Boost Internet Browsing speed Via OpenDNS :)

When we type in a domain name such as www.sophos.com in browser then computer  resolve the address name into an IP address of the server to download the web page and supporting files. Windows uses a DNS (domain name system) server to lookup this information.  By default, Windows uses your ISP’s DNS server.  Depending on your provider, the performance of their DNS resolving server varies.  Some large national providers are known to provide unreliable and slow DNS servers.

The performance of the DNS we are using is one component that affects the speed of our Internet browsing.  Since each domain name we type in must be resolved into an IP address, the amount of time that takes will delay the loading of any web page.  Some users with overloaded ISP DNS servers can see delays in multiple seconds before web pages start to load.

Like mine , I'm using Spectra-net one of a sluggish kind , since I have no other options to chooose from. so when I was searching over Internet for applications which can  boost Internet browsing, then I come across this term OpenDNS.

OpenDNS provides free alternative DNS servers that anyone can use with any Internet provider.  Unlike many national Internet providers, OpenDNS’s DNS servers are very fast and reliable.   Using OpenDNS servers instead of your ISP servers will help you speed up your Internet browsing by cutting down on the delay between resolving a domain name and getting the IP address so your browser can start loading the web page faster.

How to Configure OpenDNS.

Follow the following simple step

   1. Click on the Start Button, click Run and then type in 

        "ncpa.cpl "
   2. Right click on your active network connection that you use 

       to connect to the Internet and select "Properties".

    3. On the Networking / General tab, select 
      Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) (version 4 on Win Vista and 7)
      and click over Properties.
 
   4. On the properties screen, enter the following DNS 

       server addresses  i.e 208.67.222.222 in the preferred DNS
       and 208.67.220.220 in the alternate DNS.
   5. Click OK twice.


Now Browse Internet and see the difference :)



P.S :  Hope this article over OpenDNS  will come to your rescue as

        its ISP independent. Cheers !!!
        Your comments over this are most welcome.
      

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A Refrence to Clean Downloading

If you frequently download files from websites then you need to be more careful when downloading, you can face many bad situations when downloading a file.

For example, there are a lot of files out there that are fake, you could be downloading an application then it turns out it's just an archive with some wallpapers in it, or even worse, malicious files.

So before you surf the net check your Anti-virus solution is uptodate or not , else update it and do integrate it with the download appication so that if the download have malacious code binded will be removed.
Have a look at this A-Z on the security threats info in pdf from SOPHOS , i.e

To avoid the hassle of downloading something that you did not want, base your downloads from websites that have "comments" or "reviews by users", this way you'll know what you're downloading is what you want if all comments are positive.

Thankfully, there are users out there dedicated to find fake files and report them or leave their comments in the website to help other users.

Try to not download anything that sounds or looks "cool", do some research first, Google is your friend, just search for the name of the file you're downloading to find more information about it, after you're done researching and you still feel that you need the file, then go ahead and download it.

Be careful of misleading downloads, there are some websites that offer "mirrors" or "fast download links", most of the time they are real files and the poster is really offering more options for the user.

There are some applications like torrentz which uses p2p technolgy , means your are downloading as well sharing it at the same time, but now virus writers has actaully makes way to connect your machine to the world of botnets , where your machine will be controlled by a remote host.
so use of Download managers to download file is the best way to be more secure.

However, there are some people that take advantage of that and use misleading links, when you click them it might redirect you to a website that asks you for your credit card information or to pay a certain membership fee.

If you're willing to pay for what you want to download then go to the original source, for example, if you want to buy "Winamp", don't buy it from a third party website, go to their official website and buy it, this way you're making sure what you're downloading is real, and your money is not being wasted on fake or bad files.

Hope the above post help you to know whats actaully cooking over the internet, and some insight of the security sphere.



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Thanks God

Thank God for you good friend of mine
Seldom is friendship such as thine
How very much I wish to be
As helpful as you’ve been to me.

When I recall from time to time
How you inspired this heart of mine,
I find myself inclined to pray,
God bless my friend this very day.

So often at the throne of grace,
There comes a picture of your face.
And, then, instinctively, I pray
That God may guide you all the way.

Some day, I hope with you to stand
Before the throne, at God’s right hand
And say to you at journey’s end:
Praise God, you’ve been to me a friend!

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Holi @ its best


On 1st March , I had a great time @ my sister place.It has been quite a long time since I visited my sister's place.
Since I don't wants to be alone this festival season ,So I decided to goto my Sister place.

And there I always had a grand welcome , and @ festival season it gets to other dimentions , but @ holi it was my 1st @ my sister's place so was special.

Some pics I took ...below here you goes---->> ,




 



P.S : The Above pics are shot from my cell camera , 
         so are not so with  much clarity , I 'm thinking to buy one
       good digital camera , plz tell me whats the best one .. 
       thanks .. not much costly withing affordable range.


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