goodjohnjr

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Phishing test 14/9/2019
avira 17/31
bitdefender 20/31
chrome 23/31
emsisoft 20/31
malwarebytes 26/31
netcraft 24/31
norton 28/31
WDBP 18/31
Hello @Evjl's Rain ,

Thank you very much for the new tests, I always look forward to them; out of Quad9 DNS and CleanBrowsing DNS and Adguard DNS which do you think is currently better overall in its blocking of malicious/phishing/scam/spam/grayware/adware/coin miner/et cetera websites?

Thank you,
-John Jr
 

Evjl's Rain

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Hello @Evjl's Rain ,

Thank you very much for the new tests, I always look forward to them; out of Quad9 DNS and CleanBrowsing DNS and Adguard DNS which do you think is currently better overall in its blocking of malicious/phishing/scam/spam/grayware/adware/coin miner/et cetera websites?

Thank you,
-John Jr
cleanbrowsing has the best blocking
quad9 is meh, very poor
adguard is even poorer than quad9. However it can block ads and trackers => highly recommended for mobile devices especially ios devices (ios can fix DNS into a network)
 
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goodjohnjr

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cleanbrowsing há the best blocking
quad9 is meh, very poor
adguard is even poor than quad9. However it can block ads and trackers => highly recommended for mobile devices especially ios devices (ios can fix DNS into a network)
Hello @Evjl's Rain ,

Thank you very much for answering that.

I am surprised and disappointed to hear that about Quad9 DNS, I had hoped that they had improved since the last test, I thought they would be performing better thanks to all of their partners et cetera.

-John Jr
 

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test 14/9/2019
29 malware links: doc, exe
cleanbrowsing has the best blocking
Indeed.

Cleanbrowsing Security: 22/29
Neustar Threat: 21/29
Quad9 DNS: 5/29
Adguard DNS with adult: 1/29
Yandex Browser Protect: 0/29
Firewall (blocking port 80): 26/29
 

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I wonder how they would do against the phishing links.
Too late for that, 11 links are already dead, but it still is puzzling, that OpenDNS fails so much, since it maintains Phishtank, so it has first hand access to the source. Anyway, it has been like 24 hours, so if the rest did not catch up by now, I would not rely on them for blocking phishing.

Cleanbrowsing: 18/20
Quad9: 17/20
Neustar: 12/20
Adguard: 4/20
OpenDNS: 2/20
YandexDNS: 0/20
 
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goodjohnjr

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Too late for that, 11 links are already dead, but it still is puzzling, that OpenDNS fails so much, since it maintains Phishtank, so it has first hand access to the source. Anyway, it has been like 24 hours, so if the rest did not catch up by now, I would not rely on them for blocking phishing.

Cleanbrowsing: 18/20
Quad9: 17/20
Neustar: 12/20
Adguard: 4/20
OpenDNS: 2/20
YandexDNS: 0/20
Thank you very much @TairikuOkami , I see that Quad9 did better against phishing, I wonder how is that Cleanbrowsing DNS does so good compared to most DNS services?

I had never heard of Cleanbrowsing DNS before until I saw it mentioned here at the forums, and somehow it is outdoing more popular larger more established better funded better supported DNS services when it comes to malicious/grayware website blocking; if they would add ad-blocking that would be great, and then I would not even think about Adguard DNS.

-John Jr
 

Burrito

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Just keep in mind, the above tests are focused on phishing. For some in the MT community, phishing is not the most important issue. Both internally (@Evjl's Rain DNS malware tests) and externally (I previously just searched around the net) -- it seems to me that Neustar is pretty good with malware. But this test result loosely correlates with Evjl's Rain's test results for both phishing and malware -- just in case there was any doubt about the testing.

Here is one web result from April 19. It's not a big test, so take it with a grain of salt.

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