Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl Monk, Perl Meditation
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Detecting Installed Softwares on PC

by steelrose (Scribe)
on Oct 04, 2005 at 12:18 UTC ( #497225=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Detecting Installed Softwares on PC

A commerical off-the-shelf product I used at a previous job searched the entire hard drive for all .exe files, and then compared their names, sizes, (and to a lesser degree - paths), to a database of known products.

Of course, you could get around that by renaming the file in most cases. But it was highly effective for that company.

If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day.
If you teach a man to fish he will buy an ugly hat.
If you talk about fish to a starving man, you're a consultant.


Comment on Re: Detecting Installed Softwares on PC

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://497225]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (8)
As of 2015-07-06 15:34 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (77 votes), past polls