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The following warning message is received:
"Taskhost.exe is blocked from accessing <hyperlink> by your organization at this time. If you need access to this resource, please contact your network."
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How can pop-up notifications be disabled for Direct Connect Endpoint?


By default, notifications are enabled for Direct Connect Endpoint (DCEP). In order to disable the notifications, the anti-tampering password may need to be disabled.
  1. Log into the client machine with endpoint installed with administrator rights.
  2. Open command prompt as administrator.
  3. Change the directory to C:\Program Files\Websense\Websense Endpoint.
  4. Type wdeutil –set disableantitampering=true
  5. Type the password when it prompted
  6. If the password is correct, "Disabled Anti-Tampering successfully" displays. 
To disable notifications for DCEP, add a new DWORD registry value:        
  1. Open the Registry Editor and go to folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Websense\Agent\.
  2. Right-click Agent and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  3. Under Value name, type WstsIgnoreAppWarning.
  4. Set the Value data to 1 (or value other than zero).
  5. Under Base, click Hexadecimal and then click OK.
  6. Restart and the pop-up should be no longer appear.
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Note If the Value Data is set to 0 (zero), DCEP will work as expected, which will display a pop-up warning. You must be using Endpoint build 2260, 3326 or a subsequent version.

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