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Allow search engines, but block adult search results?

Is there any way to allow search engines, but block adult content returned from searching on sites like google? I have parental controls enabled which blocks porn sites and the like, but when you search nude images on google it returns all kinds of adult images.

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  • FlexxFlexx ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19

    While currently there is nothing that can be done from bitdefender end in relation to google search images but there is a resolution from google side.

    Kindly have a look at stated google link : https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/510?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

    Additionally, this may sound like a temporary fix but you can also go to images.google.com ,search any random image , and then enable safe search as shown in below attached picture. When the safe search is enabled, most of the adult image content will be either filtered out or will not display/ report any images. So next time if you search any adult image, chances of it getting display will be very very less.

    But you will have to always make sure that safesearch remains turned on, if it is turned off, it will then display the adult content.

    In worst case scenario you can block the google image website in your bitdefender central (https://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en, https://images.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl) so whenever anyone will try to access google images, the url will be blocked by bitdefender.

    Blocking specific website with parental control in bitdefender : https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/answer/1892/

    Regards

    Flex

    (Bitdefender beta tester 2019/ 2020)

  • Hello Flexx,

    I disagree when you say, "nothing that can be done from bitdefender end in relation to google search images".

    Bitdefender is analyzing web traffic, URLs and so on. Instead of performing a basic 'block' on the page, it can perform a redirect. This can be done similarly to the directions you posted to modify REG settings for forcesafesearch.google.com. If parental controls are software-based, it can be an imposed redirectly in the software. If parental controls are on an external device, such as the Bitdefender BOX, the redirect can be done in the routing portion. Others, such as Barracuda, does this with their web filter.

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