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#1 OFFLINE   Temmu

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:16 AM

some sites give you their gadgets as a zip files.so how to install a zip file gadget?simply rename the zip extension to gadgetthen r click the renamed file and openthe gadget installer dialog appearsclick installconfigure the gadget as neededenjoy!==============================generalities about gadgets- run on ie- use xml to grant themselves permission, it seems- written in java script- have png's for the eye candy- msi service needs to be running (it's how they gather their metrics)
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:45 AM

Gadgets are great!BUT, they can be abused by web-based malware! So be aware of that!A recent situation that was due to hitting a website that was somehow compromised was experienced by a client. Malwarebytes Antimalware got the malware, but all his gadgets turned black. Others are just calling Gadgets buggy.However, there was a fix for the Black Gadget issue, and it was available on the Windows Seven Forum through a search on Google search:Gadget Black Error
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:28 PM

nice.  the xml and jscript dll's plus scrun.dll - windows scripting host.i'm learning more as i go.  :bounce:  thx, lilbambi!
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:16 PM

View PostLilBambi, on Jan 10 2011, 09:45 AM, said:

Gadgets are great!BUT, they can be abused by web-based malware! So be aware of that!
That is one of the reasons why I avoid using gadgets made by 3rd party vendors.  The only ones I trust implicitly and use on my system are the ones on MS's website or the ones that come with Windows 7.  Somewhat similar analogy when using "apps" on Facebook (yik...puke...ack ack...cough) or iPhone.  Not so much for malware but, more related to privacy issues and lack of transparency.

Edited by Tushman, 10 January 2011 - 09:19 PM.





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