Router setup fails to block Windows 10 Laptop

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    You did everything well, and your command outputs look fine if you posted from the laptop where it does not work.

    It looks like your browser or a browser extension ignores your system settings and uses its own way of DNS handling.  I suggest disabling the offending component, so that you can use OpenDNS.

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    ghoomar

    I thought so - that is why I first tested the behavior across all the 3 browsers I have (Chrome / IE / Edge) and got the same result. 

    I can believe Chrome may have an extension but there is nothing added to Edge or IE... 

     

    Anything else I can look at? 

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    rotblitz

    You could run a test like https://www.dnsleaktest.com/ to see what DNS service your browser is actually using.

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    ghoomar

    Ok so I ran the test and found this: 

    208.67.216.19  m9.sea.opendns.com.                  Cisco OpenDNS, LLC New York, United States
    208.67.216.21  m11.sea.opendns.com.                Cisco OpenDNS, LLC New York, United States
    208.67.216.31  m21.sea.opendns.com.                Cisco OpenDNS, LLC New York, United States
    208.67.216.36  m25.sea.opendns.com.                Cisco OpenDNS, LLC New York, United States
    208.67.216.61  m29.sea.opendns.com.                Cisco OpenDNS, LLC New York, United States
    208.67.216.66  m33.sea.opendns.com.                Cisco OpenDNS, LLC New York, United States
    208.67.216.71  m37.sea.opendns.com.                Cisco OpenDNS, LLC New York, United States
    208.67.216.76  m41.sea.opendns.com.                Cisco OpenDNS, LLC New York, United States
    208.67.216.81  m45.sea.opendns.com.                Cisco OpenDNS, LLC New York, United States
    208.67.216.86  m49.sea.opendns.com.                Cisco OpenDNS, LLC New York, United States
    66.115.149.2    br1-atl5.vl255.nationalnet.com.    Total Server Solutions L.L.C. Seattle, United States
    172.98.86.135  None                                            Total Server Solutions L.L.C. United States

    I am guessing the last two entries are the ones causing the problem - but how do i get rid of them? 

    Given that only my Windows 10 PC is impacted and not any other device (Android Tablet / iPad / Chromebook) this is something on my PC itself. - But the DNS do not show up in any settings any where. 

     

     

     

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    ghoomar (Edited )

    I found it!  -- It was "AVG Internet Security's "  "Fake Website Shield" Protection feature (hidden under "Full Protection" in Settings). Once I turned it Off - it started working.  

     

    But now the questions is

    * Is this a safe thing to do? 

    * Am I going to be "less secure" because I have turned this feature off? 

     

     

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    Excellent! This is a known conflict with AVG and Avast. And disabling this is the only way to use OpenDNS. You have the choice for either OpenDNS or the AVG feature.  I do not know what of the two services offer better protection.

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