What is DNS?
DNS is an address book for the internet where the digital “home” address is shown for each site. For example, yandex.com “lives” at the address 188.8.131.52.
Each time you go to a webpage, the browser looks for its address in the DNS system. The faster the nearest DNS server to you works, the faster the site opens.
- Protection from viruses and fraudsters
Safety for children
Quick and reliable DNS
Without adult content
How Yandex.DNS works
Yandex has over 80 DNS servers located in different cities and countries. Each user’s queries are processed by the server closest to him/her, that’s why sites open faster with Yandex.DNS in “Basic” mode.
Protection from dangerous sites
Some websites on the internet contain malware that is capable of infecting your computer with a virus. Sometimes viruses can be located even on a checked site. Other pages are created by hackers and steal passwords and personal information or take money from telephone accounts. When attempting to open a site in “Safe” and “Family” modes, Yandex.DNS will block the download of any information from it and warn the user. Yandex uses its own anti-virus software that checks sites for malware. Yandex.DNS uses its own anti-virus software operating on Yandex algorithms, as well as signature technology by Sophos.
Protection from “adult” content
Many users want to protect themselves and their children from adult sites. Yandex’s family search algorithms can detect erotica and porn. When opening a porn site on a computer or in a network with Yandex.DNS in “Family” mode, the user will only see a closure.
Protection from bots
Nowadays attackers are able to create entire networks from other computers, using them to do such things like attack servers, steal passwords and send spam. The user is usually not aware that their computer is part of such a network, as a bot program doesn’t reveal itself. Bots attempt to connect to special control servers in order to get instructions. Yandex.DNS in “Safe” and “Family” mode blocks attempts to connect with such servers. So even if your computer is infected, the attackers will not be able to control it. Data on existing botnets and control servers is provided by Virus Tracker.
Yandex.DNS can be used in a home network or on individual devices:
Find the DNS settings in the router’s control panel.
- Go to the control panel by following the link 192.168.1.1 * on the computer that’s connected to the router.
- Enter your username and password. By default, most routers have the username admin and the password admin, 1234 or doesn’t require a password at all. You can verify this information in the router’s instructions or on the manufacturer’s site
- Find the DNS settings in the router’s control panel.
- Write the addresses of the Yandex.DNS mode that you selected as the Primary and Secondary DNS servers and save the changes.
- This address varies in some routers. You can find exact information in the instructions or on the manufacturer’s site.
Open the panel Charms bar by moving the mouse to the right part of the screen and select Settings.
1.Open the panel Charms bar by moving the mouse to the right part of the screen and select Settings
4.Select Change adapter settings.
9.Enter the Yandex.DNS address that you selected in the field Preferred DNS server and Alternative DNS server and save changes.