Safe Search


Does enabling Enforce Safe Search no longer work for Google?
I can search for anything and all kinds of NSFW images appear, but for Bing, Yahoo, and YouTube I get rejected and am unable to turn Safe Search off in the browser.
Anyone else notice this?

  • Doug

It's usually something simple.


  • Are you using Chrome browser?

    How to prevent connections from Chrome browsers that bypass WebBlocker and SafeSearch restrictions with QUIC protocol?

  • Using Brave, which is a Chrome-esque browser.
    Folllowed the instructions in the article you posted. Disabled the Experimental QUIC Protocol in the browser, reloaded the browser, same result. NSFW :-(

    Per the article, I created a policy to block UDP ports 80 & 443, placed it at the top of my policies and still NSFW images.

    I'm using a private window when testing so no browsing data is saved.

    It's usually something simple.

  • Another go.. The last post got "lost".

    I have noticed this for a while. The only way that I can get it work properly is to use A record entries in my local DNS to point (or to the IP address of See for more information.

    You must clear the cache on the DNS server for this to work properly.

    Adrian from Australia

  • Great work around solution.
    Instead of creating new Zones in my DNS infrastructure I would rather just check the box in the Proxy and have it work. Don't want to be mean, but isn't that why I purchased the Security Subscriptions in the first place?

    It's usually something simple.

  • The question is this a firewall problem or a Google problem?
    If a Google problem, then there is little or nothing that the firewall can really do here.

    Consider opening a support incident to get WG help in looking at this.

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