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  1. Money Pit

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    I believe that I have Google Chrome (browser) set-up where I'm somewhat confident that it is safe & secure. My next concern is, can Google Search (engine) also be configured for security? If so, how? Thanks: Dave :)
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Google does flag malware sites in it's search results.

    Another way instead of relying on Google to provide safe results is to use a DNS filter, like Quad9 https://www.quad9.net/ or OpenDNS https://www.opendns.com/. You put the provided dns ip addresses into your router (the best way) , and or Windows network adapter ipv4 properties.
     
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    I actually rely on Malwarebytes Pro (real time protection). It stops me from going to certain sites. I could allow an exception but I never do. I find a safe site in the search list and go there instead.
     
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  5. Money Pit

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    Thanks for your reply. I've known about Malwarebytes browser extension for a while now, just waiting for the "bugs" to be ironed out. As I've stated above, I'm only interested in the possibility of configuring "Google Search". My browser is fine for the time being. ;)
     
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    Another way instead of relying on Google to provide safe results is to use a DNS filter, like Quad9 https://www.quad9.net/ or OpenDNS https://www.opendns.com/. You put the provided dns ip addresses into your router (the best way) , and or Windows network adapter ipv4 properties.
     
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    Generally speaking, most people don't need to change their DNS settings though unless they are extremely paranoid or having connection issues.

    You can log in to your Google account and run a security check and you can make changes in your profile.
     
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    Is this thread about security in regards to Google and a persons profile ( ie identity ) or about issues of the search results?
     
  9. Money Pit

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    Search results. Is Google "Search" giving out any personal / private information on me?
     
  10. Money Pit

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    Thanks :)
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Any web site you visit will log your IP address. Google retains a history of your searches. You can turn that off in your account settings but some tracing is still available even when not logged in.
     
  12. Money Pit

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    OK, Thanks. I'll check that out.
     
  13. Johnny b

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    And your ISP knows just about every where you go.

    ( And the Feds, too :D )
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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