http://www.webpronews.com/google-preventing-u-s-users-from-disabling-safesearch-2012-12 Right, I think that I've got a fix for this. It is possible to force off the safe search by modifying the string for the search query located in the navigation bar. Example: The search for the term "blowjob" by default yields the following search string. https://www.google.com/search?q=blo....0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.isXnW9T_z_s&oq=blowjob SafeSearch is set to Moderate here. Now, to turn off SafeSearch add the text &safe=off right after your search term. So the search string becomes the following. https://www.google.com/search?q=blowjob&safe=off&tbm=isch&sout=1&biw=1246&bih=736&gs_l=img.3...0.0.0.224126.96.36.199.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.isXnW9T_z_s&oq=blowjob I'm using the basic Google Image Search and it says "SafeSearch is off." It also did display additional explicit images. So there you go. Not an ideal solution I know, but it seems to work. And for reference I'm in one of the zones affected by this right now and performed my searching using the regular images.google.com website. Your welcome.