Windows 10: blocking apps

Discus and support blocking apps in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; why is microsoft blocking apps outside the store? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/blocking-apps/b7596cbe-7bfa-4ae6-9c72-d52e4581ec98 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by DonnaCarritte, Sep 28, 2020.

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    why is microsoft blocking apps outside the store?

    :)
     
    DonnaCarritte, Sep 28, 2020
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    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps:

    • Log in to https://familysafety.microsoft.com/ using your Microsoft Email account.
    • Find the user that is correspond to the computer account on the Windows that you are having issue with.
    • Click on "App Restrictions".
    • Under App Restrictions, click on "App list".
    • Here, you can Allow or Block the Apps/Games that you want.
    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Divya Murugan, Sep 28, 2020
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  3. John Sarc Win User
    Windows Firewall blocks App Store from downloading new apps

    Hi,

    Let's try to check if the app store you're referring to if it's really blocked by Windows Firewall. See these steps:

    • Open Windows Firewall from the taskbar >
      Firewall & network protection
      > Allow an app through firewall.
    • A new window will show up containing the list of the apps that ca be allowed through Firewall.
    • Look for the app you want to be accessed, and make sure that the Domain, Private and Public are ticked. That would allow the app store to be accessed.

    Let us know what happens after doing the suggestion.
     
    John Sarc, Sep 28, 2020
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    Blocked app is still playable, and doesn't look like it's staying blocked on the list

    Hi Courtney,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Let me assist you.

    • Is the child account signed in as a local or a Microsoft user account?

    I suggest you to check the Firewall settings on the system.

    Steps:-

    • Block the app from Recent Activity.
    • Press “Windows Key + X” and select Control Panel.
    • Go to System and Security and select Windows Firewall.
    • Click on “Allow an app through Windows Firewall”.
    • Select Firewall Settings and check the status of the app there.


    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Pawan Dhondiyal, Sep 28, 2020
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