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Search suggestions must be disabled


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-35781 DTBC-0027 SV-47068r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
"Search suggestion should be disabled as it could lead to searches being conducted that were never intended to be made." - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Google Chrome v23 Windows STIG 2013-01-11


Check Text ( C-44127r1_chk )
Universal method (Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If SearchSuggestEnabled 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 SearchSuggestEnabled value name does not exist or its value data is not set to 0, then this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40327r2_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 8 or later.

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

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