Using Group Policies to Restrict Programs (Protect from Viruses and Worms) Published: Mar 17, 2005
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You can use a group policy to protect your server from known viruses that require an executable to run. For example, Sobig.F and Blaster are two fine examples.

Using Group Policies to Restrict Programs (Protect from Viruses and Worms)

You can use a group policy to protect your server from known viruses that require an executable to run. For example, Sobig.F and Blaster are two fine examples.

Go to Run > Type MMC to open the Microsoft Management Console.

Select File > Add/Remove Snap-in > Add > Group Policy Object Editior

Allow it to modify the Local Computer in the wizard. Close > OK

Navigate to Local Computer Policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System Click on Systems on the left hand pane. You should get some choices in the right hand pane.

Select Don't Run Specified Windows Applications.

Select Enable and then Show > Add

Add any applications you want to restrict. Blaster and Sobig.F are

WINPPR32.EXE
MSBLASTER.EXE

Click OK and close out of the MMC. You are now protected.

This is no substitute for AV Protection and a Firewall. This is just another layer of protection.

Thanks to Vinnie Pasetta from Ev1 Forums

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