Prevent programs from running on specific folders

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Prevent programs from running on specific folders

Post by TETYYSs » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Is there any program, or like policy setting on Windows to prevent running programs from specific folders, or make some kind of confirm box to run that? No AVs please.

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Re: Prevent programs from running on specific folders

Post by Vrtule » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:31 pm

AFAIR there are some GPO settings that allow you to specify programs that can and cannot be run by users. The program may be specified either by the full name of their executable or by its hash. Unfortunately, I do not remember any details and I am not sure whether it is possible to use this GPO on home computers in a simple manner.

I got some experience with this only in one university course focused on Windows administration.

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Re: Prevent programs from running on specific folders

Post by EP_X0FF » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:25 pm

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323525/en-us

I do not think that there is another method exist.
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Re: Prevent programs from running on specific folders

Post by 0x16/7ton » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:44 am

Starting from w7 (ultimate and enterprise) you can use AppLocker to prevent executing applications.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library ... 10%29.aspx
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6317/blo ... applocker/
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Re: Prevent programs from running on specific folders

Post by tgwalt » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:53 pm

Would Software Restriction Policies help with what you're looking for?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 31534.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 94606.aspx

I use that to block any .exe from being able to run in specific temp folders.

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