Google Desktop Detection

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Synopsis :

The remote host has Google Desktop installed.

Description :

Google Desktop, a search application for Windows that allows users to
easily search for files on the computer, is installed on the remote

If the 'Advanced Features' or 'Search Across Computers' options of
Google Desktop are enabled, some data may be sent to Google's server,
potentially breaching your corporate security policy.

See also :

Solution :

Please make sure installing Google Desktop agrees with your corporate

Risk factor :


Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 24709 (google_desktop_installed.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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