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Adobe Reader DC must disable the Adobe Welcome Screen.

Finding ID
ARDC-CN-000115
Rule ID
SV-79443r1_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000141
CCI
CCI-000381
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The Adobe Reader DC Welcome screen can be distracting and also has online links to the Adobe quick tips website, tutorials, blogs and community forums. When the Adobe Reader DC Welcome screen is disabled the Welcome screen will not be populated on application startup.

Fix Text

Configure the following registry value: Note: The Key Name "cWelcomeScreen" is not created by default in the Adobe Reader DC install and must be created. Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown\cWelcomeScreen Value Name: bShowWelcomeScreen Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Check Content

Verify the following registry configuration: Note: The Key Name "cWelcomeScreen" is not created by default in the Adobe Reader DC install and must be created. Utilizing the Registry Editor, navigate to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown\cWelcomeScreen Value Name: bShowWelcomeScreen Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0 If the value for bShowWelcomeScreen is not set to “0” and Type configured to REG_DWORD or does not exist, then this is a finding.