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What are some good secure DNS servers to use?


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#1 printerandink

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:55 PM

By secure I mean ones that are guaranteed not to be corrupted or hacked.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:15 PM

Use your ISP's DNS Servers.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

I used to allow my pc to automatically choose the one, and I'm guessing that that was the one my ISP uses. It was disturbingly corrupted.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:08 PM

How can you determine the corruption of the DNS Cache that your ISP was handing out to clients?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:40 PM

It would force me into an odd search engine and pull up disturbing results that were not consistent with what I was searching for. The pc itself did not appear corrupted and fter changing to a secure DNS that stopped happening. I just wanted to know what all secure DNS options there were.

I'm not sure what the cache is or if it was corrupted. But the re-directions and the fact that it stopped when I locked in a recommended DNS server tells me that that one that I was automatically being connected too was corrupted.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:53 PM

Those redirects could be the result of an infection on your computer.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

An infection was never found and the changing of the DNS caused them to no longer happen. Maybe the computer is infected, but I've scanned it with so many things so far that if it is infected it is very hard to find.


What all secure DNS options are there?


And I must admit that these constant hour glasses I'm getting are a bit odd.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:38 PM

What you're describing seems more like malware than corrupted DNS servers. I would suggest:

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:36 PM

Okay, but what are some secure DNS's?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:42 PM

I have no idea, as I use my ISP's default DNS servers. I've never had an issue that required a change.

Maybe someone else has an idea?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:54 PM

Google DNS is good, OpenDNS is good, but you should perform the steps as outlined by Animal.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:27 PM

No experience with Comodo but here's a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic257103.html

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:23 AM

First of all, I hate to sound repetitive, but the first thing you should do is follow the instructions given by Animal.


I personally use DynDNS. Here is a link from a previous topic that has some information about it.


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic403591.html/page__p__2290919__fromsearch__1#entry2290919




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