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.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 5.0
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions
Value NameNoExternalBranding
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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