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How to add Exception for Wildcard in VSE 8.8.0 Access Protection

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Hi There,

i'm using access Protection (VSE 8.8.0) to prevent Browser from Opening .exe Files in %appdata% .

i configured a Wildcard and it works prefectly. now i want to make an Exception for a specific  .exe File in Appdata but i dont know how to achieve it. Wildcard prevents me to add exception.

i appreciate your help in this issue.

Greeting

 

 

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AjaySundar
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Re: How to add Exception for Wildcard in VSE 8.8.0 Access Protection

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Hi @user_lz123,

Good day to you!

Unfortunately, what you are trying to achieve is not possible using the McAfee VSE. On VSE you would only be able to exclude the source process, excluding chrome makes the rule that you have created null.

However, with the help of ENS you can block chrome.exe from accessing all the executables/files and execute/access the file that you would like it to access.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

AJ

 

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AjaySundar
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Hi @user_lz123,

Can you please share the screenshot of the exclusion that you have added?

Can you try %appdata%/text.exe?

Regards,

AJ

Re: How to add Exception for Wildcard in VSE 8.8.0 Access Protection

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Hi  AjaySundar,

thanks for your effort. let's say, i configured following Rule:

firstly where is the rule? rule is in VSE Access Protection >> User-defined Rules :

using this rule, Access Protection prevents Chrome executing EXE-Files in User profile.

now i want to permit chrome executing a specific EXE-File in User profile in spite of Wildcard.

For Example:  Chrome should be able to open/Execute only C:\Users\*\something.exe 

how can i achieve that?

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AjaySundar
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Hi @user_lz123,

Good day to you!

Unfortunately, what you are trying to achieve is not possible using the McAfee VSE. On VSE you would only be able to exclude the source process, excluding chrome makes the rule that you have created null.

However, with the help of ENS you can block chrome.exe from accessing all the executables/files and execute/access the file that you would like it to access.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

AJ

 

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BSharma
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@user_lz123 

just to add more, you may also try following example: 

Ref: https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB50998

  • File exclusions
    Use a single asterisk (*) wildcard to denote partial file name matches or wildcard extension matches, for example:

    c:\windows\abc*.rtf
    c:\windows\abc.*

    Do not use trailing backslashes for file name matches. Doing so results in VSE excluding the wrong items. To clarify this point, review the following two examples:

    c:\windows\abc
    c:\windows\abc\

    The first exclusion is treated as a file name, and the second exclusion is treated as a directory.

 

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