Need to prevent malicious files while downloading, Pre-execution preventing

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Need to prevent malicious files while downloading, Pre-execution preventing

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How to prevent or block malicious files while downloading from internet in cortex XDR. cortex xdr will only block a malicious file when it will execute but I want to block a malicious files before the execution similar to windows defender which can delete or block a malicious file when it will create or download.


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Hello @JayeshParmar ,


Looks like we have already responded to your query. But please find the below response. 


Thank you for writing to live community.


The required feature is of the NGAV tool. Either you can passively scan the device or file before executing as XDR will only scan the file once it is executed.

For more information you can refer to below link:


Or you can open a TAC case and raise a feature request.


Hope this helps!

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Ashutosh Patil
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