Windows quicktime hack
By Asheville Computer Company / NewsPCWindows / / 0 Comments

If you have a PC and have QuickTime installed it’s time to get rid of it quick 🙂

Apple and the US government are telling customers with a Windows operating system that QuickTime is no longer being updated and has potential security issues that could let hackers into your computer.

Quicktime was used as a video player in the past but hasn’t had a major update on the Windows side since 2005. On the Mac side it’s last major update was in 2009 and Apple will continue to support it there.

Quicktime is still available for download as some users still need it for certain programs and activities but the vast majority of users haven’t used it in a long time and don’t need it anymore.

As of now, there aren’t any known cases of an infection through one of these vulnerabilities but it’s probably only a matter of time before they are exploited.

You can check out the CCN Money article below for more details.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/15/technology/windows-quicktime/index.html?sr=twmoney041516windows-quicktime0531PMVODtopLink&linkId=23477807

Quicktime can be removed through the normal Windows uninstall process but if you have any issues or aren’t quite sure how to do it please contact us. In most cases we can connect remotely and get it uninstalled in a very short time.

Data transfer from an old Vista Dell laptop to a new Windows 10 laptop
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopPCRecent WorkWindows / / 0 Comments

This customer had a very old Windows Vista Dell laptop and was in the market for a new Windows 10 laptop.  We found a great deal on a Windows 10 laptop and transferred the customers data including (photos, documents, music, favorites, downloads, mail, etc.) to the new laptop.

When we delivered the new laptop we also setup their ATT U-verse router for wireless and setup a new wireless printer. The customer was very happy with their new much faster laptop and extra happy that everything was now wireless.

If you are in the market for  a new computer and need data transferred or would like a printer setup please contact us today.