Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerabilities in Gadgets could allow remote code execution

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Article ID: 2719662 - View products that this article applies to.
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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released a Microsoft security advisory about this issue for IT professionals. The security advisory contains additional security-related information. To view the security advisory, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/2719662

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section.

Fix it for me

The Fix it solution that is described in this section is not intended to be a replacement for any security update. We recommend that you always install the latest security updates. However, we offer this Fix it solution as a workaround option for some scenarios. 

For more information about this workaround, visit the following Microsoft Security Advisory webpage:
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/2719662
The advisory provides more information about the issue, including the following:
  • The scenarios in which you might apply or disable the workaround.
  • How to manually apply the workaround.
Specifically, to see this information, expand the Suggested actions section, and then expand the Workarounds section.

To enable or disable this Fix it solution, click the Fix it button or link under the Enable heading or under the Disable heading. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
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Disable Windows Sidebar and Gadgets
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Enable Windows Sidebar and Gadgets
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Notes
  • These wizards may be in English only. However, the automatic fixes also work for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

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Article ID: 2719662 - Last Review: August 2, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Starter
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Starter
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
Keywords: 
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