How to set Download Restriction policy


You want to prevent users from downloading files on Chromebooks.


  • Chrome OS
  • Policies


If you want to prevent users from downloading files the best option you must setup up the Download Restriction policy, by following the steps described below:
  1. In your Admin console.
  2. Go to Devices > Chrome.
  3. Click Settings > Users & browsers.
  4. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  5. Scroll to Chrome Safe Browsing.
  6. For Download restrictions, choose an option:
    • No special restrictions
    • Block all malicious downloads
    • Block dangerous downloads
    • Block potentially dangerous downloads
    • Block all downloads
  7. Click Save.


When the users are downloading files such as .exe to bypass security settings