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Issue with SPSS Statistical software and DLP 11.3

I have several users who run a script in SPSS that makes a call to a Python library. This recently quit working and I narrowed down the culprit to the Operational module - Chrome>Chrome Web extension - for identifying address bar URL. I disabled this module and the scripts began running properly again. I do not know why but it worked. I have a couple questions: What exactly does this module do? I don't understand the description. What functionality will I be losing if I leave it disabled? Does anyone have any thoughts on configuring the DLP policy to allow this module to be left enabled but still have the Python functionality? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Issue with SPSS Statistical software and DLP 11.3


The Chrome web extension - for identifying address bar URL is a feature that is used to control a major cause of high CPU
utilization. The default is to enable browser address bar URL detection. If high CPU utilization is encountered, you can
disable the feature without any adverse affects.

Also, McAfee DLP web post protection rules can block file uploads posted with Chrome browser. The web protection
rule evaluates the Web Address (URL) condition with the browser address bar URL.
For text posts, the web protection rule evaluates the Web Address (URL) condition with the HTTP request URL.
Because HTTP requests rely on the Chrome browser extensions, text posts can only be monitored.

If you decide to leave the option, for Chrome web extension enabled, you can whitelist the Python URL under the Web Protection tab in Operational
Modes and Modules.

For formatting details of URL, see below KB.




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