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Block Dropbox.exe

Created: 20 Nov 2013 | 7 comments

I am wanting to use application and device control to block dropbox.

How can I achieve this?

Operating Systems:

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.Brian's picture

You can block it via the executable name or hash file

See here

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/b...

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GeoGeo's picture

Easier to block it via executable name but also easier for the users to work out a workaround to launch it. Also if you use hash tag you have to enter the hash tag every time a new version of dropbox released as the hash will change.

Can also include the default instalation location for the executable as blocked so nothing from that location can launch.

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greg12's picture

See this KB article:

How to block the access of Application using Symantec Endpoint Protection's Application and Device Control (ADC) policies

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH185907

 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Check these Articles on how to configure SEP to block software.

Block Software By Fingerprint

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/block-software-fingerprint

How to use Symantec Endpoint Protection to block or log legitimate but unauthorized software usage

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH97618

Configuring system lockdown

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80848

 

Is the dropbox.exe an application malicious in nature?

If yes, then you can also submit these suspicious files to the Symantec Security Response Team on : 

https://submit.symantec.com/websubmit/essential.cgi

We also offer a self-service site to analyze files, at http://www.threatexpert.com, which can give you more information on the files you submit to it.

What to do when you suspect that a Symantec AntiVirus product is not detecting viruses

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH99222

Check this Article:

Using Symantec Help (SymHelp) Tool, how do we Collect the Suspicious Files and Submit the same to Symantec Security Response Team.

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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AjinBabu's picture

Hi, 

You can block BropBox.exe via application and device control policy.

Regards

Ajin

.Brian's picture

proactisict,

Have you had success in getting this working? Can this thread be marked as solved?

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