Hi - I need to restrict install/execution of a ".exe" that doesn't show up in the "Add/Remove Programs" listing. Also unable to find any reference to it in the KBOX software/processes/services listings, or get any hits while searching for the ".exe" in the registry. The software is installed with a setup disk and cites Win 3.1/95 as a minimum requirement. The user manual is dated 1997. Any guidance on how to detect and block install and/or execution via the Kbox would be appreciated. The objective is to limit the ability to install and execute this legacy software to a small group of computers. thanks, Owen.
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Hey Owen,

You could add the exe to a disallowed program list, which would block it. The disallowed program list is created under Scripting >> Security Policy >> Enforce Disallowed Programs Settings.

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Answered 12/06/2010 by: cmccracken
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If KBOX doesn't know anything about the program it can't block it.
Answered 12/06/2010 by: RichB
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If you know something about it then you could create a custom inventory rule. Something about it could be a file name at a location or a version. After creating a custom inventory rule you could run an uninstall MI. Whenever the app would be detected the uinstall MI would run.

The main challenge is that if the software doesn't show up as a regular app then there's a good chance that it doesn't have an uninstaller you can run silently, but don't rule it out.

If it does not have an uninstaller then youcould do the same logic as above but using scripting instead. A script could check for the existing of a file and then take that as a sign the software is installed and action to remove or cripple the software.
Answered 12/06/2010 by: GillySpy
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Thanks for the suggestions and guidance. The app does consistently install in the same place in "program files\", so I'll try the uninstall/scripting approach.
Owen
Answered 12/07/2010 by: kawelea
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