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Internet Explorer must be disabled for Windows 10.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-256894 WN10-CC-000391 SV-256894r891287_rule Medium
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is no longer supported on Windows 10 semi-annual channel.
Microsoft Windows 10 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-60569r891283_chk )
Determine if IE11 is installed or enabled on Windows 10 semi-annual channel.

If IE11 is installed or not disabled on Windows 10 semi-annual channel, this is a finding.

If IE11 is installed on a unsupported operating system and is enabled or installed, this is a finding.

For more information, visit: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/internet-explorer-microsoft-edge#what-is-the-lifecycle-policy-for-internet-explorer-
Fix Text (F-60512r891284_fix)
For Windows 10 semi-annual channel, remove or disable the IE11 application.

To disable IE11 as a standalone browser:

Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Disable Internet Explorer 11 as a standalone browser" to "Enabled" with the option value set to "Never".