How Do I Block Google Images With K9 Security?

By Jason Artman

If you installed Blue Coat K9 Web Protection on your computer to block inappropriate websites, you might be dismayed to learn that there are ways of getting around this protection. For example, pornographic images can be viewed on Google Images because those images are served from Google's website rather than the website hosting the images. In situations like this, you can use the K9 Web Protection configuration page to set an exception blocking a specific website such as Google Images.

Step 1

Open the Start menu. Click "All Programs," open the "Blue Coat K9 Web Protection" folder and click the "Blue Coat K9 Web Protection Admin" icon. This opens the Web-based administration page for K9 Web Protection.

Step 2

Click the "Setup" link at the top of the page.

Step 3

Type your administrator password for K9 Web Protection, and press "Enter" or click "OK."

Step 4

Click the "Web Site Exceptions" link on the left side of the page.

Step 5

Type "" in the "Web Site to Add" field under "Always Block."

Step 6

Click the "Add to List" link, and Google Images appears on the list of blocked websites.

Step 7

Click the "Save" button in the bottom-right corner of the page.

Step 8

Click the "Logout" link in the upper-right corner of the page.

Step 9

Attempt to browse to K9 Web Protection displays the message "Exception Site Blocked."