SafeSearch Enforcer

SafeSearch Enforcer

This extension enforces safesearch at search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo

What is SafeSearch Enforcer?
SafeSearch Enforcer is a Firefox add-on that enforces safe search on popular search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. It also supports site blocking to protect children online. Use SafeSearch Enforcer as a complement to child protection suites.
Stats
Users: 173 ▲ 17
Rating: 5.00 (4)
Version: 1.3.4 (Last updated: 2021-03-27)
Creation date: 2017-01-25
Weekly download count: 13
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • http://*/
  • https://*/
Size: 254.87K
URLs: Website
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Summary

This extension aims to enforce engines to proccess the search queries in a safer mode, even if the configuration is manually set, it will be restored to the strictiest role.

Unfortunately, other content filtering extensions do not provide this feature, and alternative blocking methods like DNS and Proxy also do not filter search results. Therefore this extension should be used as a complement for child protection suites.

This extension supports five known search engines:

  • Google : Domains and subdomains.
  • Bing : Domains and subdomains.
  • Yahoo : Domains and subdomains.
  • Yandex : Domains and subdomains.
  • DuckDuckGo : Domains and subdomains.
  • Reddit : Search results, sections, posts and profiles.
  • Imgur : Filters NSFW content (linked to Reddit).

It also supports site blocking (through block list rules), accordingly to the user's preferences.

User reviews
There should be a whitelist. I don't want this extension to block reddit accounts. Most reddit accounts aren't NSFW, yet reddit automatically marks them as such, just because they made 1 NSFW post or so... And thus most accounts are NSFW, meaning you cant view any of them with this add-on enabled. If you don't add a whitelist then maybe add checkboxes for which sites this should work on!

by Bflat, 2021-05-01

Topzera
by William Ayukawa, 2020-05-24
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Safety
Risk impact

SafeSearch Enforcer is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install SafeSearch Enforcer if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

SafeSearch Enforcer has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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