A rule is a set of reactions by Application Control in response to actions that an application performs on various categories of operating system resources and personal data.
The following Application Control responses to application actions are possible:
Inherit. Application Control regulates the activity of an application based on a rule that was defined for the same status that Application Control assigned to the application.
This response is applied by default. By default, Application Control inherits access rights from the status that Application Control assigned to the specific application.
If you edited a rule for an application, the settings of the application rule will have a higher priority than the settings of the rule for the status that was assigned to the application.
Allow. Application Control allows an application to perform the action.
Block. Application Control does not allow an application to perform the action.
Ask user. If the Perform recommended actions automatically check box is cleared under Settings→ General, Application Control asks the user to decide. If the check box is selected, the action is chosen automatically. You can follow the footnote in the application window to read about exactly which action will be selected.
Log events. Application Control logs information about the application activity and responses to it in a report. Information can be added to a report in addition to any other action taken by Application Control.