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V-44737

Default search provider must be enabled.

Finding ID
DTBC-0009
Rule ID
SV-57571r2_rule57571r3_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBC0009 - Default search provider
CCI
CCI-000381
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Policy enables the use of a default search provider. If you enable this setting, a default search is performed when the user types text in the omnibox that is not a URL. You can specify the default search provider to be used by setting the rest of the default search policies. If these are left empty, the user can choose the default provider. If you disable this setting, no search is performed when the user enters non-URL text in the omnibox. If you enable or disable this setting, users cannot change or override this setting in Google Chrome. If this policy is left not set, the default search provider is enabled, and the user will be able to set the search provider list.

Fix Text

Windows group policy: 1. Open the group policy editor tool with gpedit.msc 2. Navigate to Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\Default search provider\ Policy Name: Enable the default search provider Policy State: Enabled Policy Value: N/A

Check Content

Universal method: 1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy 2. If DefaultSearchProviderEnabled is not displayed under the Policy Name column or it is not set to true under the Policy Value column, then this is a finding. Windows method: 1. Start regedit 2. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\ 3. If the DefaultSearchProviderEnabled value name does not exist or its value data is not set to 1, then this is a finding. Note: This policy will only display in the chrome://policy tab on domain joined systems. On standalone systems, the policy will not display.