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Centralized Exceptions - By Hash or Filename

Created: 02 Sep 2010 • Updated: 04 Nov 2010 | 1 comment
Neo2010's picture
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My company learned the hard way that "home grown" applications can trigger false positives in SEP Enterprise Ed.  Normally, this would be easily mitigated by adding a Centralized Exception in the SEP Management Console. 

However, in Win2k3/Win2k8 environments that utilize roaming profiles, the path “C:\Documents and Settings\random user\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\falsepositive.exe"  is going to change for each user. 

Since the SEP Management Console cannot utilize wildcard charters, I would like to suggest Symantec allows the use of a MD5/Sha/etc Hash based on whatever file, regardless of the location the Admin wishes  to white-list to prevent major issues in his or her environment.  

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Jeremy Dundon's picture

While it will not use wildcards, it will use system variables. Unfortunately %USER_PROFILE% is not one of them.

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