Why microsoft do not make an app locker

Saad Theem 0 Reputation points
2023-04-29T07:27:45.5233333+00:00

Many people want to lock the apps which are downloaded by Microsoft Store but there is no direct and legal way to lock apps even third-party applications are not able to detect those apps. I am just curious why Microsoft launch such a little privacy feature or any app. I hope it will come soon in form of app or a feature.

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  1. Dillon Silzer 54,931 Reputation points
    2023-04-29T19:54:12.6766667+00:00

    Hello Saad,

    You can do this with Microsoft Intune:

    How to Implement Applocker using Intune

    https://cloudinfra.net/how-to-implement-applocker-using-intune/


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  2. Limitless Technology 44,071 Reputation points
    2023-05-02T15:33:52.34+00:00

    Hi,

    I'd be happy to help you out with your question. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    Microsoft does have a feature called AppLocker that can help control which apps and files users can run on Windows devices. AppLocker is a security feature included in enterprise-level editions of Windows and can be used to author rules for a single computer or a group of computers.

    The main purpose of AppLocker is to provide defense-in-depth security for organizations, reducing the threat of malicious software and improving the management of application control policies. It helps protect digital assets within an organization by allowing administrators to control which applications can run on Windows devices.

    It is important to note that while AppLocker is a useful security feature, it is not a complete security solution in itself. AppLocker is a security feature and not a security boundary. For more robust protection against threats, Windows Defender Application Control should be used.

    For more Information, please refer to following resources :-

    1. AppLocker (Windows) - https://learn.microsoft.com/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-application-control/applocker/applocker-overview
    2. What Is AppLocker (Windows) - https://learn.microsoft.com/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-application-control/applocker/what-is-applocker
    3. WDAC and AppLocker Overview - Windows - https://learn.microsoft.com/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-application-control/wdac-and-applocker-overview
    4. How AppLocker works (Windows) - https://learn.microsoft.com/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-application-control/applocker/how-applocker-works-techref
    5. Use AppLocker to create a Windows 10 kiosk - https://learn.microsoft.com/windows/configuration/lock-down-windows-10-applocker

    If you have any other questions or need assistance with anything, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'm here to help.

    If the reply was helpful, please don’t forget to upvote or accept as answer, thank you.

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