Ending account and uninstalling addons/ service

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    rotblitz

    Removing the OpenDNS resolver addresses from your configuration (computers or routers or internal DNS servers) is the only action you have to take, and this already fully stops using the service. To take effect immediatley, you need to flush both, your local resolver cache and your browser cache, too.

    The only other thing you may consider is to uninstall the Updater. Changes to your settings in your account at the OpenDNS website however are totally irrelevant to stop using the service. You simply don't need an "unregister" button there.

    If you still seem to use OpenDNS, then you still have configured their resolver addresses somewhere. Remove or replace them.

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    AmazinGrace15

    I need step by step instructions on how to remove OpenDNS from my computer and router.  I am not sure how to do what you stated in your comment/answer.  Please post instructions.  Thank you.

     

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    mattwilson9090

    It is impossible to give step by step directions without knowing what operating system is on the computer and other devices you might be using and on the type of router or routers you have.

    Generally speaking, on a computer you either receive your IP address and IP related settings via DHCP or they are assigned statically. If via DHCP you don't need to do anything on the computers themselves. If assigned statically you need to go wherever IPv4 settings are assigned and either change back to DHCP or change the DNS servers you are using from OpenDNS to whatever you want to use.

    On the router itself you need to look for all areas where DNS servers are set and change them to whatever you want them to be. That could be in LAN and WAN settings for the router itself, as well as DHCP settings. It could even be in WiFi or VPN settings depending on what kind of router you are using and how it is configured.

    If you have the Updater software installed on your computer or other device you'll need to uninstall that just like any other software. You might have DNSCrypt software installed so you'd need to remove that as well. It's possible that your router is configured to do the equivalent of the Updater or DSNCrypt software so you'd need to change, disable, or remove those settings as well. Generally speaking there should only be one device with the updater software installed and running, but depending on who set things up it might be in multiple places.

     

    Depending on the operating system on your computers, other devices and routers there are various commands or steps to flush the resolver cache. Usually to flush the resolver cache it's easiest just to do a reboot. Exactly how you flush the browser cache varies by the browser, but you'll generally find it by looking in "options" or "settings" for your specific browser.

    As a general rule, if you find the instructions for setting up these things on your computer and other devices, by following the directions in reverse you can disable or remove them.

     

    If any of this is beyond your technical ability or knowledge your best option is to find a friend or family member who can do it for you, or pay some sort of IT service provider to do it. Unless you have a very bizarre setup or don't know any of the necessary passwords to access the devices I could probably do it for you in an hour or less, but I'd need to physically be there to do what is needed.

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