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    • in reply to: Where we stand with the January 2020 patches #2091061
      SilenceIsG0lden
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks for the info. (Even if it’s really not what I wanted to hear…)

      Are there any other components that act the same way as IE? As in I think they’re gone/disabled, but turns out they’re only hidden?

      in reply to: Where we stand with the January 2020 patches #2089183
      SilenceIsG0lden
      AskWoody Plus

      I’m sure this has been discussed somewhere, but I can’t find anything. So please bear with me.

      Short version: can vulnerabilities in programs / services that are DISABLED put my system at risk?

      Long version: I have never had any need for remote access options to my PC and I have banned IE a long time ago. So both of these have been disabled, via services and unchecked windows options. (Same holds true for things like homegroup, service computer browser, sidebar, etc.)

      Is there a chance that any vulnerabilities found in those two areas could still affect my system in any way? I’ve seen updates and patches for IE presented via WinUpdate in the past, but I assumed they were there because Micro$oft assumes everyone runs IE, not because I actually needed them.

      Thank you VERY much in advance for your help!

       

      [4 computers, all running Win7 Home Premium – and not about to change that]

       

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