The Open DNS Family Shield settings are optimized by the Open DNS team to maximize coverage of all the nasty things that you might come across on the Internet.
They keep these settings up-to-date and the filters are ever-changing, so you don’t have to worry about maintaining anything.
You redirect your Internet data through the Open DNS servers and they will block all of the bad stuff for you.
The original Open DNS, which is free for personal use, allows you to customize a number of settings so that you can personalize your filtering needs.
Often Internet filters are geared towards blocking X-rated sites, but Family Shield does more than that.
Scam sites, malware-installing sites, and shock sites are all blocked here.
Think of all the nasty websites out there that are just waiting to make your life miserable – phishing sites, malware and spyware, prank sites, screamer Flash videos, etc.Since the filters are kept up-to-date, your chances of stumbling across an identity-stealing fraudulent website are quite slim.