Guard against Auto-Install with “Widget, The World Watcher”

“In response to the threat of malicious widgets that automatically install themselves when you visit a website, ‘Widget, The World Watcher‘ has been released to tame all widget downloads. Rather than completely disabling Safari’s handy automatic file opening feature, this free program asks for permission before installing a widget you’ve downloaded. You can choose to install it, delete it, or move it to your desktop for later analysis.

And of course, “if a widget is found attempting eco-villainy, Widget, The World Watcher will fly in from space and go to work saving the day with the aid of Kristine, Brian and Kevin.” Gotta love free programs…”

[ Republished from DashboardWidgets News ]

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