Based on usage, Microsoft Edge has become the second most popular desktop web browser after Chrome and far ahead of Firefox.

Harmful content on the Internet keeps going up, the age of children accessing porn sites keeps getting shortened, it is understandable that many parents are looking for ways to limit children’s exposure to adult content. We are parents like you so we completely understand what you are worried about.

We hope that this article “Updated 2022: 4 ways on how to block adult content on Microsoft Edge” will help your children freely enjoy the positive things on the Internet but still be protected from those toxic content out there!

How to block adult content on Microsoft Edge

Use parental control for Microsoft Edge

Using add-on/extension has been chosen by lots of parents nowadays and is considered one of the fastest and most effective way on how to block all adult content on Microsoft Edge.

There are various extensions but BE CAREFUL, there are lots of scams that can steal your personal information or spread malware into your devices. We recommend you use CyberPurify Kids which are used by 12,000+ worldwide parents only after 7 months of launching (June 2021). 

CyberPurify Kids

  • Filter 15 types of harmful content on the Internet.
  • Protect your kids on any site, at any time
  • Free

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This is considered as one of the best free parental control software to hide 15 types of harmful content on the Internet, including:

  • Pornography
  • Horrifying content like gore, accidents, ghosts, violence, murder, terrorism, etc
  • Content about stimulants, addictive substances such as alcohol, beer, marijuana, drugs, etc
  • Content with aggressive elements, hurting others like Hate speech

This free porn blocker extension can help to minimize your child’s access to harmful content, ensuring a healthy online environment for your child but at the same time, not invading their privacy rights.

Here are how you do it

  1. Open Microsoft Edge browser 
  2. Select Microsoft Store or click here.

3. Type “CyberPurify” and enter.

4. Click Get

5. Select Add extension

6. The result displayed as shown below is that you have successfully installed it.

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Evaluation

  • Block porn sites in 0,001s
  • Filter porn content on any website: Facebook, Instagram, online newspapers, even Google (we both know that porn is just on porn sites!)
  • Filter 15 types of harmful content, which are classified into 4 groups:
  1. Pornography
  2. Horrifying content like gore, accidents, ghosts, violence, murder, terrorism, etc
  3. Content about stimulants, addictive substances such as alcohol, beer, marijuana, drugs, etc
  4. Content with aggressive elements, hurting others like Hate speech
  • FREE. Get your children’s online protector here.

Use Microsoft Edge browser settings

Here are how you do it

Built-in settings browser is one of the easiest ways for you on how to block adult websites on Microsoft Edge. All you need to do is:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge. Then click on the three dots in the upper right corner
  2. Look down and select Settings (You see the icon red C on the left? CyberPurify Kids is active in filtering harmful content!)

3. Find and click “Cookies and Site Permissions” from the left sidebar menu

4. Select “Manage and delete cookies and site data”

5. Then find “Block” and select the “Add” button to block any website you want to block your child from accessing.

6. For example, if you want to block PornHub, you just need to enter its URL (www.pornhub.com) and then click Add again.

Evaluation

Good

-Fast, simple, only a few steps required.

-Can optionally block any website such as Facebook or Youtube depending on the individual needs of each parent.

Bad

-As you add websites manually, it can be time- and effort-consuming if you want to block many websites.

-Only blocks the specified websites, so if your child is surfing another (unblocked) website even on safe websites like Google, Facebook, Youtube, you children are still at a high risk of exposing them to inappropriate content.

Use parental control devices for all home protection

Porn sites are created and distributed widely every minute, every hour, so you can’t:

  • Just can’t rely on the available features from iPhone, Mac, or SafeSearch.
  • Or add websites manually. You can’t keep up with it.

Your children need a much faster-updated mechanism to keep up with its speed. CyberPurify Egg is your ideal choice. It will help your children:

  • Safe 24/7 from all porn sites, from all Internet-connected devices at home
  • Stay 100% focused with all distractions (messaging, social media, game apps) blocked while studying
  • Safe from ads

Here are why:

  • 24/7 block all porn and gambling sites – its advanced Artificial Intelligence makes it blocks harmful sites almost constantly, right before your children can see them.
  • Protect any Internet devices – iPhone, Android, iPad, tablet, even smart TV are protected from porn sites. Ensure your children’s comprehensive online protection.
  • Studying mode: Automatically block all porn, gambling sites + access to messaging, social media, and game apps. Keep your children away from digital distractions while studying.

Here are how you do it

  1. Plug Egg into a power adapter
  2. Scan QR code
  3. Enter your home wifi password
  4. Everything’s done!

Evaluation

  • Block porn sites right before your children can see them.
  • Your children cannot bypass it unless they don’t use your home wifi anymore.
  • Keep your children stay away from digital distractions easily.

You can be one of the very first parents to receive a $25-off gift by signing up here.

Use file Hosts

Here are how you do it

In addition to using the browser, blocking websites on Windows computers on websites on Microsoft Edge can be done by accessing the Hosts file. C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc (Windows 7). If you are currently using Windows 8 or 10, then you can gain access to the file hosts through the following steps:

  1. Search for Notepad and run it as administrator

2. At the top left of notepad, choose File > Open.

3. When the search toolbox is open, type C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. Then select “All file types” on the right side.

4. Click “hosts”.

5. Notepad appears. At the bottom, you need to enter 0.0.0.0 followed by the address of the website you want to block.

Evaluation

Good

-Can optionally block any website such as Facebook or Youtube depending on your needs.

Bad

-Require many steps and certain technical knowledge of technology. Not suitable for non-tech-savvy parents.

-Like above, as you add websites manually, parents will have to spend a lot of effort if they want to block many websites.

-Only blocks the specified websites, so if your child is surfing another (unblocked) website even on safe websites like Google, Facebook, Youtube, you children are still at a high risk of exposing to inappropriate content.

Don’t forget that

No technological tool works 100% accurately. Don’t depend on it, keep talking, educating your children about Internet dangers, CyberPurify Knowledge is a FREE and QUALITY source about children’s online safety for you:

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