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Search suggestions must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235729 EDGE-00-000012 SV-235729r766848_rule Medium
Description
Enables web search suggestions in the Microsoft Edge Address Bar and Auto-Suggest List, and prevents users from changing this policy. If this policy is enabled, web search suggestions are used. If this policy is disabled, web search suggestions are never used; however, local history and local favorites suggestions still appear. If this policy is disabled, neither the typed characters nor the URLs visited will be included in telemetry to Microsoft. If this policy is not set, search suggestions are enabled but the user can change that.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38948r766846_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Enable search suggestions" must be set to "Disabled".

Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

If the value for "SearchSuggestEnabled" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 0", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38911r766847_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Enable search suggestions" to "Disabled".