Comodo Secure DNS vs Norton DNS vs OpenDNS

  • Comodo Secure DNS

    Votes: 12 15.0%
  • Norton DNS

    Votes: 32 40.0%
  • OpenDNS

    Votes: 16 20.0%
  • Other DNS Service (please specify in thread)

    Votes: 7 8.8%
  • None

    Votes: 13 16.3%
  • Total voters
    80
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In Norton DNS , im not sure you can. but with Comodo DNS you can submit website to be recognized as clean :

 

Nikos

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Thats not the kind of answer iam looking for.

I need to do it in someway through hosts file....
 

Spawn

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Just a guess, but if it's blocked from DNS level, I don't believe you can still visit from your Hosts, but doesn't Hosts files block sites anyway, not exclude?
 

Nikos

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You can block them if you add an entry like:

127.0.0.1 www.google.com

but you can also redirect a domain name to a whatever ip you want.

I need a way to bypass Norton's DNS since it doesnt support custom domain filtering like OpenDns does o to exclude whatever domains/sites i want.
 
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Hosts files block sites without warnings, you just can't connect to it
 
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Nige_40

NSG001 said:
Also try out
Sendori DNS:

216.146.35.240
216.146.36.240
I have been using that for quite a few weeks now Sendori, and I like it. Comodo DNS is OK, but its slower than Sendori, I have tried Opendns and that is OK. But I'm happy to stay with Sendori.

But when Comodo DNS comes out of beta I will give it a good test.

Regards

Nigel
 
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Nige_40

NSG001 said:
Nige_40 said:
But when Comodo DNS comes out of beta I will give it a good test.
My beard will be on the floor by then Nige ;)
Been beta for a while now.
Yeah It's Nuts on why they are taking so long. O well.

Mind you how long is your beard at the moment :blush:

It may come out once CIS 6.0 is fully out ?

So I will look for it in my Xmas Stocking :)
 

HeffeD

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I prefer to use my ISP's DNS, and rely on my system security to protect me.

As quickly as malicious links come and go, maintaining a blacklist is too big of a job to be an effective security measure.
 
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Nige_40

HeffeD said:
I prefer to use my ISP's DNS, and rely on my system security to protect me.

As quickly as malicious links come and go, maintaining a blacklist is too big of a job to be an effective security measure.
That's great HeffeD I wish I could use my ISP's DNS, but it's so so slow. A page takes up to 8 to 12 secs to load a basic page.

So that is why I don;t use my own ISP's DNS.
 

Overkill

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Nikos said:
Yes thanks for the link, too bad ClearCloud is discontinued :(

Google DNS is fast but doesnt offer at all malware or pornography protection and i need that.
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Wouldnt it be better insteaf of runnign extra blocking software for DNS to do the job for us?

Also if i continue to use Norton DNS in C level how can i allow only a specific web page to open and not get blocked?

Ad it to my Windows 7 hosts file?

http://www.p2planet.net id like to exclude. What should i do?
Opendns is the best for parental control as far as dns servers, k9 would be #1 in regular parental control
 

minotaurdave

New Member
I run every malware sample in Minotaur's sandboxes against several DNS services and correlate the results here: http://minotauranalysis.com/stats/dnscheck.aspx

Both the collectors and the sandboxes reach out to each service.

It's not a direct indicator of which service is better, merely which service appears to block more requests. For instance, some of these requests could be legit and the servers return a false positive or the service might be returning a corrected IP instead of a block, etc.

Before clearcloud went private, it was the leader by far, but now Norton is the highest block count, followed by Comodo.
 

minotaurdave

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NSG001 said:
@minotaurdave
Nice info, thanks :)

No mention of Sendori though.
Yeah, actually I just found out about them from this post. I can try to incorporate them, but I think it will be hard to judge them fairly since they autocorrect phishing post.

Also, forgot to mention, you can manually check a domain against all of the providers we use by going here: http://minotauranalysis.com/tools/dnscheck.aspx

It is not a very fast interface because it goes through a few systems here
 

Nikos

New Member
I switched to my ISP's DNS at its the fastest of all and left the job to be done by Chromes plugin WebFilter Pro.
 
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Nige_40

Morro said:
I am currently using Sendori DNS.
What do you think of it Morro for your personal thought.

I like it for me and its better than going to sites they you have misspelled in the browser URL

Plus it protect you from those malware sites, I came up with one and it said we blocked your access to that site due to malware. But personally I forget what the site was now.

So over all its good.

Regards

Nigel
 

Spawn

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I don't like filtering my web surfing using DNS services. I prefer to leave it to the capabilities of my web browser; Chrome and it's built-in protection/anti-phishing lists.

Why use a separate eraser, when there's one on the end of the pencil. (I'm bad at these) LOL.
 

Littlebits

Retired Staff
I have tried almost all of these secure DNS services.
All are much slower than my default ISP DNS and have many false positives blocking sites that I know are safe.

I rather use my security setup and my own knowledge, so far it works has great to last 8 years not one single infection, so why change?

Thanks.:D
 
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