Posts under DNS tag.

Check DNS Hijacking

Who Is My DNS website lets you check DNS Hijacking online

DNS Hijacking is a major issue in the connected world. Every unique instance you type an address into your address bar your internet connected device makes a request to a DNS server to get the actual Internet Address (IP). The more […]

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What is a DNS Hijacking attack & how to prevent it

DNS is important in resolving the URLs you enter into the address bar of your browser. A lot of work goes into Domain Name Resolution. It is a sort of recursive operation that helps your browser get the IP address […]

F-Secure Router Checker

F-Secure Router Checker checks for DNS hijacking

F-Secure Router Checker is an online tool, that will scan your computer and check if your DNS settings or Router have been hijacked or compromised. When you type www.thewindowsclub.com in your browsers address bar, your computer looks up the IP […]

DNS Cache Poisoning and Spoofing

DNS Cache Poisoning and Spoofing

DNS stands for Domain Name System, and this helps a browser in figuring out the IP address of a website so that it can load it on your computer. DNS cache is a file on your or your ISP’s computer […]

DNSCrypt: Encrypt Data from Computer to DNS

In the past few months, we have written a couple of articles related to Internet Privacy. We talked of how DNS works, free VPNs such as SpotFlux, NeoRouter, CyberGhost VPN, etc, as well as private browsers that hide your identity, such […]

OpenDNS adds more Security, by removing OpenDNS Guide Ads

OpenDNS is used by almost 50 million users to secure their browsing, to avoid malicious websites. Other than that, OpenDNS also provides parental controls and a faster DNS resolution – adding to your browsing experience. I can’t recall its name […]

ChrisPC DNS Switch lets you quickly change DNS Server

DNS (Domain Name System) connects your computer to the Internet server, acting as an essential link between the two. Your computer’s Internet connection is recognized by a default IP address, which is fetched directly from your Internet provider. Now what […]

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How to Flush Windows DNS Cache

Internet connection problems? DNS cache corrupted? Facing DNS issues or problems? Maybe you need to flush Windows DNS Cache. If your computer is finding it difficult to reach a certain web site or server, the problem may be due to […]

Angel DNS: Block unsafe websites & inappropriate content

If your child uses his computer for visiting sites, which you may not otherwise want him or her to be visiting, it’s the time to start checking upon his online activities.  The Internet is a vast, uncensored and sometimes unfriendly place. And so as a […]

DNS Server is not responding on Windows 10/8/7

When you try to connect to the Internet, the connection might fail when we run the Troubleshooter, and you might get this error: The device or resource (DNS server) is not responding. The exact error would be: You computer appears […]

Understanding DNS Lookup: A 101 Guide To DNS

Ever heard about the term “DNS” when using the Internet? DNS stands for Domain Name System. Before we go ahead and talk about what is DNS and how DNS lookup works, let us understand what the D in the DNS […]

Review Of OpenDNS – Free DNS With Parental Controls

In this age of malware attacks and phishing attempts, you need more security than simply an antivirus and a firewall. In our attempt to find out good software that counter malware attacks and provide better privacy on the Internet, we […]

Manage web browsing speed by changing DNS settings

DNS or Domain Name System, helps resolve the name of any web address. When you type a domain name in your browsers address bar, say www.TheWindowsClub.com, your computer resolves this name into the IP address of the Internet server, where […]

Check if rogue DNSChanger has changed your DNS settings

Domain Name System or the DNS system is an Internet service that converts domain names into numerical Internet protocol (IP) addresses. These numerical IP addresses are used by computers to connect with each other. When you type a domain name […]

How to change DNS settings in Windows 10/8/7

Most are aware that Google Public DNS has been recently launched. If you wish, you can override the default DNS (Domain Name Server) settings on your computer so you can specify which DNS server is used, or which IP address […]