Google Desktop Detection

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3924

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

Solution

Ensure that installing Google Desktop is authorized by your corporate policy.

See Also

http://desktop.google.com

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 3924

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2007/02/26

Modified: 2016/12/06

Dependencies: 1769

Nessus ID: 24709

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info