Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King
Thanks for posting. I am sure someone will be helped sometime down the road.
Hi, I'm someone that was helped sometime down the road.
The reason this is helpful is because Microsoft has made such a point in the past about how Sidebar is, for all intent and purposes, no longer part of Windows (starting with Windows 7) and that instead gadgets are just part of the operating system, part of windows.
Surprise! Sidebar.exe still needs access, and some firewalls (such as Norton's 2011 solution) behave inconsistently toward Sidebar.exe when on an Auto rule is used, which is a default for running on Windows 7.
So, thanks everyone.