How to: Block Any Installed Application from Launching on Your Computer?

Most of the times you do not want your family members or co-workers to run a specific application on your computer system.  The tips in this article will help you to block any built-in windows application or any other third party program from being executed on your computer system. AppLocker is an application that will assists you in this matter. This trick will work in nearly all of the windows versions like windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and Window 7.

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AppLocker provides us a complete solution to block any programs from being executed on a target computer. You can download this tool for any windows version using AppLocker link. Download it and run the easy setup.

After installation, double click on AppLocker icon on your desktop to start the Application Locker software.  Now this application will display the list of computer software programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and many others.

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Here click on any application checkbox and then click on Save button to block any software. For example, if you want to block Internet Explorer then select the checkbox of internet explorer and now after saving the change click on Internet Explorer to start it. Here you will get following message:

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Now here you can add other application other than the default lock application list, you can lock other programs by clicking the “Configure” button to open the configuration window. Type the caption you want displayed on the ‘Lock application list’. Then, type the programs executable file name and click the ‘Add’ button to add new applications.

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Download Applocker Here

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One Response to "How to: Block Any Installed Application from Launching on Your Computer?"

  1. nice… thank you so much.. this software is so very helpful to me…

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