Handling apps with wildcard names

I’m using Macro Express Pro to access the Internet using vbs scripting. MEPro creates temporary files such as
c:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp\mxescr*.vbs
where * can be any number and changes every time (multiple times per sec)
How do I create a rule for this? I cannot find a dialog that will allow me to enter a wildcard application rule. I need to get rid of the annoying alerts (which don’t actually seem to stop it accessing the Internet).

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Thanks for the link. My problem is not that I cannot figure out a rule, it’s how I find a dialog that I can enter it. Taking the firewall, if you go to Network Security Policy and try to add, you cannot type directly into the Application Path, you have to click Select, then choose File Groups, Running Processes or Browse. Given that I have a temp vbs file, all those are useless.

When I had the issue with Avast, all I had to do was add mxescr*.vbs into the Exclusions list. That’s all I want to do for the firewall and D+.

After you browse to a file, you can manually edit the files path. So if the file is a temp file, you can just browse to any file and type in the path of the temp.

Thanks for the suggestion. Your method did allow me to construct a new wildcard item in Network Security Policy. That seems to work OK.

Even though I added the same item as Trusted Application in Computer Security Policy, I’m still having problems with it being sandboxed. I also tried adding to Trusted Files in D+ but it will not add the item (I can edit the name with * in the Add dialog but nothing appears on the list when I click Apply). Do I have to post in the D+ forum section?

In Defense+, you can try going to Trusted Files, and check the box next to Use file names instead of file hashes (not recommended).

Then click AddBrowse. Since it’s a temp file, just browse to any file, then click the arrow to move it over to the right-hand column. Then when it’s there, you can click on it and edit it. Just type in the path.

If that doesn’t work, you may need to go to the Computer Security Policy and use the same method that you did for the firewall to add the path to the temp file. After you’ve modified the path, give it the Installer or Updater policy. Please note that this is an extremely powerful policy, and will let these files do anything they want on your system.