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Test ID:12009
Category:Windows
Title:ALEXA detection
Summary:ALEXA detection
Description:Description:

The remote host is using the ALEXA program. This software is bundled by
default with Internet Explorer 6.

This software transmits the complete url of the search results to both
'msn.com' and 'alexa.com', thus potentially violating the privacy of the
remote user.

You should ensure that:
- the user intended to install ALEXA
- the use of ALEXA matches your corporate mandates and security policies.

To remove this sort of software, you may wish to check out ad-aware or spybot.

See also : http://pestpatrol.com/PestInfo/a/alexa.asp
Solution : Uninstall this software
Risk factor : High

CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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