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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Google Desktop detection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if Google Desktop is installed

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote host has Google Desktop installed.

Description :

Google Desktop, a search application for Windows that permits 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 the Google's
server, potentially breaching your corporate security policy.

See also :

http://desktop.google.com

Solution:

Please make sure installing Google Desktop is inline with your
corporate policy.

Network Security Threat Level:

None

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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