Cortex XDR: How to block execution of some unwanted apps

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Cortex XDR: How to block execution of some unwanted apps

L1 Bithead

Hello All,


We have observed some unwanted applications( Any desk, WhatsApp) used by end users in customer environment. Is there any way apart from blocking the hash present in cortex console which will block the execution of such files.


Thanks in advance.


Sakshi Seth


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Should be able to do this easily via the Restrictions profile in the Executable Files section if you simply add the file/folder into the Block section and ensure that it's actually enabled since this is disabled by default. 

You can add the hash into the global blocklist as well if you use a lot of profiles and only want to enter it in one location, however last I checked that only accepted hash values and you'd need to keep that updated to actually block any new release which would quickly get tiring if you don't automate the hash collection and blocking. 

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