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Windows 7: Applications - Run Only Specified Programs in Windows

08 Oct 2012   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So purely name based. If notepad.exe is allowed:
I put some nasty stuff on usb stick and call the exe notepad.exe. Then run notepad.exe from usb stick which runs some nasty stuff. Fake security in my opinion. Correct me if I'm wrong
Correct. If you add notepad.exe to the list of allowed programs, then anything named notepad.exe would be allowed to be run by the user(s) unless also on the list of disallowed programs.

If the .exe is in a Program Files or Windows type system folder, then a standard user will not be able to rename the .exe anyways.

This is not for malware protection though. It's only to help allow or prevent users from being able to run programs (.exe files) that you the administrator specify.

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25 Jul 2013   #11

Windows 7 64 bit
How to EDIT list of allowed programs policy

hi guys,

im using gpedit.msc to whitelist but after that, i cannot edit the whitelist, how can i edit?
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25 Jul 2013   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Kanoy,

You would be able to edit them by clicking on the Show button, then doing what's in the yellow tip box under step 5 in OPTION ONE to either type over or delete a listed program.

Hope this helps,
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