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Windows 7: Microsoft Urges Users to Shut Down Windows Gadgets or Risk Attack


30 Jul 2012   #41

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
It should be noted that Gadgets still works on Windows 8. While you may not find a way to open gadgets, opening a .gadget file will cause the said gadget to pin on your desktop.
Is this true for RTM though...

Microsoft was busy ripping out all kinds of stuff like this AFTER the last preview. We really don't know what will or won't work in the RTM (At least not till wed at the earliest)

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30 Jul 2012   #42

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

I dont know, but I'm hoping TechNet people could update us on the matter.
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31 Jul 2012   #43

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Honestly, all of the software on all of my computers has atleast 1 vulnerability. Every piece of software that has ever existed can be hacked in some way. I'm not going to shut off gadgets because of this little thing that won't ever affect me. I have up to date antivirus and I am careful with what I download, so Microsoft, I'm NOT turning off my gadgets no matter how much you want me to.
Same here buddy, I think we Gadget folk should start the Gadget Resistance Army and stick two fingers up to those who provided this mess!





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31 Jul 2012   #44

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Honestly, all of the software on all of my computers has atleast 1 vulnerability. Every piece of software that has ever existed can be hacked in some way. I'm not going to shut off gadgets because of this little thing that won't ever affect me. I have up to date antivirus and I am careful with what I download, so Microsoft, I'm NOT turning off my gadgets no matter how much you want me to.

I'm with windude on this one as my Kaspersky is really good at picking them especially from Adobe and Java - which I guess are fair game to the hackers as we all well nearly all use those sites eh?
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31 Jul 2012   #45

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
It should be noted that Gadgets still works on Windows 8. While you may not find a way to open gadgets, opening a .gadget file will cause the said gadget to pin on your desktop.
Is this true for RTM though...

Microsoft was busy ripping out all kinds of stuff like this AFTER the last preview. We really don't know what will or won't work in the RTM (At least not till wed at the earliest)
Looking at Win8 RC's Sidebar properties, it has a file version of 6.2.8400.0, with a modified date of 5/18/2012, and size of 1.3 MB (0.1 smaller than Windows 7's) considering these, I doubt MS will be removing this since they obviously did some work on it for Win 8.
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