Prevent specific app writing on specific folder


  1. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro 10586.494 v1511
       #1

    Prevent specific app writing on specific folder


    There's a 3rd-party app I have that let me connect to servers to play warcraft 3 with others. It is a great alternative for battle .net. But I am annoyed and worried of what it does. It generates random files inside system's "Windows" and "SysWOW64" folder.
    It's just weird that they are doing this. It makes me worry. Especially, they are writing on a system folder. Any help would be much appreciated!
    I already tried changing its permissions by going into the properties of the ".exe" >> Security Tab >> Advance >> Changing owner from "Administrator" to "User", and changing permissions from "Full Control" to "Read and Execute". Also removed other Principals. After all of that, it could still write on the system folder :/

    Here's some screenshot of what it generates.
    [Under Windows folder] Prevent specific app writing on specific folder-image.png
    [Under SysWOW64 folder, it writes about 643 files...]Prevent specific app writing on specific folder-image.png
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 ENT
       #2

    The app probably has SYSTEM permissions on you computer. Changing USER permissions will have no effect. On the other hand, if you block you app permissions to write to the folders (System) it is designed to write, it may not work.
      My Computer


 

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