Windows 7 Gadgets Not Safe?

  RegScriv 10:19 11 Jul 13
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It is reported that Microsoft issued an update in July 2012 to remove the gadget/sidebar from Windows 7 because it is unsafe. Can anyone advise on this. I did not receive the update and gadgets remained on my system

  Chronos the 2nd 10:43 11 Jul 13

the only article I can find is this one from June 2012 so unless you can link to a more recent one I would suggest that whatever problem there was in 2012 has been resolved or patched.

  RegScriv 15:39 11 Jul 13

The article was in the last issue of Computeractive, or maybe the one before that and was by one of the Computeractive team. I have saved a pdf of the article but can't attached to this response. Your view is that Gadgets is safe then

  rdave13 16:07 11 Jul 13

When I had 7 I stopped using third party gadgets. Some of the downloads had become 'iffy' with extra being downloaded with them. The default ones should be OK though.

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