Google Desktop Detection

Info Nessus Plugin ID 24709


The remote host has Google Desktop installed.


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

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.


Please make sure installing Google Desktop agrees with your corporate policy.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 24709

File Name: google_desktop_installed.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/02/26

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:google:desktop

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated