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How to Block Adult Websites on Windows, MacOS And Browsers!


Adult websites across the internet growing rapidly in numbers, Searching for adult sites is just simple as Googling a word “sex.” It can severely impact your children for allowing them to search whatever they want on Google. Priority should be blocking some sites or searches.

We’re writing this article specially for parents, So they can set up some filters for their children’s for not accessing these adult sites or searches. In fact, it is the responsibility of every parent to take all the necessary steps to prevent their child from being exposed to the online pornographic content.

Keep your Kids from Seeing Adult Content on the Web?

While you aren’t around to watch over them, It if nearly impossible for parents to manually monitor their kids’ computer sessions and have control over it!

For Example: If you’re going to let them surf YouTube and watch videos but sometimes videos appear which aren’t appropriate for Childers then you have the option to activate the restricted mode. It appears at the bottom of YouTube.

There’s another option for blocking the entire category of adult sites and those sites which contain violent or adult content, and that can be done through OpenDNS.

So now, How to Block Adult Websites on your Computer?

There are many ways for blocking access to Adult sites. But right now we’re discussing the simple and easy way to block some sites. This can be done by configuring the HOSTs file which is capable of blocking unwanted websites off your computer.

There’s a family safety feature in Windows as well.

Adult websites can be blocked on any computer and in any browser to prevent adult-themed content from showing up in Web searches and on specific websites. There are several methods for blocking adult sites; including modifying Parental Controls on Windows and Mac computers, using browser extensions or add-ons that block adult content, and modifying the SafeSearch settings in your preferred search engine.

  1. Log into an administrator account on your Windows.
  2. Open “Control Panel” and click on “Network and Internet.
  3. Click on “Internet options.” The Internet Properties window will display on-screen.
  4. Click on the “Content” tab.
  5. Click on the button that reads “Family Safety.”
  6. Click on the user account for which you want adult sites blocked.
  7. Select “On” next to “Family Safety.
  8. Click on “Web filtering.”
  9. Select the option that reads, “can only use the websites I allow.
  10. Select a restriction level from the options provided. Most of the options provided will block adult sites by default, as noted in their descriptions. For example, if you want a particular user to only view websites approved for use by children, select “Designed for children.”
  11. Close the Internet options window. Adult websites will now be blocked going forward for that particular user.

How to Block Adult Websites on Your MacOS?

  1. Click on the Apple menu and select “System Preferences.
  2. Click on “Parental Controls.
  3. Click on the user account for which you want adult sites blocked.
  4. Click on “Enable Parental Controls.
  5. Click on the tab labeled “Content.”
  6. Select your preferred option below “Website Restrictions.” If you want your computer to automatically block all adult websites, select “Try to limit access to adult websites automatically” (automatic).” NOTE: Using this method will filter adult content from internet searches as well.
  7. Close the System Preferences window. Going forward, that particular user will no longer be able to view and visit websites that feature adult content.

How to Block Adult Websites Through Web Browsers?

  1. Go to Google’s Search Settings page at
  2. Place a checkmark next to “Filter explicit results.”
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Web page and click on “Save.” Going forward, any sexually-explicit content will be automatically filtered and removed from Google Search.


Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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