Faster, Safer Internet with Free Norton DNS

by ‎11-08-2010 01:00 PM - edited ‎11-10-2010 03:12 PM

Today we’re sharing the exciting update that we’re taking Norton DNS for PC users out of beta. As you may recall, Norton DNS was launched in May as part of our Norton Everywhere announcement, which aims to take our consumer business beyond the PC. Since that launch, Norton DNS has gained more than 250,000 beta users from 112 different countries. These users have enjoyed a safer internet experience from the more than 1.4 million malware block pages per month that have been displayed when users encountered harmful websites.


Many people don’t know that they can change their DNS settings or what benefits such a change could provide so, we’ve made it really easy. Norton DNS provides a faster, safer and more reliable Internet experience that integrates basic Web security protection services like antiphishing, antimalware and anti-spyware via Norton site reputation filtering. It is available for any device where the DNS settings can be changed to point to a Norton DNS server (including Mac, PC, and Android) – and because it works independent of any web browser, all are supported.


For those who already have the Norton DNS beta PC client installed, an update notification will allow them to opt to update to the latest released client. Those who manually changed the PC/router DNS settings to use Norton DNS, no action is required. For new users, we’ve introduced an easy-to-use wizard that takes the guess work out of DNS set-up and allows you to switch your settings over in a few simple steps. We’ll walk you through those steps here:


Step 1:

Visit and select either the PC or Mac Norton DNS client to download to your computer’s desktop.




Step 2:

Once you’ve downloaded either the Windows or Mac client to your computer, double click the Norton DNS Icon and select “Run”.



Step 3:

Accept the Norton Licensing agreement and complete the wizard installation.




You are now running Norton DNS and will benefit from a faster, safer and more reliable Internet browsing experience! Please share your feedback in the comments below after trying it out, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.


by pehhawaiiisland on ‎11-16-2010 08:39 PM
Is this software ready to go, and is it out of BETA?.do I keep Norton 360v4?What do I do, just download and go with it? Thanks for any advice..........Paul
by pehhawaiiisland on ‎11-16-2010 08:44 PM
One more question, will this service be bundled with Norton 360 v5? I'm a newbie with this Norton DNS and I want to use it to surf more securely but I don't want something that is going to be trouble. Thanks for any info on this...Paul
by Norton Fighter on ‎11-16-2010 09:11 PM



To address your questions.


The DNS software is out of Beta.

You need to keep your Norton 360 V4 installed.

Norton DNS software is not, as far as I know, going to be "bundled" with Norton 360 V5. 

by pehhawaiiisland on ‎11-16-2010 10:18 PM
Thank you for the reply/information
by ghielhanx on ‎12-21-2010 07:41 PM

Thank you, it is really useful for me...

by DarwinExposed on ‎06-14-2011 08:42 AM

This was an extremely important feature to start implementing, and I think can help stop things like the redirect virus.

by on ‎07-06-2011 07:30 PM

Is this faster than OpenDNS?

by hock57 on ‎04-30-2012 09:14 AM

I am new to this...I'm not even sure what a lot of these terms mean...but I do have a question and hope it can be answered on this page.  I hear on the news about the DNS changer virus that could be infected on computers and that after July 2012 our internet could stop running.  The news station I listen to gives a link on their website to see if your computer is infected with this DNS changer.  Does Norton protect us from this changer or should I go to this link and check and see if my computer is infected?


by scolella on ‎04-30-2012 01:58 PM

I am not sure about  DNS and Norton but there was an article in the paper "The Californian" April 21, 2012 page A5 you can go to the papers web site too, on how to test you computer and the instructions on how to fix the computer.  It is from the FBI as well so there is a lind at


My concern is that bogus emails are being sent that claim to be from Norton, and no matter how many time I call to let them know they just want to charge me a fee to look in my computer.  Dah  it is their intellectual capital on the line and their customer belief factor that is at stake.  Oh well I am just deleting any email that comes from Norton from now on.


Good luck with DNS