I had an alert to uninstall Quick Time for security reasons. Is this valid?

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Pop up on my computer
IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE
Uninstall Quick Time to protect your PC from security vulnerabilities
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I received that note too. It sounds legit, but I didn't do any investigating. and it makes sense since Windows stopped support for, Win7 was it? I have a newer pc, and last year did that upgrade to Win10; I did the search for Quicktime as was mentioned, and it doesn't appear to be on my pc. so all is good. 
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@lori_b_0301 @Amir  We really appreciate your help! Thank you!

@l.oday  Thank you for asking here! As @lori_b_0301 and @Amir mentioned, Trend Micro did notify our customers the possible risk of having QuickTime for Windows on your computer. You can refer to the online doc below to understand further details:
Apple ends support for QuickTime for Windows 

If you didn't see QuickTime for Windows in your Installed Programs List in Control Panel, then you don't need to take any action for this warning.

Thanks and please let us know if you have more questions!

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How do we stop the notification from repeating? I got the message on all of my computers and checked them all about 2 weeks ago. But I didn't find any QuickTime installed anywhere. Why do I keep getting the notification? Or how do I stop it?
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@kmh727  Thank you for asking and sorry to hear that you're getting repeated notifications! The QuickTime uninstall notification could be displayed in several places. Please provide a screenshot of the notification message(s) you're seeing, so we could provide a specific solution for you. Thanks!

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