Homeland Security and other top security firms have recommended Windows users uninstall Quicktime from their PCs.

The full story can be found on CBS News.

Microsoft has provided full instructions on uninstalling Quicktime on their website, including a video tutorial, but we've added a quick how-to below.

To uninstall or change a program from a Windows PC

  1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features.

  2. Select a program, and then click Uninstall. Some programs include the option to change or repair the program in addition to uninstalling it, but many simply offer the option to uninstall. To change a program, click Change or RepairAdministrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.