What if I want to download or run a program that Endpoint Protection detects as potentially harmful?
Updated: April 1, 2012
Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune
When Endpoint Protection detects a potentially harmful program, it alerts you by displaying a notification. However, if you trust a program that Forefront Endpoint Protection has detected as potentially harmful, you can allow it to run on your computer.
If Endpoint Protectionassigns a severe or high alert level to a program, it's a widespread or exceptionally malicious program or it is a program that might collect your personal information without your knowledge. These programs can negatively affect your privacy and the security of your computer and can damage your computer. We strongly advise you not to run these programs on your computer.
Download the program that you want to run.
When Forefront Endpoint Protection displays the notification, click the Show details link.
In the Potential threat details dialog box, select the program, click the down arrow in the Recommendation column, and then click Allow.
Click Apply actions. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or confirm the action.