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Prevent your browser connecting to a Conficker site


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:15 PM

So far, Conficker has not been a great problem in North America or down in my part of the world, but it is pretty easy to prevent your browser connecting to a Conficker infested site.

This may have been mentioned elsewhere but is worth repeating. If you use OPENDNS as your preferred Domain Name Server, rather than the one automatically provided by your ISP, you have a much better chance of preventing infection.

To do this, right click on your internet connection and select Properties. Find and highlight TCP/IP and select Properties again. Click the button for preferred DNS and enter 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 in the boxes. That's it.

I have used OpenDNS for a number of years now and never had a problem with it. You can check out their other free services at www.opendns.com

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#2 Romeo29

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 11:16 AM

I had been using OpenDNS for a year. Now my ISP seems to disconnect me when I use OpenDNS.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:35 AM

So far, Conficker has not been a great problem in North America or down in my part of the world, but it is pretty easy to prevent your browser connecting to a Conficker infested site.

This may have been mentioned elsewhere but is worth repeating. If you use OPENDNS as your preferred Domain Name Server, rather than the one automatically provided by your ISP, you have a much better chance of preventing infection.

To do this, right click on your internet connection and select Properties. Find and highlight TCP/IP and select Properties again. Click the button for preferred DNS and enter 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 in the boxes. That's it.

I have used OpenDNS for a number of years now and never had a problem with it. You can check out their other free services at www.opendns.com

Cheers, Rob




You could also modify your host file to point all dns names and ips back 127.0.0.1. Which is just as good. spyware blaster is free proggie that stops most of the bad ip and known sites. Easy to update runs in the background.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:24 AM

So far, Conficker has not been a great problem in North America or down in my part of the world, but it is pretty easy to prevent your browser connecting to a Conficker infested site.

This may have been mentioned elsewhere but is worth repeating. If you use OPENDNS as your preferred Domain Name Server, rather than the one automatically provided by your ISP, you have a much better chance of preventing infection.

To do this, right click on your internet connection and select Properties. Find and highlight TCP/IP and select Properties again. Click the button for preferred DNS and enter 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 in the boxes. That's it.

I have used OpenDNS for a number of years now and never had a problem with it. You can check out their other free services at www.opendns.com

Cheers, Rob




You could also modify your host file to point all dns names and ips back 127.0.0.1. Which is just as good. spyware blaster is free proggie that stops most of the bad ip and known sites. Easy to update runs in the background.


If you pointed all IPs back to 127.0.0.1 you wouldn't be able to go to any site.

Though it is true you wouldn't connect to a Conficker site :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 12:02 AM

Speaking of 127.0.0.1, all sites that have been added to my host files by Spybot have this 127.0.0.1 listed for them. I have always been confused about the why on this but after reading the post above, I see now that it is so I cannot connect to them.

Thank you Blade for ending my confusion.

Also, in regards to what Robert said, I did not think Spyware Blaster ran in the background, it does not on my system

Edited by Stang777, 02 May 2009 - 12:05 AM.





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