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    Microsoft Urges Users to Shut Down Windows Gadgets or Risk Attack

    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Hello...Thanks for the link ... This should be interesting as i have placed "Vista" gadgets on XP, Vista, and "7"...a real test of my non "MS Security paradigm"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain Fred View Post
    RR,
    Hello...Thanks for the link ... This should be interesting as i have placed "Vista" gadgets on XP, Vista, and "7"...a real test of my non "MS Security paradigm"
    Regards Fred
    I think MS have heard about your stratagem and are trying to catch you. Good luck Fred.
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    This stuff is starting to drive me crazy!

    Every time you turn around there is another problem that has to be fixed..

    IF you have gadgets, I have a calendar one running, why can't you just turn it off?
    Why do you have to run the MS fix ??
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    You can turn it off, who says you can't?

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    I understand that Rur, but if you can just turn it off why do you need to d/l and run the fixes they offer on the MS site?
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    You don't need to download anything. If you check this, you will see that you can disable the sidebar through a registry change. It seems to me that the registry changes is just meant to stop the sidebar from executing. The sidebar on my computers is not executing, even without registry changes.

    The flaw, they say "involve the execution of arbitrary code by the Windows Sidebar when running insecure Gadgets", so the issue is, indeed, with insecure Gadgets. If you trust your gadgets or you use gadgets from a reliable source, I would think you don't even need to do anything.

    Now Windows is used by many millions. They need to provide a stopgap solution that can be used regardless of the level of knowledge of the users that will apply it, and that seems to be to disable the sidebar from running, even if users try to execute it. I would say they are just playing very safe, as they should, but, of course, on your own computer, you need to make your own decisions on what to do.

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    WellRur, I'm a little confused.
    If you follow the link in the article it takes you to the MS site here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2719662
    Where the FIXIT tools are available for download...
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    You need to actually read the Suggested Actions section, Banaryola, you can't just skim through the document.
    Last edited by ruirib; 2012-07-12 at 10:21.

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