How to Block Script Uploads in C# .Net Framework

Script attacks are on the rise, with record increases in attack volume over the last year. This is because many antivirus solutions do not have the capability to detect embedded scripts, especially when placed in masked files, renamed with innocent-sounded extensions such as JPG. But fear not! Today, I am going to show you how to quickly set up a powerful means of blocking script uploads, as well as providing general zero-day threat coverage and powerful virus scanning.

First we need to install our API client:

Install-Package Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.VirusScan -Version 3.0.3

Then we can call our function, using its various parameters to customize our zero-day threat protection. Make sure that allowScripts is set to false.

using System;using System.Diagnostics;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.VirusScan.Api;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.VirusScan.Client;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.VirusScan.Model;namespace Example{public class ScanFileAdvancedExample{public void main(){// Configure API key authorization: ApikeyConfiguration.Default.AddApiKey("Apikey", "YOUR_API_KEY");// Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed// Configuration.Default.AddApiKeyPrefix("Apikey", "Bearer");var apiInstance = new ScanApi();var inputFile = new System.IO.Stream(); // System.IO.Stream | Input file to perform the operation on.var allowExecutables = true;  // bool? | Set to false to block executable files (program code) from being allowed in the input file.  Default is false (recommended). (optional)var allowInvalidFiles = true;  // bool? | Set to false to block invalid files, such as a PDF file that is not really a valid PDF file, or a Word Document that is not a valid Word Document.  Default is false (recommended). (optional)var allowScripts = true;  // bool? | Set to false to block script files, such as a PHP files, Pythong scripts, and other malicious content or security threats that can be embedded in the file.  Set to true to allow these file types.  Default is false (recommended). (optional)var allowPasswordProtectedFiles = true;  // bool? | Set to false to block password protected and encrypted files, such as encrypted zip and rar files, and other files that seek to circumvent scanning through passwords.  Set to true to allow these file types.  Default is false (recommended). (optional)var restrictFileTypes = restrictFileTypes_example;  // string | Specify a restricted set of file formats to allow as clean as a comma-separated list of file formats, such as .pdf,.docx,.png would allow only PDF, PNG and Word document files.  All files must pass content verification against this list of file formats, if they do not, then the result will be returned as CleanResult=false.  Set restrictFileTypes parameter to null or empty string to disable; default is disabled. (optional)try{// Advanced Scan a file for virusesVirusScanAdvancedResult result = apiInstance.ScanFileAdvanced(inputFile, allowExecutables, allowInvalidFiles, allowScripts, allowPasswordProtectedFiles, restrictFileTypes);Debug.WriteLine(result);}catch (Exception e){Debug.Print("Exception when calling ScanApi.ScanFileAdvanced: " + e.Message );}}}}

And that’s it! Your system is now safe.



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