In addition to the variety of ban and approval rules described above, Carbon Black App Control provides other ways to protect your computers, allow needed software to run, and optimize performance.
Custom Rules allow you to designate one or more paths, either at the directory or the file level, at which certain activities are allowed or blocked. In some cases this involves changing the state of files, but in others it simply allows, blocks, or disables certain behavior on a case-by-case basis without any global rule changes. You can use Custom Rules for File Integrity Control, to create a Trusted Path for your installation directories, to reduce tracking of files in directories known to be safe or not of interest, and for many other purposes you can configure.
See Custom Software Rules for more details.