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QuickTime finally gets security patch
By Susan Bradley, Patch Watch
December 31, 2007

I've warned you about an unpatched security issue in QuickTime in several of my most recent columns. Apple finally released a fix on Dec. 13 with version 7.3.1 of QuickTime.

For those who use Apple's automatic software-updating service, you may have been notified to update QuickTime and install iTunes at the same time. If you just want to install the fixed version of QuickTime and nothing else, visit Apple's Web site to get the QuickTime 7.3.1 fix alone.

Alun Jones, another security MVP, doesn't like software that installs unwanted programs from the same company. So he wrote a blog post on Dec. 17 about trying to remove unwanted iTunes, iPod, and Apple Mobile Device Support software that was installed along with QuickTime. If you're in Alun's situation and want to remove some of the additional junk, his post provides two links that can assist people who are using Windows XP and Vista.
 

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