More and more Google Chrome users are using browser extensions. Browser extensions are useful for adding functionality to the web browser. However, a browser extension can also cause problems in Google Chrome. Browser extensions can slow down the web browser and sometimes add functionality like installing a new tab or replacing the search engine in the web browser.
If you want to prevent users from installing Google Chrome extensions, read on and perform the steps below. In this article, you will find information on how to prevent Google Chrome from installing extensions.
Block users from installing Google Chrome extensions
Right-click the Windows start button. Click on Run. In the Run window type: regedit. Confirm regedit with a yes to make changes to the computer.
In the register-editor goto: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies. Right-click on Policies and click on New > Key, name the key “Google”. Once again right-click on the newly created “Google” key and click on New > Key, name it “Chrome”. When “Chrome” is created click on “Chrome” and click on New > Key and name it “ExtensionInstallBlocklist”.
Right-click on “ExtensionInstallblocklist” and click on New > String. Name the new string “1” and change its value to *.
Make sure to reboot your computer when done!
When done correctly, you will see “Your browser is managed by your organization”
You will also see a “Blocked by admin” notice on the Google Chrome webstore extension installation page.
Thank you for reading!