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Safe Browsing must be enabled


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-0038 DTBC-0038 SV-0038r1_rule Medium
Enables Google Chrome's Safe Browsing feature and prevents users from changing this setting. If you enable this setting, Safe Browsing is always active. If you disable this setting, Safe Browsing is never active. 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-0038r1_chk )
Universal method (Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If SafeBrowsingEnabled is displayed under the Policy Name column and it is set to true 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 SafeBrowsingEnabled value name not exist or its value data is not set to 1, then this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-0038r1_fix)

Valid for Chrome Browser version 14 or later.

Windows registry:
Key Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
Value Name: SafeBrowsingEnabled
Value Type: Boolean (REG_DWORD)
Value Data: 1

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\
Policy Name: Enable Safe Browsing
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value: N/A