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DAF
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DNS Servers

I would like to know your opinions/experience on using third-party DNS servers from Norton, Comodo, OpenDNS, Google, etc. in place of your default ISP DNS. Many of these offer automatic filtering for phishing, malware, porn and more.


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Re: DNS Servers

Hello DAF

 

You may add these DNS server as alternate while using your own DNS server setting

 

These DNS server may use as primary DNS also however the browsing speed may be effected.

 

Best Regards,

Tanuj


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Re: DNS Servers

Hi DAF,

I like and use Google's. We use it at work, I use it on my personal PC's at home. I use it on my android.

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Works well for me. Depending on the speed of your internet and/or PC you may not tell a difference. But on my cell and using 3G its amazing. You can notice big time.
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Re: DNS Servers

Thank you!

 

From what I have read, Google offers their DNS servers as a "faster" alternative only. Since most malware today comes from the internet, my interest is to get increased "security" when using a third party DNS. Faster connections would be an extra plus.

 

Currently I am testing Norton with settings to block malware, phishing and scam sites plus porn sites.

 

Preferred DNS: 198.153.192.50      Alternate DNS: 198.153.194.50

 

I have to disclose that in some 30 years of using personal computers I have never been infected with malware. I also know that the bad guys are getting more innovative especially over the internet.

 

I will share my experiences in due time.


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