The noted security vendor Symantec has launched a new Public DNS service, called Norton DNS, which aims to stop malware URLs and Websites opening in your browser. You have to configure the Norton DNS server settings in your Network connections, and then every URL requested by your computer browser is filtered to check it it leads to a URL known for infecting user computers or not.
If the URL or website is found bad, then the access to the website is stopped and user is shown a warning page. This is similar to the other open DNS services like Google DNS and OpenDNS.
How to Configure Norton DNS on my Computer
Following are the steps you need to take for configuring Norton DNS to stop Malware URLs opening in your computer.
- Open the Control Panel from your Start menu.
- Click Network Connections and choose your current connection.
- On the General tab of the Connection Status screen, click Properties.
- On the General tab of Connection Properties, scroll down and select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.
- On the General tab of Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties, select Use the following DNS server addresses, then enter the two NortonDNS IP addresses 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
- Click OK until each window is closed. You are now using NortonDNS.
Since this service is coming from a reputed security vendor respected all over the world, and is regularly updated, you can use this safely. The service is presently in BETA stage and is completely free to use a present.
It is part of the Norton’s latest Norton Anywhere approach, which abandons the traditional PC-centric model and takes a more holistic approach to delivering security across all Internet-enabled devices.
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