ApateDNS Alternatives

    ApateDNS is described as '™ is a tool for controlling DNS responses though an easy-to-use GUI. As a phony DNS server, ApateDNS spoofs DNS responses to a user-specified IP address by listening on UDP port 53 on the local machine. ApateDNS also automatically sets the local DNS to localhost' and is a DNS Resolver in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ApateDNS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is 1.1.1.1, which is free. Other great apps like ApateDNS are OpenDNS (Freemium), OpenNIC (Free, Open Source), Quad9 (Free) and Qustodio (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2021

    1. 1.1.1.1 from CloudFlare is the fast and private way to browse the Internet. It is a public DNS resolver, but unlike most DNS resolvers, 1.1.1.1 is not selling user data to advertisers. The implementation of 1.1.1.1 makes it the fastest resolver out there.
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    2. OpenDNS is the leading provider of security and infrastructure services that make the Internet safer through integrated Web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS.
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    3. OpenNIC is a user-owned and controlled alternate network information center/alternative DNS root which lists itself as an alternative to ICANN and its registries.
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    4. Quad9 is a free, recursive, anycast DNS platform that provides end users robust security protections, high-performance, and privacy.
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    5. Qustodio helps parents protect their kids online. See how they use the Internet, set healthy access limits, and protect against dangerous or inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and online predators.
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      Norton Online Family protects your kids from online predators by allowing you to understand what your kids are really doing online and spot potential dangers before they become problems
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    6. SafeDNS provides sophisticated cloud-based and software solutions for web content filtering which increase users' safety online by blocking botnets, malware and phishing resources, filter out most advertising and content users consider inappropriate.
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    7. e2guardian is an Open Source web content filter, It filters the actual content of pages based on many methods including phrase matching, request header and URL filtering, etc. It does not purely filter based on a banned list of sites.
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    8. Free to use public DNS servers which filter unwanted advertisements and malware.
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    9. FamilyShield, powered by OpenDNS, blocks adult websites from home computers for free, with no software to install.

      Discontinued

      Not a separate product anymore, it's now part of the OpenDNS offer.

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