Symantec's Free DNS Service Blocks Malware

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 7, 2010


Symantec's Norton DNS is a free beta service that uses a special name server to block known malware and phishing websites. As mentioned in this report on The H Security, Symantec manager Dan Nadir, said that the service will continue to be made available free of charge after the beta phase is completed.


The free DNS service uses a special name server to block known malware and phishing websites.

"Symantec's Norton DNS is a free DNS service which uses a special name server to block known malware and phishing websites. It's currently still in beta, but users can already put it to the test. To use Norton DNS, go to network settings and replace your current DNS addresses with the Norton DNS IP addresses (198.153.192.1 and 198.153.194.1).

"For less-hardened Mac OS X and Windows users, step-by-step instructions can be found on the Norton DNS homepage. A wizard which will make the requisite changes automatically should be available shortly. The Norton DNS IP address can, of course, also be entered in a router or gateway so that all (DHCP) clients connected to that device use the service automatically."

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