Programatically remove & permanently block Edge WebView2 Runtime?

Copper Contributor

We have an Excel add-in that the vendor has determined is being broken by the runtime's failure to properly escape apostrophes in a path. I need to remove the runtime and block it being reinstalled across the enterprise. I've dabbled with Get-AppXPackage but apparently that does not include runtimes. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


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@Michael_Salm Hello!  Thanks for the question!  I can reach out to our WebView2 team.  I also wanted to mention the team is pretty active on GitHub if you want to discuss with them directly:  Issues · MicrosoftEdge/WebView2Feedback (


Also, since April 1st WebView2 is being installed on specific devices.  More information about that and how to prevent the installation can be found here: Microsoft Edge WebView2 and Microsoft 365 Apps - Deploy Office | Microsoft Docs