1.1.55 Ensure 'Enable Search suggestions' is set to 'Disabled'

Information

This policy setting determines whether web search suggestions are used in Microsoft Edge Address bar and Auto-Suggest lists.

The recommended state for this setting is Disabled.

Rationale:

Characters that are typed by the user are sent to a search engine before the Enter key is pressed therefore, it is possible for unintended data to be sent.

Impact:

Users will not get customized web suggestions for search results, they will still receive local suggestions.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Disabled

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Edge\Enable search suggestions

Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template MSEdge.admx/adml that can be downloaded from Microsoft here.

Default Value:

Enabled - But users can change the setting.

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3907

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-6, CSCv7|5.1

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 61f12e039e31acec76856c9e0c811f48c1220ebd156acd60045c1db970f96fcf