Ahhh...I see you guys already have been there & done that....I was so excited about it.
I read up on the links which you both kindly have supplied.
I was worried about my private personal info possibly being at risk And I am glad that is not factor.
What I noticed while using it and I still am and will keep on using is this http://www.donationc...17.msg30669#msg30669
There are no more "glitches" for me either.
I use both DU Meter & Cool Beans System Info Meters to monitor my incoming & outgoing connection speeds. I just recently switched my ISP to SBC Global & I forgone installing their unneeded connection software junk and have my PC set up to connect to SBC directly.
The past 2 weeks I encounter connection "glitches". Meaning about every 3-4 minutes both my meters & also my down/up-loaders show nothing for about a full minute of both incoming and outgoing connections. My PC isn't hesitating and is very responsive. When I had AOL I never encountered this glitch. When I connect right now to another ISP which is configured the sameway, I again experience no glitch.
Why I am experiencing these glitches solely with SBC I have no idea.
I think it's due to a combination of my firewall(Zone Alarm Pro Suite) and PeerGuardian 2 taking a battering.
What I do know is that for past 3 days since I've been using OpenDNS
with my SBC connection everything has been better. I get no more connection glitches, ZAPS is alot more quite than usual and PeerGuardian is only blocking a hand-full of IP's compared to what it used to. I have not yet been blocked from any site which I normally frequent and my bandwidth is a notch higher. Plus PoGo loads alot more better and a few others. I am also experiencing fewer disconnections.
The only Blocked Page I have run into is here http://www.internetbadguys.com/
and it is only a sample by OpenDNS to verify if it's set up correctly or not. So it does show you a page to inform you if the site you are attempting to view is indeed blocked.
The fix TYPOs thing & the possible Phishing site warning. I'm neither for nor against when it comes to myself. For you newbies out there I recommend you to keep the Phishing filter enabled. It offers you another layer of protection of which most Phishing protection APPs are bombarded today with keeping their lists fully updated now-a-days. Those of you with static IP's can also easily disable both features via OpenDns's website here http://www.opendns.com/faq/#change_prefs
So this isn't even a tangible complaint.
They clearly state that if an occasion should arise that an address can not either be found or resolved that you will indeed be directed to a search which will display advertisement. This is how they can keep their servers running and free for you & me.
I still have not encountered their search page. However when and if I ever do get to encounter this page, it sure won't upset me due the surfing smoothness I've gained. Besides that I am positive that ZAPS will happily block the ads that this page may contain & I'm sure many other ad blockers out there will too, for those who don't wish to seem them.
OpenDNS also boast that their web-caching abilities are better than a normal ISP's. This boast means absolutely nil to me.
To experience any increase in speed from any ISP's cache one has to surf with their ISP's provided browser & I never ever use those anyhow.
I have not run a ping test. I don't need to and I don't care. What I do know is my connection is now 100% smoother with fewer disconnections and my firewall protection is rattled way less often.
If I should ever run into any now unforeseen problem with OpenDNS in the near future I will definitely tell all about it.
If you haven't tried it I still think you should.