According to a report, Microsoft is working on a new feature that will be included in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. The feature will enable users to block desktop apps from installing. The report mentions that this feature is included in the latest Windows Insider preview version of Windows 10, it has options to only allow apps from the Windows Store but appears to be configured by default to allow apps from anywhere to install.
This is a feature that has been available on macOS for a very long time and it’s going to be a great security feature particularly for Windows 10 users as it will allow them to reduce the risk of rogue desktop apps being installed on their PCs without their knowledge.
At this point in its beta trial, Microsoft appears to be leaving it up to users to opt-in for this feature, so it remains to be seen whether this feature will be enabled by default when Windows 10 Creators Update comes out or if users will have to head over to the Settings menu and enable it on their own.
The Windows 10 Creators Update is the next major update for Microsoft’s operating system. The company has already detailed most of the features that it’s going to include but it’s yet to confirm precisely when the Windows 10 Creators Update is going to be released.