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Why was my program blocked by the software restriction list?

Article ID: 580
Last updated: 14 Apr, 2015
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Owens ITS has implemented a tool named AppLocker for all desktop computers, which is used to decrease the amount of virus and malware infections.

AppLocker is the second iteration of the Software Restriction List that was implemented to slow the rate of virus infections on college computers. AppLocker decreases the amount of virus infections by blocking common virus execution locations, like temporary directories and browser caches.

At times, AppLocker may block non-malicious software from installing. This software typically includes online meeting software, browser plugins, and software updaters.  If you have software that must be installed that is being blocked by AppLocker, please contact the IT Help Desk at 567-661-7120.

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