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ENS 10.6 & ePO 5.9.1 file scanning

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I use ePO 5.9.1 to manage ENS on client machines.

Is there already, or will we soon receive the functionality in Endpoint Security(ENS) to utilize wildcard searches? From the dozens of forums I have been through, there are of course wildcards able to be used when making exclusions for On-Access(OAS) and On-Demand scans(ODS). I cannot find anything on the Threat Prevention Options section of Potentially Unwanted Programs(PUP) though.

I know that I can specifically put the file name + extension to get ENS to flag things, but what about when I am trying to do a search for a file that I don't have the full name of? I'm wanting to be able to do as follows in PUP or some other program if that ability exists:

PUP search for-

c:\**\Los*   OR

**\Los*       OR EVEN

c:\users\username\**\Los*.docx

Something of that nature. Find all files anywhere on c:\ that begin with "Los." Maybe that is too much logic for ENS to handle, but surely other people have had a problem with not having this functionality besides me.

Note: When trying to use wildcards in PUP, it does not allow you to submit. Does not allow for wildcards. 

So again, if I need to use another McAfee product to perform this function I will, but seeing as the majority of the functionality is there to begin with, it would be pretty simple to allow the search/scan feature to allow for using wildcards.

My purpose here is to try to find specific files that we know to be on the machines on our network that need to be put under quarantine, but do not know the full name of the file in question. Or possibly even do not know the file extension.

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Re: ENS 10.6 & ePO 5.9.1 file scanning

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Hi @BlakeIsANiceGuy 

I think what you are trying to achieve is something that is more of a windows search task than something the scanner should be doing. You set set wildcards for PUPs because the definitions are designed to be very specific.

The closest thing our products would offer, would be to use TIE to set the file reputation as malicious but this would only work for PE files.

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Re: ENS 10.6 & ePO 5.9.1 file scanning

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Hi @BlakeIsANiceGuy 

I think what you are trying to achieve is something that is more of a windows search task than something the scanner should be doing. You set set wildcards for PUPs because the definitions are designed to be very specific.

The closest thing our products would offer, would be to use TIE to set the file reputation as malicious but this would only work for PE files.

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Re: ENS 10.6 & ePO 5.9.1 file scanning

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It may be more of a Windows search task, but it would be nice to have that ability in the software as McAfee is the one that will quarantine files and programs that could be malicious, not Windows. All the same, you answered my question that McAfee does not have that functionality so thank you.

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