Windows 7 gadgets....

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  1. mushtafa

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    Anyone know a safe place to download them from?

    I've just done a fresh install, went to download a gadget and see Microsoft no longer host them. I downloaded from another site but have picked up some malware, nothing could remove it so another fresh install in process now :(
     
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    Hi, Microsoft disabled Windows gadgets a while ago because they became a victim of malicious attacks and was therefore a system threat. Your gadget toolbar should be disabled, if not then I would disable it manually.
     
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    I did see an update to disable it, but I've always used it. I'm so used to having a gadget showing me what the CPU and RAM is doing.
     
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    Ok thanks, I'll have a read of that link later on. How does everyone else monitor their hardware?
     
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