- 07-16-2012 06:32 AM #1
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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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- 07-16-2012 07:10 AM #2
That's to bad, I ran the fixit......
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- 07-20-2012 02:58 PM #3
Everyone, including Microsoft, is advising to get rid of the Windows Sidebar ASAP.
- Microsoft fix kills Windows Gadgets, warns it could lead to PC hijacks
- Microsoft Offers Robo-Tool For Killing Desktop Gadgets and Sidebar Due to Vulnerability
- Windows Vista/7 Users Need To Run This Killswitch Before Thursday
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
Originally Posted by Graham Cluley on July 12, 2012 | Sophos
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