How to block application in ESET Endpoint Products Posted January 13, 2020 24 minutes ago, itman said: I am wondering if the issue is the use of the "+" sign in the path name? Note the OP is referring to notepad++ app and not the Win notepad.exe app. As as test, create a HIPS rule for Microsoft's notepad.exe startup and see that works. I just wanted an example. I wanted to block another application.