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

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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. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    I like Norton DNS servers, if you like Norton's
    try AdGuard's they are as fast if not faster:
    Regular:
    1> 176.103.130.130
    2> 176.103.130.131
    For WiFi Router:
    1> 176.103.130.132
    2> 176.103.130.134
     
  2. Sr. Normal 2.0

    Sr. Normal 2.0 Level 5
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    Ops! very slow here, but thanks. i have my eyes in this for the future ;)

    2017-02-09_22-44-47.png 2017-02-09_22-46-35.png
     
  3. sudo -i

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    Adguard secondary DNS is the absolute slowest for me. Primary is pretty down there too.

    In order of fastest:
    1. Google DNS
    2. DNS Advantage
    3. Norton ConnectSafe DNS
    4. Comodo DNS
    5. Norton DNS (Discontinued)
    6. OpenDNS
     
  4. BugCode

    BugCode Level 10

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    1: Comodo
    2: Norton
    3: Yandex

    nuff' said.
     
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  5. _CyberGhosT_

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  6. sudo -i

    sudo -i Level 4

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    Just North of the border, very close to general East Coast servers.
     
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  7. _CyberGhosT_

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    #67 _CyberGhosT_, Feb 9, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017
    Ok Cool, he's in Spain and your in Canada ?
    Just wanted to confirm. Thanks ;)
    New Jersey & Cali are where the current servers
    are located.
    Russia has one or two as well.
    I am in the Central US, so I am between both of the US servers.
    In the US AdGuard DNS is fast, at least for me ;)
     
  8. russ0408

    russ0408 Level 4

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    I'm in Central Canada. Between Toronto and Niagara Falls, and Adguard Dns is working great for me. I've been using it for a couple months now, I really like it.
     
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  9. Sr. Normal 2.0

    Sr. Normal 2.0 Level 5
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    Yes my friend, i´m in Spain. the best servers here come from U.S. I have Norton Security Deluxe, and Norton ConnectSafe don´t work in my system :eek::p
    I´m now with Comodo or Google
     
  10. Adz.

    Adz. Level 1

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    Does opendns block ADs and spyware?
     
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  11. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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  12. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    How quick and stable is OpenDNS?

    And has anyone tried their FamilyShield?
     
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  13. Marko :)

    Marko :) Level 10

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    OpenDNS is very fast and stable. When I was using it I didn't notice any downtime.

    On OpenDNS > System (also available at http://208.69.38.170/) you can see service status (planned maintenance etc.).
     
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  14. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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  15. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

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    Hello, I use Stofa DNS,that is my internet providers DNS,never had any problems:)
     
  16. Marko :)

    Marko :) Level 10

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    I use Google Public DNS. The ones from my ISP sometimes fail and then no one has internet access. DNS is changed directly in router settings so I don't have to bother setting up on every device.
     
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  17. larry goes to church

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    OpenDNS is owned by Cisco.

    Cisco has recently tried to re-brand themselves as a security company and i think they're doing a pretty good job.
    They have alot of amazing enterprise tools that are all intergrated.

    OpenDNS is part of their Umbrella package which is a great web filtering tool.

    For free.. why not lol
     
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  18. Evjl's Rain

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    I think OpenDNS is the best in terms of speed and blocking capability. They own phishtank.com and this has a huge list of phishing links. I tested and OpenDNS blocked many of those links

    OpenDNS can be used to block ad domains, max. 25 domains
    also some categories which can be chosen. Familyshield preselects 13 adult-related categories if I'm not mistaken

    These are what I'm using for myself
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  19. Amelith Nargothrond

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    Agreed, OpenDNS is also my choice. Cisco and their Umbrella are great. For routers though, you might need one that has a dedicated OpenDNS ip updater client or a custom client which can be configured for OpenDNS. As a fallback, they have installable clients for win/mac/linux if you don't have a compatible router.

    Anyway, they are fast and they are great (for me at least).

    If you are into custom firewalls, pfsense has a dedicated client and works awesomely with OpenDNS.
     
  20. orthonovum

    orthonovum Level 3

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    Good question, they have to be getting something to pay for their equipment
     
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