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Old 30. Aug 2009, 03:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MidnightCowboy View Post
Less techie users (like me) might just be interested to know that using OpenDNS protects against phishing and botnets* in addition to permitting variable levels of content control. Parents/guardians might like this feature a lot!

*This includes protection against all current versions of the Conficker virus
I've used OpenDNS on and off for years - the last few years it really bogs down my connection when I use it either on the router or one computer. It could just be my neck of the woods.
In looking for alternatives I came across DNS Advantage and started using it. The speed increase over my ISP's DNS server is noticeable.
They don't have the protections against phishing etc. that OpenDNS has (at least as far as I can tell, I've never seen anything to indicate it does) but otherwise works great.
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