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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.
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