So, there we are again.
In these days, I'm developing Vaporizza, a Gadget for Windows which allows the user to launch Steam and non-Steam games (but applications too eh...).
So instead to have thousand icons on your desktop, you will have a very nice box with your apps shown through the official Steam covers (or covers dinamically made if the app is not found on Steam).
But this is not the topic of this news.
Yes, ActiveX objects.
Throught them, you have a complete access on the system, the same that you can have by a common software.
But how many people know this? If you want to install a Gadget, just click on it, and that's all (among other things it can read, write and execute files as well as download and upload files with networks).
So, you make use of Windows Gadget, but be careful first to download them, you cannot know (at least if you not look the source of course) what it does in background.