Track Anti-Virus Software Versions with PDQ Inventory

PDQ Inventory is especially useful for keeping tabs on application information. Building dynamic collections in PDQ Inventory can answer questions like: “Are all of our devices up to date?” and “Which devices are most vulnerable right now?”. For some examples, we will use PDQ Inventory to find computers that have multiple anti-spyware applications installed and, of course, which computers have our preferred anti-spyware installed. In this example, we will use WebRoot SecureAnywhere as the preferred application.

Start by making two basic dynamic collections:

  1. A collection for your organization’s preferred anti-virus software
  2. A collection for devices with potentially unwanted anti-virus software.

The latter is important to track because no user is perfect

2 responses

  • What about dynamic collections for machines with no anti virus? so we currently use sophos so I’d like a collection showing machines that don’t have it installed…

    • John,

      In the screenshots shown in this blog, the Group Filter is set to “All”, which then instructs the Value Filter to display all computers that have that software. However, for what you want to accomplish, you will need to change the Group Filter to “Not Any”. The Value Filter would then display the computers that do not have any of the software specified.

      We suggest creating two distinct collections, one for the computers that have it installed and a separate one for those that don’t. If you need any examples and are an Enterprise customer, you can view any of the Collection Library collections with “(Not Installed)” in the title.

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