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Block Documents with Macros/VBscript

Dear NC,

how to block all documents with macros and/or vbsript embedded?

Thx, Bernd

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Re: Block Documents with Macros/VBscript

Is this possible?

MSchneider
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Re: Block Documents with Macros/VBscript

Blocking by Media Type is your option.

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Re: Block Documents with Macros/VBscript

Thank you

Can you give an example of a rule blocking download of macroEnabled documents only from specific countries. For instance RU and CH.

Regards

Claus

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Re: Block Documents with Macros/VBscript

I'm interested in that too. What about macros in application/msword (.doc) and application/vnd.ms-excel (.xls) and application/pdf with scripts? Can they be blocked?

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Re: Block Documents with Macros/VBscript

Yes, michael_schneider shows the right solution right under this post.

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Re: Block Documents with Macros/VBscript

Activated the rule in my productive Environment. Let´s see what will happen. 🙂

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Re: Block Documents with Macros/VBscript

Hi Troja.

If I for a start just want to log, how many macro downloads is occuring, before I do any blocking, is that easy to do?...

\Claus

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Re: Block Documents with Macros/VBscript

Yes it is,

you can set the rule to Action continue and adding some stuff in the Events section to write a specific LOG File.

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