sidebar.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if sidebar.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against threats.
The default name and path where this program is stored is
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 8ed639b723dd0e57f7721727220453db.
This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.
This program uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It can not use the full set of features of modern computer CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description present in the file is Windows Desktop Gadgets.
File version stored as a property 6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423).
Maker Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice c Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
sidebar.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't run in a kind of stealth mode. Its operation is clearly shown to you.
A digital signature is missing from this program. The authors did not sign it. This is usually bad.
This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.