How To Enable Google Safesearch On PfSense Firewall

pfSense is an open source firewall computer software distribution based on FreeBSD. It is offering features often only found in expensive commercial firewalls with the web interface. It can be installed on a physical computer or a virtual machine to make a dedicated firewall for your Home/Office network. When SafeSearch is on, Google Search engine acts as an automated filter of pornography and potentially offensive content(video, images, site links) from Google Search result pages, along with results that might link to explicit content.

1. Enable DNS Forwarder

To enable DNS forwarder Go to Service > DNS Forwarder > tick on “Enable DNS forwarder” and then Save.

2. Add a Host Overrides

To add a Host Overrides click on add button below the Host Override section.

3. Ping the and note down the IP and put this up in the next step’s IP Address field.

Type ping in command prompt.

4. Add entry for .com or your country google domain(For India

Fill out the details

Host: www

Domain: or your country domain of google

IP: IP result from step 3

Description: anything

and then click on save.

Add more Host entry for other domain of google like, etc

That’s it

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