I have been using Sun Belt Software Clear Cloud DNS for a few days as my Internet’s DNS server. A DNS server is like a phone book when you type in Google.com the DNS address translate the domain name into an IP address which consist of numbers and periods like 192.168.1.1 for your web browser to use to go to a specific website.
Clear Cloud DNS claims to block websites which host viruses and other dangerous programs by blocking the domain name of websites which host viruses, and improve the speed of your DNS look ups.
Clear Cloud DNS also blocks malware from sending your information to a 3rd-party if the DNS address is blocked.
Clear Cloud DNS’s Bad Website list is so good that it is used by government agencies and corporations to protect their computers.
Clear Cloud DNS is also pretty fast, so if your ISP’s DNS server is slow you can switch to Clear Cloud DNS for improve speed and added security.
The best part of using Clear Cloud DNS is it is free, and does not use any computer resources like CPU and RAM while blocking you from visiting bad websites which host viruses and malware.
Clear Cloud DNS works for all operating systems, and computers. I can even set up my router to use the Clear Cloud DNS address, so my Wi-Fi devices like laptops, portable game consoles, game consoles like PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii are all using Clear Cloud DNS as well.
I notice I encountered 2 false positive since using it, but it is very easy to report false-positive websites to Clear Cloud DNS to have them investigate your claim and it takes less then a day for SunBelt to unblock the website which was being falsely block. However, most sites I go to on a regular basis like Google, Yahoo, Youtube, Twitter, etc were not blocked.
I notice that I’m less likely to visit domain names which are misspelled like Yuotube since it is block by Clear Cloud DNS. Many misspelled and phishing websites contain malicious programs or trick people into clicking on dangerous links.
The DNS addresses for Clear Cloud DNS are:
Preferred DNS server: 188.8.131.52
Alternate DNS server: 184.108.40.206
If you want to learn how to change your DNS address for Windows 7, watch this video.
Visit clearclouddns.com/setup/windows or clearclouddns.com/setup/mac to download a program to change your DNS settings or change your DNS settings manually if you are using a different version of Windows like XP, or Vista.
Using Sunbelt’s Clear Cloud DNS with a good antivirus and firewall is a great way to protect your computer from viruses. Using Sunbelt Clear Cloud DNS is also good for finding out if any of your sites or your friends sites are being blocked by Clear Cloud DNS, so you can report a false positive claim.
Sun Belt is also the maker of the award winning Vipre AntiVirus + AntiSpyware which got over 200 positive reviews on Amazon.com.