Apparent Data Types and the ProxySG What are apparent data types? You want information about Apparent Data Type
The Apparent Data Type feature, used through policy, identifies data content associated with Microsoft DOS and Windows executable files. When used in a deny policy, the purpose of this object to deny executable downloads and block drive-by installation of spyware.
When specifying Apparent Data Type in the VPM, you can select DOS/Windows Exectuable (which includes .exe, .dll, and .ocx files) or Microsoft Cabinet File (.cab files which can be used by spyware programs to propagate ActiveX controls).
The CPL syntax used to test the Apparent Data Type of HTTP response data is as follows: