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    rotblitz

    Maybe related to Conficker? http://conficker.more.net/

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    mickeychick

    Okay I ran several types of software including Microsoft that scans specifically for Conficker and nothing comes up. Not even spyware on my comp, however,

    we just bought 2 Nexus 4's which are connected to our wifi. Not sure what is going on with those strange letters.

    Another question I have is, I have the free opendns configured on my router and then purchased the protection and did not remove the numbers from my router.

    Should I do that? Should I reset my router and just use the opendns that I pay for?

    I am asking because I thought I read something about confusing opendns.

    Thank you again

     

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    rotblitz

    What exact "protection" did you buy? Is this from OpenDNS?

    No matter what you bought, the OpenDNS resolver addresses are always the same, and if you remove/replace them, OpenDNS  doesn't normally work anymore at all. This would be the method to generally disable OpenDNS use.

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    mickeychick

    Home VIP

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    rotblitz

    Then, if you remove the OpenDNS resolver addresses, it doesn't work any longer. This is not the difference between the free and VIP version.

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    mickeychick

    Yes from opendns.com bought the package so I can monitor websites and block sites at my choice. However before I did that I configured my router with the

    208.67.222.123

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    mickeychick

    okay I get it. Thank you so much

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    rotblitz

    Yes, this is the same, for Home Free and Home VIP. VIP just has more whistles and bells, that's it. From a technical perspective they work the same.

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    mickeychick

    So basically leave it on my router then?

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    rotblitz

    Ah, you configured FamilyShield with predefined content filtering before. You didn't have to do, You could have used Home Basic where the differences to Home VIP are minimal.

    You may now consider to use the other OpenDNS addresses instead: 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220, 208.67.222.220, 208.67.220.222.

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    mickeychick

    use all of them?

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    rotblitz

    As many as you have DNS entry fields on the router. All DNS server fields should be filled with OpenDNS resolver addresses.

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    mickeychick

    thank you so much rotblitz!!

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    mickeychick

    Ok so I reset the router and added all of those numbers and it doesn't block anything now

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    mickeychick

    so how do I fix this

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    mickeychick

    basically how do I configure the one I paid for

     

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    mickeychick

    flushed the cache and it is working again.

    Thank you

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    rotblitz

    "Ok so I reset the router and added all of those numbers and it doesn't block anything now"

    Did you have to reset the router to add the resolver addresses? Weird!

    "basically how do I configure the one I paid for"

    You go to your dashboard and navigate through the options to configure your settings: https://dashboard.opendns.com/

    "flushed the cache and it is working again."

    Yes, this is important after each settings change.

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    jedisct1

    This is just Google Chrome. It sends a query for domain names with 10 random characters at startup time in order to detect resolvers changing responses for nonexistent domains.

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    mickeychick

    Thank You jedi. I had a suspicion it was Chrome.

    Appreciate your help.

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    rotblitz

    Ah yes, jedisct1, I recall you posted this already in the old forum. I was searching for it, but couldn't locate it. Now I found it.

    http://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=16693#Item_4

    http://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=13675

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    kg8

    Hi, it's: "URLs", for plural. What you've written, "URL's", means: "belonging to the URL". Just btw. ;-)

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    mickeychick

    Actually it is the add ons on Chrome

     

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