Deny executable files with extensions like .exe

Protection Requirement:

OPTIONAL

Skills/Resources:

>Edit system files
>Text editor

THE THREAT
Executable files can contain malicious code that can install worms and virus on a visitors computer. Web servers that infect visitors computers with malware are labeled as dangerous sites and removed from search engines indexing.

THE OBJECTIVE
Block these files from being accessed on your website.

PROPOSED SOLUTION
Edit the .htaccess files to add this code to block access to executable files.

# deny all .exe files
<files “*.exe”>
order deny,allow
deny from all
</files>

MORE ADVANCED
none

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