Microsoft Anti-Spyware Detection

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2541


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


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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 2541

File Name: 2541.prm

Family: Generic

Published: 2005/01/19

Modified: 2016/01/15

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low