Let’s explain to you how you can block specific programs and applications in Windows 11 without having to install anything. In addition to this, the function will also help you not be able to launch programs that are sensitive Windows functions, such as the system registry.
The only thing you will have to do is enter the edit group policies function, and there you have an option that is specific to blocking the launch of applications. Here, you will have to write the name of the .exe file to blockso if you don’t know the name of the program you want to block, you will have to look for it first.
Blocks launching .exe files in Windows 11
The first thing you have to do is launch function Edit group policy. To do this, open the start menu and type gpedit.exeand when you do, click on the option that appears as a result.
You will enter the policy editor screen. Here, you have to navigate the left column by entering User SettingsThen in Administrative Templatesand once here click on System. Within Systemon the right look for the option Do not run specified Windows applicationswhich will appear almost at the bottom.
Once here, you have to right click on Do not run specified Windows applications. When you do, in the context menu click on the option Editto change this value.
This will open the screen with options Do not run specified Windows applications. In it, you have to activate it by choosing the option Enabled at the top. When you do, now click on the button Show from the list of disallowed applications.
This will open a screen where you simply have to write the names of the .exe files you want to block in Windows 11. The names of these programs will be blocked from any account on this Windows computer. Once you write the ones you want, click on Apply and restart the computer.