Detect Unmanaged Software Install Location (Windows)

info Nessus Plugin ID 152357
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Synopsis

Detect where unmanaged software is installed on the target Windows system.

Description

Locate software that is not managed by standard operating system install techniques. This software is often installed in non-standard directories or packaged with other software. The discovery of this software will allow plugins to determine if the software is vulnerable.

Scan settings and how they affect discovery
* Extensive Searching : Enable 'Show potential false alarms' to extend the searching parameters
* File system search : thorough checks need to be enabled