Posted by: EricC | November 4, 2010

Open DNS – An easy way to further secure your web browser

An easy way to further secure your web browser without conflicting with Antivirus firewalls is to set up what’s called Open DNS.  Open DNS is a free service used today by millions of users and organizations around the world.  Open office provides speedier browsing; blocks phishing attacks and will even correct typos that you type into your browser.

Open office is easy to set up:

Step 1— Hold down the windows key located to the left of the space bar on your keyboard and press the “r” key one time.

Step 2— Holding the windows key and pressing “r” will bring up the “run” box in the lower left corner of your screen.   Type in ncpa.cpl and click the ok button.

Step 3—Right click on the Local Area Connection Icon and click Properties.

Step 4—after clicking properties you will see the Local Area Connection Properties window.  Click the Internet Protocol  4 option one time so that it is highlighted and then click on the button labeled Properties.


Step 5– Now that Internet Properties is open, click on Use the following DNS server Address, That will allow you to manually type in the open DNS address.  Under Preferred DNS server type in and under Alternate DNS Server type Click ok to complete the setup.

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