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I have a user that takes a word document and runs a add-in that creates a PDF. While this runs it creates a cmd.exe file on the users network drive and Anti-Exploit comes up and says Exploit payload process blocked. I don't want to exclude cmd.exe especially from a users network drive. How would one exclude a process like this?

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Thanks for confirming scoutt.

 

Allowing Java unrestricted access to issue system commands is not a good idea from a security perspective. Yet many third-party applications use this insecure approach. If you want to continue using this insecure application to rely on printing to PDF simply keep the Java shield turned off.

 

Alternatively you can use other print-to-PDF products that don't make use of insecure practices. For ex Pdf995 will do the same thing without exposing the user to Java exploits.

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