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System Information

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium

User: Standard User

Objective

Stop the Standard User from installing any extensions in Google Chrome. There is one currently installed for AVG that I'm okay with, but that's it.

Tactics Researched

I found some stuff online that mentioned some black and white lists, surrounding some registry entries, but when I tried to find the entries they didn't exist. This isn't terribly surprising, I'm guessing I'll need to create them. But this is really not an ideal solution.

I also see some stuff surrounding GPO Policies, but that doesn't work for me because this is just a personal computer.


Hopefully somebody can help!

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

Just disable write access for the extensions folder to that specific user. Extensions folder can be found in this path.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions

To disable write access, go to properties > security > edit

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Select the user, hit Deny and they will not be able to install extensions, please check and verify !

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I will be trying this soon, thanks so much! – Mike Perrenoud Dec 17 '12 at 1:53
    
With this method, extensions that are installed will not update, right? Also will they be functional? – vasili111 Apr 26 '15 at 8:15

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