FoolDNS - anyone using it?

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    With ClearCloud stand alone heading off to the glue factory I am looking for a new DNS service. While searching for a DNS service that blocks ads and malware sites I stumbled across FoolDNS as it claims to do both. I'm not sure of the service's overall reliability or effectiveness at blocking ads and malware sites but I'm hoping to get some feedback from others who may be using their service.

    thanks

    http://www.fooldns.com/fooldns-community/english-version/

     
  2. lordraiden

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    You can use peerblock for the same purpose.
    I have never heard about this DNS service, and as always your ISP DNS are the fastest ones on most of cases.
     
  3. kupo

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    Well, it does block ads and malware sites. But I change it again to my ISP. :D
     
  4. acr1965

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    why did you quit using fooldns? was there any issue or problems?
     
  5. acr1965

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    I tried peerblock and did not really like it...I'll mess around with a few dns services and see if I like any of them before going back to the one of my isp.
     
  6. funkydude

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    Who/what powers their malware list to make it effective?

    How does whitelisting specific pages work when DNS only works at the domain level? It will result in half broken webpages.
     
  7. kupo

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    Because some IPs that my ISP gives me doesn't want me changing dns, I don't know what's happening, so I just use the default, I think it's using malwaredomainlist, since every link I tried there is blocked :D
     
  8. Boyfriend

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    FoolDNS is fooling users in name of security (malware site blocking?) and privacy (ad/tracking protection?)
     
  9. Spooony

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    When ClearCloud will be discontinued,
    Norton DNS will be the ONLY FREE DNS
    offering reliable Malware Protection.
    (For the time being...)
     
  11. kupo

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    What about comodo dns?
     
  12. Spooony

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    How can Norton Dns be the only one that offers free when Open Dns uses PhishTank?
     
  13. clayieee

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    but the phishtank is not for free isnt it?
     
  14. funkydude

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    PhishTank blocks Phishing not malware.
     
  15. Konata Izumi

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    Indeed.
     
  16. Spooony

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    yes it is. Its what WOT uses. But I see the difference between the two and what was meant by the statement. Norton uses their databases and research and their are a major player in the enterprise business.
     
  17. Spooony

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    Correct my mistake thought you said malicious sites.
     
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