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Network prediction must be disabled


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-0025 DTBC-0025 SV-0025r1_rule Medium
Enables network prediction in Google Chrome and prevents users from changing this setting. If you enable or disable this setting, users cannot change or override this setting in Google Chrome. If this policy is left not set, this will be enabled but the user will be able to change it.
Google Chrome STIG Draft 2012-09-25


Check Text ( C-0025r1_chk )
Universal method (Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If DnsPrefetchingEnabled is displayed under the Policy Name column and it is set to false under the Policy Value column, then this is not a finding.

Windows method:
1. Start regedit
2. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
3. If the DnsPrefetchingEnabled value name does not exist or its value data is not set to 0, then this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-0025r1_fix)

Valid for Chrome Browser version 8 or later.

Windows registry:
Key Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
Value Name: DnsPrefetchingEnabled
Value Type: Boolean (REG_DWORD)
Value Data: 0

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\
Policy Name: Enable network prediction
Policy State: Disabled
Policy Value: N/A