Enable or Disable Service Protection Settings on the Endpoint

To bypass the Traps security policy, attackers can attempt to disable or change the status of Traps services. Use the cytool protect enable service command to protect Traps services. To disable protection of Traps services, use the cytool protect disable service command.
Making changes to the service protection settings requires you to enter the supervisor (uninstall) password when prompted.
  1. Open a command prompt as an administrator and navigate to the Traps folder (see Access Cytool).
  2. To manage the protection settings of Traps services on the endpoint, use the following command:
    C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\Traps> cytool protect [enable|disable] service
    The following example displays output for enabling protection of services. The Mode column displays the revised protection status, either Enabled or Disabled, or Policy when Traps uses the settings in the local security policy to protect Traps services.
    C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\Traps> cytool protect enable service
    Enter supervisor password:
    Protection Mode State
    Process Policy Disabled
    Registry Policy Disabled
    File Policy Disabled
    Service Enabled Enabled
    To use the default policy rule settings to protect Traps services on the endpoint, see Use the Security Policy to Manage Service Protection.

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