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Importing of search engine settings must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235739 EDGE-00-000022 SV-235739r626523_rule Medium
Description
Allows users to import search engine settings from another browser into Microsoft Edge. If this policy is enabled, the option to import search engine settings is automatically selected. If this policy is disabled, search engine settings are not imported at first run, and users cannot import them manually.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38958r626413_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow importing of search engine settings" must be set to "disabled".

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

If the value for "ImportSearchEngine" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 0", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38921r626414_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow importing of search engine settings" to "disabled".