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cribeiro Newcomer 8 posts since
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Aug 12, 2010 9:57 AM

How to block .exe from a web download with EWS 5.5?

Hi all,


I'm trying to do a simple block of .exe from being donwloaded from web and I'm not finding any option to do it?


Can someone help me please?




Carlos Ribeiro

  • McAfee Employee 78 posts since
    Nov 4, 2009

    Hello Carlos,


    You can use regular expression (if you want to) in order to reach your objective. Steps below might help you:


    1. Login into the EWS 5.5;

    2. Go to Web - Scanning Policies - URL Filtering: Primary URL filtering

    3. Click on the tab named "Denied URLs (Regex)"

    4. Add a URL with the following string: /*.exe

    5. Apply your configuration.

    6. Try to download any .exe file from the internet and check the results.


    Note: I'd suggest you to test this rule before implementing it in production, since sometimes regular expressions might cause some false positives. Attached there is a screenshot with an example.




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