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sd4chiefs
03-23-2006, 10:35 AM
Is it a bad idea to have Yahoo Widgets on my desktop? I am using a few like the local weather and traffic report.

DMAC
03-23-2006, 11:54 AM
I have Google Earth on mine at home, and while being VERY cool, it did have an error once and shut my whole PC down on its own.

Are you having probs with the Yahoo ones?

sd4chiefs
03-23-2006, 07:41 PM
I have Google Earth on mine at home, and while being VERY cool, it did have an error once and shut my whole PC down on its own.

Are you having probs with the Yahoo ones?

No, but I was just wondering if one of these widgets might have a hidden virus in it.

Simplex3
03-23-2006, 10:11 PM
No, but I was just wondering if one of these widgets might have a hidden virus in it.
Odds are very, very slim that they are infected. HOWEVER, anything you have on your PC that connects to the outside world can be damaging if there is a man-in-the-middle attack. Especially in Windows where every app is running as a sysadmin.