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Oct 7 2017

6 Ways to Filter Porn Web Sites on Your Computer #web #filter #categories


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How to Filter Porn Web Sites on Your Computer

If you’re on the internet—especially when doing searches on Bing or Google, you are likely going to encounter porn. You don’t need to see that, and your kids certainly don’t need to see that. Well, this article will show you a few things you can do to stem the tide of smut, and enjoy a more humane Internet. Luckily for everyone, blocking porn sites is only a few clicks and some maneuvering away.

Steps Edit

Method One of Six:
Google Safe Search Edit

Navigate to Google.com Search Settings . At the top, you’ll see the SafeSearch filter. Put a check on the “Filter explicit results” to switch to SafeSearch.

  • Properly setting this will block pornographic images from your searches; even provocative searches, such as for the word “sex,” will return images that may be suggestive, but no more so than you might find on network television.

Lock SafeSearch. A filter is good, but as any 12-year-old will (probably not) tell you, getting around a simple setting is far too easy. To provide a greater level of protection, you can lock your SafeSearch setting, so that it requires your login to change. From your Settings page, click on SafeSearch Lock, as shown:

  • You’ll need to log in with your account and password, and SafeSearch will remain active until you turn it off. Furthermore, you can tell at a glance if it’s active: large colored balls will appear in the top right of the screen as long as SafeSearch Lock is enabled.

Save your preferences. When you are done adjusting your SafeSearch settings, be sure to click the blue Save button at the bottom of the screen, or your prefs won’t be saved.

Method Two of Six:
Bing Safe Search Edit

Navigate to Bing.com SafeSearch . At the top, you’ll see the SafeSearch filter. By default, it’s in the Moderate position. Click on the topmost radio button to enable strict filtering.

  • Unlike Google, setting strict filtering on Bing will block everything. For example, searching for the word “sex,” Bing gives no results at all. This indicates that Bing is not filtering content of the results, but prohibiting the search completely. Depending on your own personal feelings, this may either be a good thing or a bad thing. Either way, there is a very clear difference between Bing searches and Google searches.
  • Note: Bing does not offer a way to lock strict filtering.
  • Save your preferences. When you are done adjusting your SafeSearch settings, be sure to click the blue Save button at the bottom of the screen, or your prefs won’t be saved.

    Use a professional pornography filter. These can block unwanted websites and filter pornographic websites on your computer. Popular programs include:

    • Anti-Porn
    • Stop Procrastinating App
    • K9WebProtection
    • Net Nanny
    • Covenant Eyes

    Pay attention to features. There are a number of such products. Most of the decent ones should have the following capabilities:

    • Works with any web browser: (IE, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome).
    • Password protected, so that only an administrator can bypass the blocker.
    • Come with a built-in list of filtering criteria.
    • Have a whitelist to manually list sites that shouldn’t be filtered.
    • If you have an Apple Mac OS X computer, make sure the filter you purchase is compatible with your version of the Mac OS.

    Install it from an administrator account. The administrator password is required to uninstall the filter or to change its configuration.

    Method Six of Six:
    Windows Hosts Edit

    Modify the windows hosts file.

    • Locate your HOSTS file. The hosts file is located in different places depending on your Windows version.
    • For XP/VISTA/7 it is located in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC directory.
    • For 2000 it is located in the C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC folder, depending on the nature of your Windows install
    • To view the contents of this file, browse to the location of the file and double click on it. You will be asked whether you want to search the internet for a program to open the file or if you wish to choose from a list. Choose the list option and open the file with Notepad. You can now view all of the websites that are being blocked.
    • To manually block a site, go to the bottom of the file and on a new line type “127.0.0.1 siteyouwanttoblock.com” without using quotes. This will block siteyouwanttoblock.com. Repeat the process for any other sites you wish to block, and then save the file by going to File Save.

    Community Q A

    How do I permanently block porn sites and images from my computer?

    Answered by wikiHow Contributor

    • You could just enable safe mode by going into your browser settings and clicking “Safe Search” or “Safe Mode.” You can also block sites manually, but otherwise there’s not really a way to filter all pornographic imagery.

    Understand that teenage curiosity about sex is entirely normal. Consider open discussions about sex and porn as an alternative to making the subject taboo—that which is taboo often has a stronger attraction and fascination than that which is not.

    Ensure that possible access to the internet is blocked. It’s no good blocking porn through your home network if the kids can just use mobile internet connections. Make sure that your mobile network provider automatically blocks access – in most cases you will need to confirm that you are the account holder by calling your network.

    Another option that does not require setting any preferences is to use a website that enforces Google safesearch results, such as KidzSearch.com.


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