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How to block creation of exe files in user folders

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I would like to block the creation of .exe files on the users folders C:\users\

 

My idea is creating an access protection rule:

Processes to include: *.*

File or folder name to block:   C:\Users\**\*.exe

Check "new files being created"

 

I need to allow certain files to being created, but I don't know how to exclude them. Adding them to processes to exclude doesn't work.

 

Thank you.

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Re: How to block creation of exe files in user folders

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Hi @Random_user 

My apologies for the previous post. I am afraid for VSE, we do not have the ability to do so. This is possible when you upgrade to Endpoint Security only.

I sincerely hope this clarifies.

 

 

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Hi @Random_user 

Thank you for your post! Your rule should work like a charm!

For exclusions please see the attached screenshot where you can toggle inclusion status there by allowing specific filenames with same extension to be created.

You can alternatively allow certain processes to create executable by toggling process inclusion status under Executables section.

I sincerely hope this helps!

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Re: How to block creation of exe files in user folders

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Thank you for your quick reply.

 

Could you please tell me the process to get the menu of the screenshot you sent?

I can't find it on my epo 5.10 -> Policy catalog-> Virus scan 8.8.0 -> Access protection policies (here is where I created the rule)

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Re: How to block creation of exe files in user folders

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Hi @Random_user 

My apologies for the previous post. I am afraid for VSE, we do not have the ability to do so. This is possible when you upgrade to Endpoint Security only.

I sincerely hope this clarifies.

 

 

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Thanks and regards,
Adithyan T
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