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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2010, 04:18:28 PM »
Yeah, I've never been able to get it to work either... I first tried it several months ago when someone was recommending it on this forum. (perhaps Toxteth again?) I get an empty space in my taskbar, which if I mouse-over it it says FastCache, but there is no icon or menus, so I can't actually set anything up. Another user at the time got the same results. I've tried it a few more times since then and still have no luck.

I got exactly the same result with FastCache both times I installed and ran it. What is the secret of getting the GUI to appear so that the program can be set up and run properly?



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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2010, 02:20:30 AM »
It appears there is something wrong with the program file or the installer. When I now install the program, the same problem occurs as some of you have experienced. That's odd, it didn't happen before.

For those willing to take the risk  ;), here is the working program file. Replace the messed up .exe file and Fastcache will work the way it should. It is the latest version (1.03), but I downloaded this several months ago, before the "installation problem".

« Last Edit: January 14, 2010, 02:25:02 AM by Toxteth O'Grady »

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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2010, 11:25:15 AM »
A very late update to this thread.  :)

Here is a program that uses three DNS servers (yes, three servers!) AND a local cache. And if that wasn't enough, it also has its own hosts file (like the one Windows uses, only better) that can be used for blocking ads and other nasties (optionally, of course).

http://mayakron.altervista.org/support/browse.php?path=Acrylic&name=Home
http://mayakron.altervista.org/support/browse.php?path=Acrylic&name=MoreAdvancedConfiguration


I hope this will be a good alternative for (the for some of you problematic) FastCache.



Some background info on the hosts option:
A technique still widely used for fighting ads on web pages is to fill the HOSTS file (which the Windows DNS Client uses as a static cache) with thousands of domain names which are known sources of ads. Unfortunately the Windows DNS Client does not handle a large HOSTS file very well. This limitation can be solved by a local DNS proxy which is capable of handling it in a more efficient way. With Acrylic you can expect responses within 1 millisecond on a P3-733mhz machine with a HOSTS file containing 100,000 domain names.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2010, 11:31:15 AM by Toxteth O'Grady »

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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2010, 07:00:10 PM »
Another option is to go for google's public DNS: http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/


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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2010, 10:21:48 PM »
Has anyone tried ClearCloud DNS (http://clearclouddns.com)? I was wondering how is compares to Comodo SecureDNS or OpenDNS. I did find a review here: http://qmark.co.cc/2010/08/clearcloud-dns-review/

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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2010, 10:40:36 PM »
Has anyone tried ClearCloud DNS (http://clearclouddns.com)? I was wondering how is compares to Comodo SecureDNS or OpenDNS. I did find a review here: http://qmark.co.cc/2010/08/clearcloud-dns-review/

clearcloud is different from comodo and opendns. clear cloud blocks known malicious dns servers. neither comodo or opendns do this. (yet, comodo is going to start an active dns idk when)

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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2010, 11:38:52 PM »
I think that will be in a week or two at most.
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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2010, 02:01:53 AM »
What is the privacy policy for Comodo DNS?

No logging would be perfect.   8)

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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2010, 03:43:03 AM »
Yes, indeed. Google's DNS is supposed to be fast, but I bet it stores everything and uses it.
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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2010, 04:30:15 AM »
clearcloud is different from comodo and opendns. clear cloud blocks known malicious dns servers. neither comodo or opendns do this. (yet, comodo is going to start an active dns idk when)

Melih states that the comodo DNS will start detecting malicious domains

Well as soon as they do, I will switch and use it....  ;D

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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2010, 03:26:16 PM »
Yep...we started blocking Malware domains today :)

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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2010, 03:38:56 PM »
Yep...we started blocking Malware domains today :)

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And Comodo Secure DNS tested out to be faster than Sunbelt's ClearCloud.  ;D

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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2011, 10:37:45 PM »
No more open DNS and CS DNS.
Try Norton DNS Service. More Fast and Secure.

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Re: OpenDNS vs Comodo Secure DNS
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2011, 02:04:09 AM »
BlacMoon- Are you kidding? Norton allowed my computer to get infected without putting up any kind of a defense and also allowed the Hosts File to be corrupted on 2 different occasions one of which led to the computer crashing. This abysmally poor job of protection cost me $50 and there is now absolutely no chance that I would ever trust the Norton DNS Service or any other service offered by Norton after they let my computer down on so many occasions.

Thanks to Melih for saving us from the clutches of those companies like Norton which provide pseudo-security while charging a fee to let our computers to become infected. I've been using Comodo for over 2 years now without one single infection on either of my computers and Comodo provided that excellent level of protection for free!

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