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Importing of browsing history must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235734 EDGE-00-000017 SV-235734r626540_rule Medium
Description
Allows users to import their browsing history from another browser into Microsoft Edge. If this policy is enabled, the Browsing history check box is automatically selected in the Import browser data dialog box. If this policy is disabled, browsing history data is not imported at first run, and users cannot import this data manually.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38953r626538_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow importing of browsing history" 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 "ImportHistory" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 0", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38916r626539_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow importing of browsing history" to "disabled".