Enable or Disable Traps File Protection Settings on the Endpoint

To prevent attackers from tampering with the Traps files, use the cytool protect enable file command to restrict access to the system files stored in %Program Files%\Palo Alto Networks\Traps and %ProgramData%\Cyvera (or C:\ Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Cyvera on Windows XP). To disable protection of Traps files, use the cytool protect disable file command.
Making changes to the Traps file 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 files on the endpoint, use the following command:
    C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\Traps> cytool protect [enable|disable] file
    The following example displays output for enabling protection of files. The Mode column displays the revised protection status, either Enabled or Disabled, or Policy when using the settings in the local security policy to protect Traps files.
    C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\Traps>cytool protect enable file
    Enter supervisor password:
    Protection Mode State
    Process Policy Disabled
    Registry Policy Disabled
    File Enabled Enabled
    Service Policy Disabled
    To use the default policy rule settings to protect Traps files on the endpoint, see Use the Security Policy to Manage Service Protection.

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