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Jul 24, 2017

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Hello,

we use Acrobat and Reader as part of creative cloud in our company. In one department we view .pdfs with linked .docm/.doc/.xlsm/.xlsx/.pdf - files, in all others we only have .pdf to .pdf links. To prevent maleware to spread through attached files, we disabled opening non-.pdf-files and only allowed it in the mentioned department and activated sandbox / protected mode.

As this is an severe security problem and our company was targeted by a virus using this leak, I would like to limit this. Best case would be allowing only word and excel to be opened and only files from the directory the mentioned department works in.

- I tried to set up a whitelist ("ProtectedModeWhitelistConfig.txt"), which only led to unexplainable behavior (links to other directories than the ones listed in the whitelist would work rather than the allowed ones; powerpoint would open, excel would not).

- I tried to make the directory (on a server) a trusted "internet" source, as recommended in a discussion in this forum by an adobe employee, which would not work

- I tried to make the directory a trusted source in the extended settings, which would not work either

Can anyone relate or help?

I really need this to be solved in order to close this security leak and I think there are others with the same / a similar  problem.

Thank you!

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Only allow to open files from specific directory

New Here ,
Jul 24, 2017

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Hello,

we use Acrobat and Reader as part of creative cloud in our company. In one department we view .pdfs with linked .docm/.doc/.xlsm/.xlsx/.pdf - files, in all others we only have .pdf to .pdf links. To prevent maleware to spread through attached files, we disabled opening non-.pdf-files and only allowed it in the mentioned department and activated sandbox / protected mode.

As this is an severe security problem and our company was targeted by a virus using this leak, I would like to limit this. Best case would be allowing only word and excel to be opened and only files from the directory the mentioned department works in.

- I tried to set up a whitelist ("ProtectedModeWhitelistConfig.txt"), which only led to unexplainable behavior (links to other directories than the ones listed in the whitelist would work rather than the allowed ones; powerpoint would open, excel would not).

- I tried to make the directory (on a server) a trusted "internet" source, as recommended in a discussion in this forum by an adobe employee, which would not work

- I tried to make the directory a trusted source in the extended settings, which would not work either

Can anyone relate or help?

I really need this to be solved in order to close this security leak and I think there are others with the same / a similar  problem.

Thank you!

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Acrobat

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130

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Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

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