Windows 7 comes with a bunch of quality gadgets and supports installing third-party gadgets from the web.
Desktop gadget feature, one of the most used features of Windows 7, is not available in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and the latest Windows 10.
Of course you do – you probably miss them, even now.
If the researchers have managed to find ways to exploit existing gadgets that’s particularly worrying.
According to the Redmond giant, desktop gadgets represented a vulnerability that hackers could have used to access users’ computers.
Gadgets are no longer available on our website because the Windows Sidebar platform in Windows 7 and Windows Vista has serious vulnerabilities. Gadgets could be exploited to harm your computer, access your computer’s files, show you objectionable content, or change their behavior at any time.
Live tiles in newer versions of Windows act as desktop gadgets to some extent.
For instance, the weather app’s live tile offer the same or more information than the weather gadget.