What are the strange sites in DNS display?

April 22, 2018 at 08:39:08
Specs: Windows 10
When DNS Display is shown, there are strange sites listed.
Examples:
w.likebtn.com
www.techsupportalert.com
cdn.globalsigncdn.com.cdn.cloudflare.net
lax-1-sync.go.sonobi.com
settings-win.data.microsoft.com
bttrack.com
sync.aralego.com

And others.


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#1
April 22, 2018 at 16:45:23
Are you having a problem with the comp?

Flush them if you are worried.


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#2
April 22, 2018 at 17:22:40
Could be adds banners sites.
If you visit e.g. newspaper sites adds banner will contact DNS for name resolution to display adds

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#3
April 23, 2018 at 04:05:38
@JohnW_I really can't say this was a valuable response. No, I am not having trouble with my computer. Where did you get that idea? Yes, I am well aware I can flush the DNS cache.

My question was pretty simple. I see these strange sites , ones I never visited and some it isn't possible to visit. I was hoping someone could explain where they come from and what they are.

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#4
April 23, 2018 at 04:08:50
@sluc - I suppose so. There just seem to be so many, and I know I have never purposely visited those sites. Anyway, thanks for the reply.

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#5
April 23, 2018 at 05:04:19
I have never looked at the DNS cache -- as far as I know --
and I don't know how to. (I'll Google it.) But addresses like
those you list are typical of the vast number of cookies that
are listed by CCleaner. Obviously most of the cookies are
connected with advertising. I have in the past put many of
these addresses into my hosts file. I may do that again.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
April 23, 2018 at 07:22:25
@Jeff Root - I tend to agree with you. It just seems somewhat underhanded to see web sites listed that a person never goes to. I have this feeling about the Internet and I sense we don't know all the stuff that goes on. That's why I posted in this thread my question on DNS Display.
By the way it is quite easy to read.
At the Command prompt type: ipconfig/dislay dns
To flush the DNS cache, type ipconfig/flushdns

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#7
April 23, 2018 at 07:50:44
See this:
https://www.quora.com/When-i-type-i...

[For others, the correct command is ipconfg /displaydns (space before forward slash and one word after it].

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
April 23, 2018 at 08:23:09
Thank youse!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#9
April 23, 2018 at 09:01:27
Did you bother to google any of them?

w.likebtn.com = Like Button
www.techsupportalert.com = Gizmo's Freeware

Most of the others are tracking sites. You're running Win10 so should expect to get spied on.

https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/mal...


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