One of the company policies is that you are not allowed to install certain applications… because of the stability of your system *blah*blah*…
So it is time for some reverse engineering…
But I want to install some applications… which are not allowed… but within being detected… it is quite easy…
- Locate the executable file… that scans the machine.
- If you did so… check if in the registry are some valeus… concerning starting it. (their were no keys)
- Check the other files in the folder where the executable is located.
Well… the last one make sense… I found that the application scans in the registry key:
So… this is the work-around:
- Install the application which is not allowed;
- Run regedit
- Go to the registry location mentioned above
- Find the keys
- Export the keys to a dot-reg file
- Delete the keys out of the registry
From this point, the application is not listed in the ‘add/remove programs‘
So if you want to remove the application… using ‘Add/remove programs‘ just import the previous exported registry-keys and they will be listed again… (and detected by the scan tool)