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Windows 7: Gadgets, to disable or not to disable?

02 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64 SP1
Gadgets, to disable or not to disable?

Hey folks,

I have just noticed that Microsoft recommends disabling gadgets. I only have the default gadgets which came with W7 installed and I have never installed any others. Admittedly, the only one I use is the currency one. Is it a security risk to have them enabled?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

This pdf is an essay exposing the vulnerabilities.

In short, if it is stuff that talks with other things outside the PC, it's a security risk.

I'd still personally get a conventional program that does that, there are literally tons of free ones for anything, PC, smartphone, whatever.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64 SP1

Okay, thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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