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You have enabled Google SafeSearch in your policy but the user is still able to browse without safe search being enforced.
Google has the option to use SSL for searches and if this is enabled it prevents the automatic safe search enforcement from working. Google SSL searches are used by a number of browser plug ins and also if you visit https://www.google.com in your web browser. Google provides a mechanism to disable SSL searches on your network, which is highly recommended for education environments. For Google hosted documentation please see https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/186669?hl=en
To utilise the "no SSL search" option for your network, there are 2 methods you can implement.
NOTE: Ensure that the CensorNet Professional or Cloud Gateway server is configured to use the DNS server that you have made the above modifications on. For CensorNet Professional, log in to the command line as root and type setup and verify the setting. For Cloud Gateway, go to Network button and then Gateway and DNS Settings.
On Windows PC's, open the file C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS in notepad as administrator.
NOTE: Some virus scanners will make this file read-only so you will have to temporarily change it to read/write whilst you make the changes. Remember to switch it back afterwards.
Add the following new entries:
On other operating systems please refer to this article for the location of the hosts file.