"Enables anonymous reporting of usage and crash-related data about Google Chrome to Google and prevents users from changing this setting. If you enable this setting, anonymous reporting of usage and crash-related data is sent to Google. If you disable this setting, anonymous reporting of usage and crash-related data is never sent to Google. If you enable or disable this setting, users cannot change or override this setting in Google Chrome. If this policy is left not set the setting will be what the user chose upon installation / first run." - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Universal method (Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later): 1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy 2. If MetricsReportingEnabled is not displayed under the Policy Name column or it is not set to false 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 MetricsReportingEnabled value name does not exist or its value data is not set to 0, then this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40326r1_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 8 or later.
Windows registry: Key Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\ Value Name: MetricsReportingEnabled Value Type: Boolean (REG_DWORD) Value Data: 0
Windows group policy: Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\ Policy Name: Enable reporting of usage and crash-related data Policy State: Disabled Policy Value: N/A