Avast SecureDNS in avast Internet Security?

Discussion in 'Avast' started by Yash Khan, May 9, 2015.

  1. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

    Oct 22, 2012
    AIS has SecureDNS.

    A user in Avast forum mentioned "It is programmed so that it is used, and not your isp or other dns services".

    I think during install this should be mentioned that SecureDNS enabled will use Avast DNS instead of ISP DNS or system DNS.

    SecureDNS enabled gives randomly "check if the site name entered is correct".

    SecureDNS disabled gives no probs.

    And this is confirmed. I am checking for past few days.

    Anyone with the prob?
    And does SecureDNS has malware/phishing protection?
  2. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61

    Mar 15, 2011
    Web and FileMaker Developer
    Windows 10
    SecureDNS is design to provide protection against hijacking webpage which translates the web address to IP to determine if its in blacklist + in my view the malware/phishing protection may already incorporate in Web shield so there's no problem if both turn on.
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  3. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 8, 2011
    #3 Spawn, May 10, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016
    Removed incorrect information - 2016.

    Homepage: Secure your DNS | Defend against DNS hijacking attack
    Source: Avast FAQ | Avast 2016: Frequently Asked Questions - General
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