Block Executable Files from Internet

2018/04/16 19:19

Sometimes, we want to block the users downloading the executable files from Internet and avoid get trouble in virus and trojans. 

Please enable the "Forbidden URL" function and enter ".exe", ".msi" and so on.

If you want to block some other types of file like ".avi", ".rmvb", ".swf" you can also use this function (Figure 1).

Web Filter
Figure 1

For more details, please refer to Account Management

Note: Some links do not actually have the specified extensions, thus wont be able to be blocked. Example:

File link with extension: https://yt-dl.org/downloads/2018.04.03/youtube-dl.exe

Actual link: https://github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com/1039520/e66c8996-36d5-11e8-8ce9-9b79ceb7aa16?X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWNJYAX4CSVEH53A%2F20180405%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20180405T145429Z&X-Amz-Expires=300&X-Amz-Signature=8841ee196679796b43953e41e50e4031dc4a328df8ec079be2938355b940c246&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&actor_id=0&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3Dyoutube-dl.exe&response-content-type=application%2Foctet-stream

Thus link like this will not be able to be filtered.



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