Detect Unmanaged Software Install Location (Windows)

info Nessus Plugin ID 152357


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


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 152357

File Name: unmanaged_software_windows.nbin

Version: 1.123

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/9/2021

Updated: 5/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SMB/WMI/Available, Settings/ThoroughTests