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Old 05. Jun 2011, 09:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Sorry no, I read it on gizmo's TSA site but Anupam has deleted the post.
Yes, there was a comment about it on the BF AV article, but there was no link. Also, the comment was out of place since it was posted in the AV article. AV article is not related to DNS services. Therefore, the comment was deleted.
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Old 05. Jun 2011, 12:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Two that I don't see on your list are Comodo Secure DNS and one called MailShell DNS
Thanks Deva. Hadn't found MailShell but I had Comodo in my review. I'd just neglected to put it in the server list.
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Old 06. Jun 2011, 12:01 AM   #23 (permalink)
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After slow responses and uncertain future, I have switched to Norton DNS and Comodo Secure DNS alternate.
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Old 07. Jun 2011, 02:16 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I switched last night to my ISPs DNS. Nortons speed during downloads
became ......suspicious. I miss CCloud.

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I wouldn't switch until I had to. "There's many a slip between the cup and lip" so the cut-off may not happen.

I remember using Outlook Express. Microsoft kept delaying the cut-off. I only changed when it became a security issue for me.
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Old 07. Jun 2011, 07:13 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I wouldn't switch until I had to. "There's many a slip between the cup and lip" so the cut-off may not happen.

I remember using Outlook Express. Microsoft kept delaying the cut-off. I only changed when it became a security issue for me.
Good point, and this is why I've held off removing it from my own articles yet. I remember the fiasco with PC Tools firewall that was also discontinued and then resurrected
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Old 07. Jun 2011, 03:17 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I wouldn't switch until I had to. "There's many a slip between the cup and lip" so the cut-off may not happen.

I remember using Outlook Express. Microsoft kept delaying the cut-off. I only changed when it became a security issue for me.
Good point but I ll keep my ISPs DNS for now, well see what happens
in the future.

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Old 07. Jun 2011, 03:33 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I wouldn't switch until I had to. "There's many a slip between the cup and lip" so the cut-off may not happen.

I remember using Outlook Express. Microsoft kept delaying the cut-off. I only changed when it became a security issue for me.
I wouldn't count on that...here's a quote from a similar thread I started at Wilders:

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Folks, I am the guy behind the termination of ClearCloud. I am the former CEO of Sunbelt and now the general manager of GFI's security division. So blame me if you're upset, not GFI. I also am the person behind the decision to discontinue the Sunbelt Personal Firewall and CounterSpy. There is a separate thread on this where I explain why I did this.

ClearCloud cost an arm and a leg to keep going and during the beta, I was never able to figure out how to monetize it. I didn't want to do redirects to a high-paying search engine (instead, I did fairly soft redirects to Google on nxdomains), and any other model, like a heavy ad model or a toolbar, would have just made it uninteresting for customers and for me.

Someone made the comment that this costs a lot to run. It does. Norton DNS is a probably a fine solution and you should look at using that. Whatever service you use, go to a site like malwaredomainlist.com (in a virtual machine as you can get infected) and make sure it's blocking the malware sites on that page. Not all DNS services may do the job of blocking malware.

The practical reality is that DNS has its limitations. It will probably get about 70%-80% of malicious sites, as it can only work on the domain level, not the URI/URL level (which is what you need a web filter for). Don't rely on a DNS product as your total protection against malware and phishing sites.

It was a grand experiment, and I'm sorry if I've inconvenienced anyone. I am now looking to repurpose the ClearCloud infrastructure into something else that we can use.

I've seen some comments about GFI's acquisition of GFI. Let me state for the record, as the guy who ran Sunbelt for eight years, that GFI has been a great partner, and they have given me the resources to continue to build great technologies and products. Our development staff has grown significantly, and as a company with deep pockets, they have expended great amounts of capital resources to continue to grow the business.

Email me off-line directly anytime if you're ever concerned. I don't post often on forums, but I do lurk and I do get the feedback.

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I wouldn't count on that...here's a quote from a similar thread I started at Wilders:
Shame- thanks for the info. Looks pretty final then
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Old 08. Jun 2011, 02:27 AM   #30 (permalink)
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On post #24, I wrote "speed during downloads became ......suspicious".
Somebody on another forum said that, speed during downloads don't
get affected by the DNS service that we are using.
MC, blues, Remah, anybody, do you guys know anything about that?

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