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Windows 7: Do I Need DNS Client Service.

10 Sep 2010   #1
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Do I Need DNS Client Service.

Do I Need DNS Client Service.
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

I did all the above and now have no ads. But will disabling the DNS Client Service Do anything?


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10 Sep 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenNerd View Post
Do I Need DNS Client Service.
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

I did all the above and now have no ads. But will disabling the DNS Client Service Do anything?
While stopping DNS client may offer a small additional measure of security it isnt worth it. You make every single web page search through the hosts file and you cant use a whole host of services

Why do you think you need to? You have a antivirus, a firewall, a malware app, and if you run firefox you have ad block, no script etc


What do you really want to do?


Ken
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10 Sep 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I had forgotten I used .host files to quickly resolve DNS addresses on Solaris Sparcstations. Wow. Back when addresses were few and resolving addresses took a little bit longer.

I have all that Ken mentioned. You have to know when to say when. I would not disable DNS.
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10 Sep 2010   #4
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Unless you have every website you will ever visit in your hosts file or know the IP Address of every website off the top of your head or have it stored somehwere, there really wouldn't be a benifit to doing this. If blocking ads is your goal, an AdBlocker would do better.

I know Firefox and Chrome have AdBlock Plus. Internet Explorer has Simple Adblock: http://simple-adblock.com/
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10 Sep 2010   #5
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ok so I turned DNS back on, thanks for the info on that. My main goal here is to block ads. I have used adblock for chrome before but the browser goes much slower loading pages with the extension installed. With the host file chrome is super responsive again and does not slow down.
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