Behind the scenes, this utility adds local registry entries that disable the corresponding API calls. You can do this manually if you know what you’re doing; the utility makes this easier to do for most people.
On 64-bit systems the key is located under HKLMSOFTWAREWow6432NodeAdobe.
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If the topic of locking down risky software in the enterprise interests you, take a look at the 2-day Combating Malware in the Enterprise course I co-authored with Windows security expert Jason Fossen.