Disable Add programs from your network option of Add/Remove Programs

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This setting disables any addition of programs from network option of Add/Remove Programs.
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The network option contains programs approved by the administrator. They are easy to install and safe to use and also variety to choose from. These all are disabled through this setting. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys \policies\uninstall\ is not present, create it as explained below. Create a reg_dword value name "noaddfromnetwork" (if this value doesn't exist). Right click on the option noaddfromnetwork, and from the drop down menu, select modify. Enter the value "1" to enable the setting. Close the registry. Restart the system. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type 'regedit'.
Now, go to <b> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\] </b> and create a Sub key 'Uninstall' under the key 'Policies'.
Next, create a DWORD value as 'NoAddFromNetwork' under the sub key 'Uninstall'.
Further right click on the DWORD value 'NoAddFromNetwork' and select 'Modify'.
Finally set the value data as '1' to disable Add programs from the network option of Add/Remove Programs and click 'OK'.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Uninstall
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Uninstall\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: NoAddFromNetwork
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry

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