Disable external branding of Internet Explorer

Prevents branding of Internet programs such as customization of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express logos and title bars by another party. If you enable this policy it prevents customization of the browser by another party such as an Internet service provider or Internet content provider. If you disable this policy or do not configure it users could install customizations from another party-for example when signing up for Internet services. This policy is intended for administrators who want to maintain a consistent browser across an organization.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Restrictions # NoExternalBranding

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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