Windows AppLocker is an inbuilt component of Windows 10 that allows you to do applications whitelisting. This is really good way to help minimise the chances of ransomware infections.
To use it in stand alone more or or with Group policy you are going to need to use Windows 10 Enterprise. However, you can use a tool like Intune to also manage AppLocker with Windows 10 Professional. For more details see:
The video takes you through the basic setup and operation of Windows AppLocker in a stand alone environment so you can get a feel for how it is configured and works.
In an upcoming post I’ll also details how to configure AppLocker using Intune via Microsoft Endpoint Manager.