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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 using Windows 10.

In this post we will show you how you can blocking the installation of new programs on your computer that uses Windows 10ENTER!

 

WE START:

Welcome to another post. Today's 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 router/switch configuration, vulnerability/backdoor scanning, etc). And precisely because this topic has been very sensitive, a basic but no less important issue is the INSTALLATION LOCK of new apps. No one would want new programs to be installed without our consent, and today you will learn how to block this. So without further ado, here we go:

How to block the installation of programs in Windows 10

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

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

1- Click on the Windows icon.

2- Go to "Configuration" (slider/nut icon).

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

4- Locate the "Application Installation" section. Expand the menu. You will see 3 options:

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The first is "Allow applications 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 applications from outside the Store"When you go to install an application that is outside the Windows Store, a pop-up window will appear warning you that its installation may be dangerous, and asking you if you want to continue. If you give it "OK", it will start its installation, but if you give it "Cancel", it will not open the installation (it is recommended, but it is not the one we are looking for).

The third is "Allow only store applications": 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 selected it).

5- Once the option is selected, we will be done.

See you in another post!

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