Re: Indecent images from Google and bing search engines
Phil_turtle wrote: thanks for quick answer - is there a method to prevent switching off the safe mode on these platforms?
There are methods, but none of them seem to be particularly easy to implement. It's also likely that tech-savvy users will find ways past them.
For Windows systems, using your hosts file, on a per device basis:-
To guarantee strict safe search results for a given PC, you can do so by mapping www.bing.com to strict.bing.com. For example, if you’re a parent and want to guarantee safe search results on your child’s PC, this method should work. Only users who are administrators on the PC can undo this change.
To make this change:
In Windows, click the Windows key and type “Notepad.”
Right click on Notepad and choose Run as Administrator.
Click Yes when Windows asks if you want this program to make changes.
Open your hosts file. In most Windows installations, this is located at: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Click the Windows key, type “cmd,” and then hit enter.
Type "ping strict.bing.com" and note the resulting IP. This will look something like this: 220.127.116.11
Create an entry at the end of hosts file that looks like this: 18.104.22.168 www.bing.com
Save the file. Windows will now use strict.bing.com to guarantee strict SafeSearch results on this PC.
If Windows is installed in a different location on your PC, you can find the hosts file by typing the following at the command prompt: cd /d %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc.
As above, but the hosts entry should be 22.214.171.124 www.google.com #forcesafesearch