I've been a long-time user of OpenDNS. The free service allows you to add customizable content filtering for all internet activity on your network and provides extremely fast DNS look-up results, making browsing faster. OpenDNS even tracks statistics on network activity and puts it in a handy dashboard. When I logged in to my OpenDNS Dashboard recently, I noticed an alert informing me that there was "Malware/Botnet Activity Detected" on my network. The Dashboard prompted me to check my stats so that I could supposedly track down whatever malware may or may not be active on my network.
Has anyone else seen malware/botnet activity detected in their OpenDNS network stats? For those of you who may have upgraded to a paid OpenDNS account, what is the benefit of upgrading? Does it provide sufficient information to track down any potential threats on your network, or is this just a scare tactic?