Reputation rules can be affected by other actions you perform on the console.

  • Any explicit file rule that identifies a file by name or hash automatically disables reputation control for that file. This includes global and policy-specific File Rules (bans and approvals), files on imported lists of hash approvals or bans, trusted directories, and manual publisher bans and approvals. When a file is not controlled by reputation, reputation settings and thresholds have no effect on its approval state.
  • To allow reputation to control the state of a file with reputation disabled, you must remove the explicit rule (approval or ban) and then re-enable reputation for the file.
  • Custom rules and any other rules that directly block or allow access to a file supersede reputation approvals by file or publisher, even if they do not change file state.