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    Exclamation Microsoft Urges Users to Shut Down Windows Gadgets or Risk Attack

    Microsoft Urges Users to Shut Down Windows Gadgets or Risk Attack | PCWorld


    By Jared Newman, PCWorld Jul 11, 2012 7:45 AM

    Rather than fix vulnerabilities with Gadgets and the Sidebar in Windows Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft is advising users to disable the features altogether.
    Gadgets and Sidebar allow users to add visual information and small programs to the Windows desktop, including clock faces, music players and RSS feed readers






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    Everyone, including Microsoft, is advising to get rid of the Windows Sidebar ASAP.

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    The Fixit is offered part way down the page in this Sophos blog post. Disable Windows Sidebar and Gadgets NOW on Vista and Windows 7. Microsoft warns of security risk

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Cluley on July 12, 2012 | Sophos
    Clearly Microsoft is worried about the security researchers’ findings, and has issued a “Fix It Tool” which will protect Windows 7 and Vista users by entirely disabling the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets functionality.
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