Can I run a signed application by configuring my web browser?

If you get the following error when trying to launch Zoom: Your web browser settings do not allow you to run signed applications. The IT administrator has locked your computer (PC) and is not allowed to install new applications. Please contact the IT department.

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By using Zoom’s web client, Zoom users can join Zoom meetings and webinars directly from their web browsers without downloading any plug-ins or software as the web client collects and supports all Zoom features and functionality for the user . To help users who are restricted when downloading or installing software, we provide the ability to use the Zoom web client so they can join Zoom meetings using their web browser even if they are unable to download the Zoom software.

Web-based Zoom meetings can be run from any computer with a web browser

  1. Zoom’s website can be accessed by clicking on the link below and logging in.
  2. Click the Host Meeting button in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. You can choose to view the video with or without video, or just share the screen.
  4. Click on the “Launch from your browser” button and then select the “Launch from your current browser” option. This will attempt to launch the app if it is already installed on your device.
Except for the meeting host and the meeting participants, none of them has the rights or permissions to see your screen or take any action on it without your consent or knowledge. The host and other participants in the Zoom meeting cannot see your computer’s screen when you join a Zoom meeting.

These are the best web browsers you can use to join Zoom meetings

  • It is recommended to use Mozilla Firefox as browser. Since Mozilla Firefox is a very flexible and secure browser, it is an ideal choice for use on all devices and operating systems, regardless of the type of device or operating system they are running on.
  • It is recommended to use Google Chrome as browser.
  • Apple’s Safari browser.
  • A new version of Microsoft Edge is available for download.
  • Opera.
  • Vivaldi.
  • Brave browser.
  • Tor Browser.

If you intend to use Zoom from your computer, it’s best to access it from a web browser rather than the Zoom app if you’re interested in using it from your computer. The web version has fewer features but offers more privacy. I’ll get into that in a moment.

In Meeting (Advanced) you will find a switch that allows you to show the “Join from your browser” link in the meeting menu. You can toggle this on or off based on your preferences. Click the Enable or Disable button when a confirmation dialog appears to confirm the change has been made. Grayed out options mean that either the option has been locked at the group or account level. It is best to contact your Zoom administrator about this.

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