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App Control: How do Trusted Directories handle .zip files and their contents?

App Control: How do Trusted Directories handle .zip files and their contents?

Environment

  • App Control Server: All Versions
  • Microsoft Windows: All Supported Versions
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Question

How does the Trusted Directory handle approving .zip files and the files inside of them?

Answer

In a Trusted Directory, archive files are analyzed by App Control to determine what files they will write when expanded. The files that will be written by the archive file are globally approved and added to the File Catalog, even if there are no instances of them yet.

They are not, however added to the Files on Computers inventory until the archive is expanded on some computer. The top-level archive file (e.g., myfiles.ZIP) is not added to the File Catalog.

Additional Notes

Cb Protection recognizes the following Windows formats as archives: 7Zip, BZip2, CAB, GZip, ISCab, ISO, MSCompress, RAR, ZIP and TAR. 

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