ChrisPC DNS Switch
A easy-to-us DNS switcher for your PC or Laptop
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
32 and 64 bit computers
Download size is approx. 1 MB
If you set up your Internet to automatically assign a DNS (Doman Name Service) – and most of you do – then you’re allowing your ISP to control what you can view online, what sites you can visit, and so on.
When you allow your ISP to control what you can view online, you are allowing someone to control your connection. When you allow someone to control your connection, you may find certain sites are slower than they should be or they’re blocked.
When certain sites are slower than they should be or blocked, you get angry.
When you get angry you eat too much comfort food. When you eat too much comfort food, you get fat.
When you get fat, you have to go on a diet. When you go on a diet, you have to eat lettuce.
When you eat lettuce you get depressed and grumpy. When you get grumpy, no one likes you.
When no one likes you, you have no friends.
When you have no friends you have no one to go bowling with. If you have no one to go bowling with, you have to bowl alone.
Don’t bowl alone – take control of your DNS.
How do you take control of your DNS? Well you can do it the hard way by digging into your network adapter settings, flushing your DNS cache and stuff like that, or you can do it the easy way (our way) by using our freeware pick called ChrisPC DNS Switch (I don’t know why he calls it that, EB! Stop picking on me!)
We’d tell you what it is and what it does, but the author of this program is more verbose than TC (really!) so we will let him tell you — in a moment. But first we have some caveats (NO! EB, not Dick Caveat, the talk show host!).
ChisPC DNS Switch has a clean installer (tested on 2/21/2014). There is no malware bundled with it — at least as of the date we tested it. HOWEVER, when you install the program, you will be taken to a page for another one of this author’s programs — a video downloader — which is not free from malware. If you download anything else from this guy, you do so at your own risk. We are only recommending one of his programs and that is ChrisPC DNS Switch…OK? Great. Now we’ll introduce you to the man who is more verbose than TC, which is saying a lot. Here he is, Mr. ChrisPC in all his verbal glory:
Did you wonder how your computer and browser connects to a specific server on the Internet only by giving it a human readable address, like www.google.com? There is an important link in the chain of connectivity between your computer/table/laptop/smartphone and servers on the net which is called DNS: Domain Name System.
By default the IP address of the DNS server used by your connection is set most of the time automatically by your computer, which queries this data directly from your Internet provider.
ChrisPC DNS Switch continues the series of connectivity tools that are useful for a safe and anonymous Internet browsing. This tool makes DNS change more easy and faster giving you a series of options like choosing from preset groups of DNS servers the one that fits your browsing habits.
ChrisPC DNS Switch provides you a simple but effective graphic user interface to select the network adapter/card and change its corresponding DNS with the selected DNS from the preset lists or with a custom DNS. Features are diverse and give you the possibility to maintain your DNS database.
The software will make your life easier: You may want to protect your anonymity in which case you can select a server from the Anonymous DNS preset group list. Or you may choose to use Secure DNS servers that filter out websites that are potential threats to your PC (avoiding viruses, malware, trojans etc).
Furthermore with your children browsing the internet you might choose to switch to a Family Safe DNS server to steer clear of harmful websites like adult ones, or those that encourage violence, drugs and/or indecent behavior. In the end it might be that you just want a faster DNS than the one your internet provider has, in which case you might use one of the Regular DNS preset group or one from your Custom DNS group.
By having all these preset groups of servers in its DNS database, ChrisPC DNS Switch offers you the freedom to conveniently manage your DNS settings for all the network adapters belonging to your PC/laptop running Windows.
Being a completely free software for non-commercial use, ChrisPC DNS Switch is one of the best options on the market today to handle DNS management for those who care about their connectivity settings and are not satisfied with their default DNS server connection settings.
Therefore we invite you to go for it, download it from our page and start using it on a daily basis. You will be impressed!
ChrisPC DNS Switch has many key features like:
Change your computer DNS with just 1 click.
Set your favorite DNS or select one from the software’s DNS Database.
The DNS Database contains presets grouped by type: Regular DNS, Secure DNS, Family Safe DNS, Anonymous DNS and Custom DNS.
Protect your online experience by using a Secure DNS server that filters out websites that are potentially threats to your PC (avoiding viruses, malware, trojans etc.)
Block adult websites or those that encourage violence, drugs and/or indecent behavior by selecting a Family Safe DNS.
Improve your privacy while you surf the internet by using an Anonymous DNS.
Gain access to websites that are blocked or restricted in your country/area using a Regular or Anonymous DNS.
Saves your initial DNS settings so you can safely restore them back at any time.
Easy add and edit your own DNS address in the Custom DNS preset list.
Fast Switch your DNS from systray popup menu.
Launch software on Windows boot.
Minimize ChrisPC DNS Switch to systray.
What are the System Requirements ?
1000 MHz processor or higher, such as an Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon
Memory : more than 128 MB RAM
HDD Space : 10 MB
Software: Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP & Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003. 32-BIT/64-BIT ready
What exactly is DNS ?
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network.
Simplifying DNS mechanism one can say that DNS is an intelligent phonebook where network entities (computers, servers, printers etc) have a human readable name associated with their technical unique Internet address which is a sequence of numbers.
In the end, computers connect to each other on the network by their technical internet addresses called IPs: IP (v4) or IP (v6).
A DNS server has the capability to quickly serve the IP of the named computer/entity that is accessed from your PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone. Therefore it is necessary for the functioning of your Internet browser when using URLs (Uniformed Resource Locators) and also when you send emails, since you use email addresses (which are in human readable form). Hence DNS is vital for browsing on the Net.
OK keeping in mind our caveats, and remembering we are not recommending any of this guy’s other software, and that once you install it, a web page will open offering a “free” video download. It is full of malware, I tells ya! Don’t download it. On the other hand ChrisPC DNS Switcher is clean — free from malware as of 21 FEB 2014 — the day we tested it for the third time. We’ve been testing it for 2 weeks.
Above you can see the ChrisPC DNS Switch interface. You can select one of the preset DNS servers, or you can choose from a large list (see screenshot below).
Above – there are many DNS servers to choose from. Just click to pick.
In the screenshot above you can see how easy it is to switch your DNS or restore your ISP DNS.
So vest ChrisPC DNS Switch home page here — where you can read even more about it and /or download it too!