Using 1.1.1.1 for families to block Malware and Adult content

Using 1.1.1.1 for families can quickly and easily improve your Internet browsing experience by blocking unwanted traffic, speeding up DNS resolution and keeping young ones safe from adult sites.

Two years ago Cloudflare announced 1.1.1.1, a secure, fast, privacy-first DNS resolver free for anyone to use. In those two years, 1.1.1.1 has grown beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Today, Cloudflare process more than 200 billion DNS requests per day making them second largest public DNS resolver in the world behind only Google.

1.1.1.1 for families

Introducing 1.1.1.1 for Families — the easiest way to add a layer of protection to your home network and protect it from malware and adult content. 1.1.1.1 for Families leverages Cloudflare’s global network to ensure that it is fast and secure around the world. And it includes the same strong privacy guarantees that Cloudflare committed to when we launched 1.1.1.1 two years ago. And, just like 1.1.1.1, Cloudflare are providing it for free and it’s for any home anywhere in the world.

1.1.1.1 for Families is easy to set up and install, requiring just changing two numbers in the settings of your home devices or network router: your primary DNS and your secondary DNS. Setting up 1.1.1.1 for Families usually takes less than a minute.

1.1.1.1 for Families has two default options: one that blocks malware and the other that blocks malware and adult content. You choose which setting you want depending on which IP address you configure.

Malware Blocking Only
Primary DNS: 1.1.1.2
Secondary DNS: 1.0.0.2

Malware and Adult Content
Primary DNS: 1.1.1.3
Secondary DNS: 1.0.0.3

For IPv6 use:

Malware Blocking Only
Primary DNS: 2606:4700:4700::1112
Secondary DNS: 2606:4700:4700::1002

Malware and Adult Content
Primary DNS: 2606:4700:4700::1113
Secondary DNS: 2606:4700:4700::1003

Using 1.1.1.1 for Families – Setup Instructions

IPv4

  • Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
  • Click on Network and Internet.
  • Click on Change Adapter Settings.
  • Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to.
  • Click Properties.
  • Select Internet Protocol Version 4.
  • Click Properties.
  • Remove any IP addresses that may be already listed and in their place add the following IP addresses:
    • 1.1.1.2
    • 1.0.0.2
  • Click OK.

IPv6

  • Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
  • Click on Network and Internet.
  • Click on Change Adapter Settings.
  • Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to.
  • Click Properties.
  • Select Internet Protocol Version 6.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
  • Remove any IP addresses that may be already listed and in their place add the following IP addresses:
    • 2606:4700:4700::1112
    • 2606:4700:4700::1002
  • Click OK.

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