Sometimes things would get a bit sticky if your program failed to launch software and application, you may get a message “This Program is Blocked by Group Policy” error on Windows 10. No worries, this error may be caused by Group policy restriction. The group Policy controls the working environment of user accounts and computer accounts. You can walk through two simple ways below to fix it.
This post provides two ways for you to solve the problem by using Group Policy and Control Panel.
Way 1: Fix “This Program is Blocked by Group Policy” Error by Group Policy
Some users met “This program is blocked by Group policy” prompt because they disabled the device driver. As a result, we can change the setup to repair this problem.
Step 1: Press Windows + R to invoke Run dialog. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter key to open the Group Policy window.
Step 2: Expand User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System. In the right pane, scroll down and find out Don’t run specified Windows application.
Step 3: Click on the Show button as the picture below.
Step 4: Remove the target program or application from the disallowed list and click OK.
Way 2: Fix “This Program is Blocked by Group Policy” Error by Control Panel
If the method above cannot fix the error, you can try this workaround instead.
Step 1: Open Control Panel. Click on the down arrow next to View by in the top-right corner and select Large icons from the drop down. Click on Administrative Tools.
Step 2: Locate to Local Security Policy and double-click on it.
Step 3: Double-click on Software Restriction Policies > Enforcement.
Step 4: Under Apply software restriction policies to the following users, select All users except local administrators. Tap on Apply and restart your PC.