About system lockdown
|Article:HOWTO27322|||||Created: 2010-01-08|||||Updated: 2010-01-15|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO27322|
System lockdown is a protection setting that you can use to control the applications that can run on the client computer. You can create a file fingerprint list that contains the checksums and the locations of all the applications that are authorized for use at your company. The client software includes a Checksum.exe tool that you can use to create a file fingerprint list. The advantage of system lockdown is that it can be enforced whether or not the user is connected to the network.
You can use system lockdown to block almost any Trojan horse, spyware, or malware that tries to run or load itself into an existing application. For example, you can prevent these files from loading into Internet Explorer. System lockdown ensures that your system stays in a known and trusted state.
Applications that run on the client computer can include the following executable files:
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