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Web publishing and online ordering wizards must be prevented from downloading a list of providers.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-253375 WN11-CC-000105 SV-253375r829209_rule Medium
Some features may communicate with the vendor, sending system information or downloading data or components for the feature. Turning off this capability will prevent potentially sensitive information from being sent outside the enterprise and uncontrolled updates to the system. This setting prevents Windows from downloading a list of providers for the Web publishing and online ordering wizards.
Microsoft Windows 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-56828r829207_chk )
If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding:

Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\

Value Name: NoWebServices

Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1
Fix Text (F-56778r829208_fix)
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System >> Internet Communication Management >> Internet Communication settings >> "Turn off Internet download for Web publishing and online ordering wizards" to "Enabled".