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Forum Thread: Google Gadget ActiveX Control 5.x

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cadence yedmore Google Gadget ActiveX Control 5.x
Member 20th Feb, 2010 18:59
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Secunia show my latest version of Google Gadget as insecure but does have any download solution for it. I'm not sure if I need it or if there's a solution for it. I disabled it and ran a scan but it still shows up as venerable. My latest version is 5.7.712.19360. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Dave

Anthony Wells RE: Google Gadget ActiveX Control 5.x
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Last edited on 20th Feb, 2010 21:07
Hello Dave ,

I don't use IE or Google Gadget (plug-in) and don't know what it does exactly ; is it loaded in a Toolbar or a part of Google Desktop ??

Any gadgets which interest me i get from the gadget "library" and load them into the iGoogle part of my Home Page and only the Google "approved" ones .

Disabling it is a good start ; if you don't miss it after a few days and there is no update available you could kill it . I am always wary of out of date/vulnerable ActiveX's hanging about .

What is PSI showing as the "installation path" for it ??

Anthony

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cadence yedmore RE: Google Gadget ActiveX Control 5.x
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Hey Anthony,
I went ahead and deleted the file called Google Gadget.... from the path where Secunia indicated it was. We'll see if it has any affect on anything. My Secunia rating is now at 100%. What's weird is now its in my Plugins and enabled even though I disabled it before I deleted it. I'm perplexed. I'm going to leave it enabled for now and monitor it.

Thanks,
Dave
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Anthony Wells RE: Google Gadget ActiveX Control 5.x
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OK , Dave ,

Google update lots of things automatically and can leave old files behind either deliberately or not . You could try the disable again or just ignore it as in "no longer broke , no need to fix it" :))

Anthony

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jezzicaz789 RE: Google Gadget ActiveX Control 5.x
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on 20th Feb, 2010 21:03, Anthony Wells wrote:
Hello Dave ,

I don't use IE or Google Gadget (plug-in) and don't know what it does exactly ; is it loaded in a Toolbar or a part of Google Desktop ??

Any gadgets which interest me i get from the gadget "library" and load them into the iGoogle part of my Home Page and only the Google "approved" ones .

Disabling it is a good start ; if you don't miss it after a few days and there is no update available you could kill it . I am always wary of out of date/vulnerable ActiveX's hanging about .

What is PSI showing as the "installation path" for it ??

Anthony



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