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How to block the installation of programs in Windows 10

March 22, 2018
In this post we will show you how you can block the installation of new programs on your computer that uses Windows 10. ENTER!

In this post we will show you how you can block the installation of new programs on your computer that you use Windows 10. ENTERS!

 

WE START:

Welcome to another post. Today computer security ranges from the most basic topics (password length, not sharing data with anyone, phone / PC lock, etc.) to the most advanced topics (encryption, secure configuration of routers / switches, vulnerability scanning / backdoors, etc). And precisely as this issue has been very delicate, a basic but no less important issue is the INSTALLATION LOCK of new apps. No one would like new programs to be installed without our consent, and today you will learn how to block this. So without further ado, let's go !:

How to block the installation of programs in Windows 10

Microsoft has proposed the following to us: we know that you can share your computer with family members or people who may be ignorant about its handling, and therefore, they can install software that you do not want and even malicious. We propose that all apps outside our store be blocked, since our apps are verified and secure.

Do you accept this request? I certainly do! And if you do too, follow the steps below to enable this functionality:

1- Click on the Windows icon.

2- Go to «Settings» (washer / nut icon).

3- Then, click on the "Applications" section (list icon).

4- Locate the section «Installing applications». Display the menu. You will see 3 options:

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The first is "Allow apps from any source«: This allows the installation of any application inside and outside the Windows Store (I don't recommend it).

The second is "Warn me before installing apps from outside the Store«: When you are going to install an application that is outside of the Windows Store, a pop-up window will appear that warns you that its installation may be dangerous, and will ask you if you want to continue. If you give "OK", the installation will begin, but if you give "Cancel", it will not open the installation (it is recommended, but it is not what we are looking for).

The third is «Allow only Store apps«: Does not allow the installation of any application that is not verified by the Microsoft team and that is outside the Windows Store (this is the one we want, so we select it).

5- Once the option is selected, we will have finished.

Until another post!

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