Compare Protection Which DNS would you choose for Security and Content blocking?

Discussion in 'Compare Apps' started by Tempnexus, Jan 16, 2016.

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Which DNS for Malware and Content blocking?

  1. Norton DNS

    53.4%
  2. Comodo DNS

    13.0%
  3. Open DNS

    48.4%
  4. Fools DNS

    1.9%
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  1. Tempnexus

    Tempnexus Level 3

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    List of products to compare:
    Norton ConnectSafe DNS
    Comodo Secure DNS
    Open DNS
    Fools DNS
    What I am most interested about:
    • Exclusive Features & Functionality
    Why I want to compare:
    Content and Malware blocking on top of Sophos UTM
    I would like to add a second opinion Content and Malware blocking on top of my Sophos UTM.
    Giving that speculation which DNS would you choose?
    Norton DNS
    Comodo DNS
    Open DNS
    Fools DNs
     
  2. Rishi

    Rishi Level 19
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    #2 Rishi, Jan 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
    Norton ConnectSafe( 199.85.126.20 or 199.85.127.20 ) or Yandex Safe( 77.88.8.88 or 77.88.8.2 ) Depending upon which server is closer to your location and your internet speed resolve times may vary.I would recommend DnsJumper(small,portable utility) for on-the-fly DNS changes(device-only) and default DNS backup.It can save you some trouble from digging inside the windows settings everytime.However, if you use a router changing the dns settings(require login credentials and manual configuration) would change it for all of your devices being routed from there.
    OpenDNS is another option involving logging into an online portal.
     
  3. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    For malware blocking, i would go with Norton DNS.

    Personally i use CloudNS , an encrypted DNS more oriented for securing data traffic than malware blocking.
     
  4. pneuma1985

    pneuma1985 Level 4

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    Id like to use a secure dns I am currently testing CIS so I'm using comodo's but I can change it on the fly no matter what and like you umbra I am looking for a secure dns that is more for anonymity and secure data traffic vs malware protection. I'd like to start a thread about whats the best paid and free vpn's using openvpn? Unless there probably already is one.
     
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  5. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    For effectiveness of malware protection then you may go to Norton DNS however you may choose one on them depends on how reliable they are on server adjustment
     
  6. hjlbx

    hjlbx Guest

    Norton is best for malicious blocking.

    However, if you wish to malware test, it will even block legitimate\safe malware download sites - like Virussign, Malwr - so it isn't practical for malware tester.
     
  7. pneuma1985

    pneuma1985 Level 4

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    What if you want to test what DNS should we use then?
     
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  8. hjlbx

    hjlbx Guest

    It depends on where you intend to procure your samples.

    If you are going to use MT Malware Hub, then it is not problem.

    If you are going to use Virussign, Malwr, CleanMX, etc, then just don't use Norton ConnectSafe.
     
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  9. DracusNarcrym

    DracusNarcrym Level 19

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    Of all the DNS services presented, I'm inclined to believe that Norton ConnectSafe DNS is the most effective with regard to malware domain filtering capabilities.
     
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  10. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
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    Opendns for general use, Norton for mainly malware.

    As others said depending how far are you from the dns servers consider one or another or even default.

    I have Norton in one system and opendns in two systems. They are both good. Comodo was too slow for me a few years back and didn't really protect much in terms of malware links when I did the video back then.

    Fools dns free offers way less than openvpn and Norton. One option in openvpn is ability to black list domains. Foolsvpn free version does not support such feature
     
  11. Tornado

    Tornado New Member

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    Norton and Comodo are your best options, never heard of the others...
     
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  12. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
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    OpenDNS is one of the Giants in the DNS field, way more mature than Comodo.

    FoolDNS is I believe Italian and due to its free version limitations, is often used on mobile devices instead. Also it at least used to block some ads (which is why many used in mobile devices unrooted android for example).

    Other honorable mentions: Swiss Privacy Foundation. Chaos Computer Club. But research first about these ones as they are not fully dedicated to malware for example.
     
  13. JakeXPMan

    JakeXPMan Level 15

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    I voted Comodos DNS it works well, I use it with Comodo Dragon browser.
     
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  14. Andrew999

    Andrew999 Level 20

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    I think Comodo DNS or Norton DNS
     
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  15. done

    done Level 5

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    8.8.8.8 the best all the other I've tested all have there problems.
     
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  16. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    this is google, and surely not the best :rolleyes:
     
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  17. done

    done Level 5

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    yep google. the fastest and reliable. I tried comodo norton and opendns google is the best.
     
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  18. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    the topic is not about the fastest and more reliable, it is about Content/malware blocking...
     
  19. safe1st

    safe1st Level 16

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    I'd choose Norton DNS, all the time. Used it for almost 3 years now
     
  20. woodrowbone

    woodrowbone Level 8

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    Anyone knows how much info a DNS provider can collect from you? Is this a "security/privacy" risk in itself?

    /W
     
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