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How is sha256 calculated on "Application control" "Target SHA256"

Nmjaat W/ Member Posts: 7 Junior Protector
edited October 2023 in Elements Endpoint Protection

On Windows 11 have

certutil -hashfile "C:\Windows\write.exe" sha1
SHA1 hash of C:\Windows\write.exe:
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

On apllication control i have:

And it works:

But if i make

certutil -hashfile "C:\Windows\write.exe" sha256
SHA256 hash of C:\Windows\write.exe:
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

On apllication control i have:

and it does not work, write.exe is not blocked.

So how does the sha256 works?


  • LiselotteP
    LiselotteP W/ Staff, W/ Community Manager Posts: 299 Community Manager

    Hi @Nmjaat,

    Thank you for reaching out through the Community!

    I've spoken to a member of our Windows Security team, who has informed me that it is not blocked because sha256 is not yet globally enabled due to low coverage in Security Cloud.

    Rest assured that this will be enabled in the near future, however, unfortunately I do not have a timeframe at this time.

    If you would like, we can we can manually change your systems to sha256 world.

    Please do get back to me if this would be a suitable solution for you.

    Thanks for your patience!


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