1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 17, 2010 1:11 PM by bcaseiro RSS

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

    cribeiro

      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?

       

      Thanks

      Regards

      Carlos Ribeiro

        • 1. Re: How to block .exe from a web download with EWS 5.5?

          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.

           

          Regards,

          Bruno