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For reasons of compatibility, a number of processes are excluded from the encryption policy. These processes are registered as so-called 'Ignored applications'. All data accessed by these applications is routed through the encryption filter without any modification. That means that:
There is a policy setting that allows you to define additional applications.
Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) SafeGuard File Encryption 6.0
The "built-in" Ignored applications list varies according to which operating system you are using.
Operating system component that provides interactive logon support (removed with SGN 7+)
Note: With SGN 8 the application "outlook.exe and SetupPlatform.exe" added in addition the above list.
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