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Are windows 7 gadgets a security risk?


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mrpooh3

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Hi,I read somewhere that the windows gadgets are unsafe and was wondering if this is true?
Currently my windows gadgets are turned off.
I was hoping to get a digital desktop clock rather than use the one on the taskbar,should I just forget about that or is there a safe way to get one other than a gadget?
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SleepyDude

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Hi,

Yes it's true you can read about it on the following Microsoft Security Advisory.
Vulnerabilities in Gadgets Could Allow Remote Code Execution
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hi,thanks for the link.
I can just forget about a digital clock on my desktop then.
will have to stick with the task bar clock.
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Ztruker

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I've been using Gadgets since Windows 7 was released and am now using them on Windows 8. Never a problem.

They never say what gadgets are at risk. I only use the Weather gadget.
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I'm not gonna bother,it's not worth the risk...I'll just stick to using the taskbar clock.
I could do without any more viruses.
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