How to detect if Zoom.exe exists on your Windows Systems

Due to the recent security concerns, I was tasked with finding users that were using Zoom on their laptops.

Unfortunately, we were unable to utilize Software Inventory, since the program doesn't always install locally on a system.

Zoom places zoom.exe in this location  c:\users\**someuser**\AppData\Roaming\Zoom\bin\zoom.exe



So I utilized KACE's custom inventory to search the location w/out specifying the user.  This method returns the path of any user that has zoom.exe installed.

You can use this script to check for any file in the users directory.

ShellCommandTextReturn(CMD /q /c for /d %u in (\Users\*) do (if exist %u\AppData\Roaming\Zoom\bin\zoom.exe echo %u))


  • Awesome, as soon as the devices check in, if they have zoom.exe it will be detected, thanks OP. Now to uninstall :-| - fvaldivia@boingo.com 1 year ago
  • If installed via MSI, zoom.exe is not in User Folder.

    In anycase, use the cleanzoom.exe utility to completely remove zoom. It might even be run without zoom installed, I expect. Test it and see!

    https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/article_attachments/360033082431/CleanZoom.exe - rlyman 1 year ago
    • Unfortunately, the MSI is used when Zoom is supported in your environment. We are dealing with our users connecting to sessions via a 3rd party that uses zoom. Since that method doesn't place zoom app in apps/features, we dont get the usual "Kace uninstall string". I'll need to research Cleanzoom. But as of right now, I have a script that simply does the removal of any zoom.exe that exists in the user folder. - robert_esparza 1 year ago
      • There is also a browser extension to look for. I have no details on that as we use and support Zoom. :) But if you are on a hunt & destroy mission do consider browser-based Zoom client. - rlyman 1 year ago
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