How to Turn Strict Safe Search Off

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How to Turn Strict Safe Search Off
Disable the strict setting on Google's SafeSearch engine to view mature content. (adress bar image by Wiktor Osiecki from

The SafeSearch feature on the Google search engine is an Internet filtering tool that can remove inappropriate images, websites and videos from your search results. There are three different levels -- off, moderate and strict -- which can be configured to retrieve different results when typing in specific keywords. Once the strict search is disabled, the Google search engine has a higher likelihood of pulling up adult content or content that is rated "M" for mature.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Open your Internet browser and go to the Google site (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Click "Settings" in the upper-right corner of the browser window, and click "Search Settings".

  3. 3

    Click "Do not filter my search results" in the "SafeSearch Filtering" section.

  4. 4

    Click "Save Preferences." You will automatically be returned to the main Google page.

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