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rfhar
The World Sport, Played In Every Country
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Buicktown,Mi

[WIN7] desk top gadgets safe to use?

A couple I quit using Win7 desktop gadgets after reading that they were unsafe to use and I have not noticed anything about their safety since.
Are they OK to use now?



darcilicious
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No. Microsoft has basically abandoned them. You can still use them (if you can find them to download or still have copies of them locally) but the security issues related to them was never fixed and won't ever be.
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rfhar
The World Sport, Played In Every Country
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Buicktown,Mi

Thanks



stev32k
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Mobile, AL
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reply to rfhar

How serious a threat is it to have gadgets installed? I have four on my desktop and have come to like them.


dave
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said by stev32k:

How serious a threat is it to have gadgets installed?

About as serious as having programs installed.

There are three main aspects to the threat: (1) do you trust the program? (2) do you trust the web site where the gadget gets its data from? (3) is the data stream safe from man-in-the-middle attacks?

»msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library···85).aspx


goalieskates
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join:2004-09-12
land of big
reply to rfhar

I still run the same 3 I always have, with no ill effects. I suspect the biggest factor is what gadgets you use and where you get them.

ymmv



ZZZZZZZ
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reply to rfhar

I still run about 6 of them although I have over 20 installed..........don't plan on stopping to use them either just because Microsoft deems them insecure.

If I was that paranoid I'd stop using Windows.
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freebird317
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join:2004-02-23
Vancouver, WA

said by ZZZZZZZ:

I still run about 6 of them although I have over 20 installed..........don't plan on stopping to use them either just because Microsoft deems them insecure.

If I was that paranoid I'd stop using Windows.

:)
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