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Microsoft Anti-Spyware Detection

Low

Synopsis

The remote host passes information across the network in an insecure manner.

Description

The remote host is running the Microsoft Anti-Spyware tool. Further, the administrators have not disabled the default 'Spyware Community' feature. The Spyware Community feature allows Microsoft to centrally track information regarding infected files, versions, locations, and more. When a file is flagged as being spyware, the remote host will automatically send this information (via the Internet) to Microsoft servers.

Solution

Ensure that the 'Spyware Community' feature is in alignment with corporate policies and procedures.