You want your Windows 11 system to be more safe and secure, a pretty useful feature that you might consider using is to disable execution of application installation files, and set to only allow installation of applications. applications downloaded from the Microsoft Store, or authenticated by Microsoft. Let’s find out more below.
First, open the Settings Windows application by pressing the key combination Windows i. Or you can also right-click the Start button and select “Settings” from the menu that appears.
When the Windows Settings interface opens, click “Apps” in the list on the right, then select “Apps & Features”.
On the Apps & Features screen, click the drop-down menu next to the “Choose where to get apps” option.
In the “Choose where to get apps” menu, select “The Microsoft Store only (Recommended)”.
Once the setup is done, you can close the Settings app. The changes will take effect immediately.
From now on, if you try to run an installation file (such as an .EXE or .MSI file) downloaded from a source other than the Microsoft Store, Windows 11 will immediately prevent it from launching. At the same time, you will see the message “The app you’re trying to install isn’t a Microsoft-verified app” displayed. bright”). Overall, this is a pretty useful security feature that can help prevent users from accidentally installing malware that they’ve downloaded without realizing it.
On this message, you can also click “Get apps from Store” and the Microsoft Store will open. Here, you can search for a similar application on the “original” app store for Windows.