Scanning Windows XP workstations for known vulnerabilities

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Operating system security
vulnerability management
vulnerability scanning
Windows XP
Workstation Security
Can we scan Windows XP workstations for known vulnerabilities in the OS or installed applications?

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I used to use <a href=”http://nessus.org/nessus/”>Nessus</a>, which was free until some years ago.

There are many commercial vulnerability scanners available. A Google search would offer some options.

If you are looking for a free tool, you might want to give <a href=”http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc184924.aspx”>Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer</a> a try.

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  • Denwood
    You will need to provide more information:
  • Is this computer part of a domain? Do you have administrative rights to all of these computers? (domain admin rights)
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  • jinteik
    if lets say installed application you can use spiceworks
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