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Block Exe Files in User Download Folder

L1 Bithead

Hello,

 

i know that i can block specific files in cortex but i am looking for a solution how i can block only .exe files in Users download folder.

In the Malware Profiles i can see that there is only a allow list where i can write single filenames that will be allowed.

 

Do you have any idea how i can realise this?

 

Best Regards

Sascha

 

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L2 Linker

Hello @s.debus,

This use case could be accomplished via a Restrictions Profile. You can create a new Restrictions Profile by navigating to Endpoints>Policy Management>Prevention>Profiles and clicking "Add Profile."

Under the "Executable Files" section, change the action mode to "Block" and add your desired filepath(s) to the block list. For example, you could add %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\*.exe to specifically block files with the .exe extension, or you could add %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\* to block additional types of executable files as well:

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After you have adjusted the profile to your liking, save the profile and make sure it is assigned to the proper endpoint(s) via a Prevention Policy Rule.

I hope that answers your question!

Regards,
Tim

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L2 Linker

Hello @s.debus,

This use case could be accomplished via a Restrictions Profile. You can create a new Restrictions Profile by navigating to Endpoints>Policy Management>Prevention>Profiles and clicking "Add Profile."

Under the "Executable Files" section, change the action mode to "Block" and add your desired filepath(s) to the block list. For example, you could add %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\*.exe to specifically block files with the .exe extension, or you could add %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\* to block additional types of executable files as well:

timurphy_0-1672759694846.png


After you have adjusted the profile to your liking, save the profile and make sure it is assigned to the proper endpoint(s) via a Prevention Policy Rule.

I hope that answers your question!

Regards,
Tim

Hello Tim,

 

thank you. You made my day. I'll try it.

 

Best Regards

Sascha

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