While using Windows 10 or any other operating we use many different applications. Most of these applications are installed directly from the Windows Store but some of them are also downloaded from untrusted third parties. Such type of applications is likely to expose your computer system to certain viruses and threats. Therefore, Windows 10 users wanted to have a method with which they can block the installation of all the third-party apps. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can blacklist the apps that are not in the Windows 10 store.

Prevent Installation of Apps That Are Not in the Windows 10 Store

In order to blacklist the apps that are not in the Windows 10 store, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:

Open Windows Settings

Now click on the Apps tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Click on the dropdown list corresponding to the field saying, “Choose where you can get your apps from. Installing only apps from the Store helps protect your PC and keep it running smoothly” in order to expand it as highlighted in the image shown below:

Choose where you can get your apps from. Installing only apps from the Store helps protect your PC and keep it running smoothly

Finally, select the option of Allow Apps from the Store Only from the expanded dropdown list as highlighted in the following image:

Allow Apps from the Store Only

Conclusion

In this way, you can easily blacklist the apps that are not in Windows 10 store very easily by following the method discussed in this article. However, these settings do not apply to your already installed apps whether they are installed from the third party sites or from Windows 10 store.

How to Blacklist Apps That Are Not in the Windows 10 Store
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