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Google Chrome Instant must be disabled


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-35777 DTBC-0024 SV-47064r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
"Enables Google Chrome's Instant feature and prevents users from changing this setting. If you enable this setting, Google Chrome Instant is enabled. If you disable this setting, Google Chrome Instant is disabled. If you enable or disable this setting, users cannot change or override this setting. If this setting is left not set the user can decide to use this function or not." - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Google Chrome v23 Windows STIG 2013-01-11


Check Text ( C-44124r1_chk )
Universal method (Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If SyncDisabled is not displayed under the Policy Name column or it is not set to true under the Policy Value column, then this is a finding.

Windows method:
1. Start regedit
2. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
3. If the SyncDisabled value name does not exist or its value data is not set to 1, then this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40324r1_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 8 or later.

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

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\
Policy Name: Disable synchronization of data with Google
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value: N/A