It’s called the Quad9 Domain Name System (DNS) service and it is designed to protect internet users from accessing sketchy websites that are known for spreading malware, stealing personal information and fraudulent activity.
Once set as your DNS service, every time you click on a web link, Quad9 will check the site against IBM-X-Force’s threat intelligence database of over 40 billion analyzed webpages and images.
HOW TO SET QUAD9 ON WINDOWS:
1. Pull up Network Connections by right-clicking on the Start menu.
2. Now click on “Change adapter options.” You’ll see your current network; right click and choose Properties.
3. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
4. On the Preferred DNS server field, type in 188.8.131.52, then click OK.
Mac users, don’t despair. Here are the steps to change your DNS settings on a MacOS:
HOW TO SET QUAD9 ON A MAC:
1. Open Settings, then select Network. Click on the Advanced button.
2. Next, go to the DNS tab.
3. Click the plus (+) sign on this tab, then type in 184.108.40.206.
4. Press OK and you’re set!
Note: You’ll need administrator rights to make these changes.
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