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Forum Thread: Secunia advised today 3.11.09 that this pgm was a #4 threat.

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Apple Quicktime 3.x

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itsmenellie Secunia advised today 3.11.09 that this pgm was a #4 threat.
Member 11th Mar, 2009 19:22
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Have tried several time to repair, but when Secunia re=scans the threat keeps appearing.. Should I delete Apple Quicktime & reinstall????????????
Thanks, Nellie

michaelsalis RE: Secunia advised today 3.11.09 that this pgm was a #4 threat.
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Just checked my version of quicktime and it is v. 7.6 perhaps you should try to run an update from Apple and obtain the latest version.

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itsmenellie RE: Secunia advised today 3.11.09 that this pgm was a #4 threat.
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on 11th Mar, 2009 21:03, michaelsalis wrote:
Just checked my version of quicktime and it is v. 7.6 perhaps you should try to run an update from Apple and obtain the latest version.



to:michaelangelis...I downloaded QuickTime v. 7.6 earlier today...maybe I can just remove QuickTime 3.x...I'm a bit new to all this - thanks, Nellie

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Stlouiee RE: Secunia advised today 3.11.09 that this pgm was a #4 threat.
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Remove the original from its root folder and search out any remnants and then go directly to the site and clean install your program. Secunia picks up all versions and then reports them as insecure even if you have the secure update. So to avoid this report you must manually remove the outdated/insecure programs by hand and then reinstall the new file and then re-scan. That will in most cases fix your issue. Let us know if this works

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michaelsalis RE: Secunia advised today 3.11.09 that this pgm was a #4 threat.
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hi

I have always just updated Quicktime sometimes through the itunes updates and sometimes by Quicktime itself and never had to uninstall a previous version so I am not sure about that. Strangely enough itunes had an update today although I do not know exactly what it updated, although, it seems it must have updated itunes and not Quicktime. Hope all goes well for you.

Michael

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itsmenellie RE: Secunia advised today 3.11.09 that this pgm was a #4 threat.
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Remove the original from its root folder and search out any remnants and then go directly to the site and clean install your program. Secunia picks up all versions and then reports them as insecure even if you have the secure update. So to avoid this report you must manually remove the outdated/insecure programs by hand and then reinstall the new file and then re-scan. That will in most cases fix your issue. Let us know if this works

-Dear stlouiee - thanks for above....I did go to apple support's forum & did as advised & removed QT3.x....all seem fine....but I could reinstall new file....re ran Secunia today & it showed 100%.....but don't know how to do as above mentioned - to search out any remnants....k
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itsmenellie RE: Secunia advised today 3.11.09 that this pgm was a #4 threat.
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I removed QT 3.x, reran Secunia & got 100%...thanks
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wr RE: Secunia advised today 3.11.09 that this pgm was a #4 threat.
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Here's my 2cents worth. I agree 100% w/Stlouiees method. Let me qualify by saying that now not every programs update deletes or overwrites the old files, so you must manually delete these before updating. The only other alternative I know of is to use a program such as CCleaner or Revo Uninstaller before updating. Download the update but don't install it save it to a convenient location then delete the old files either manually or with a program such as the 2 free ones I listed. Then I would reboot to possibly clear out any leftover files & then install the update(s). Both methods have worked for me. I know from experience that the Cyberworld can be very frustrating but if it was all point & click where would the challenge be? Good luck & stay safe.

Regards, wr

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Stlouiee RE: Secunia advised today 3.11.09 that this pgm was a #4 threat.
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You need to first stop quictime running processes. Next goto your msconfig and disable completely everything to do with apple quicktime. May be something like qtttask or something like that from startup section and services section alike. Then restart machine. Next you need to find the apple quicktime parent folder and manually delete or erase all quicktime objects. Try to find the main quick time app folder. This step may be questionable to some but this is my method. The folder you are looking for is just called quick time. Delete this whole folder.then go to apple.com and download the current quicktime version. After install complete restart machine and then perform scan again and let us know.

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