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For most users, the so-called casual, average ones, the DNS server address is just another parameter of their network settings and they have no reasons to care too much about it, especially since most of the time it's also assigned automatically. But for network admins, advanced users and professionals, the users that care for their privacy and security, and those people that travel a lot and need to change network profiles on a frequent basis, having to be in control of the DNS server address setting is not an uncommon thing at all.
ChrisPC DNS Switch is a neat, handy and efficient application that enables you to quickly and easily change the DNS settings of your computer. It comes with a straightforward interface that can be used with ease even by beginners. Anyway, this doesn't mean it lacks features. On the contrary, it's quite comprehensive, especially if we take into consideration the paid Pro edition. It comes with a database of predefined DNS addresses which can be used for various purposes, neatly organized into categories, and it also allows adding new ones to these lists. The lists include popular DNS addresses like OpenDNS, Google Public DNS, Comodo Secure DNS, and so on. Furthermore, it allows toggling among multiple pre-stored DNS profiles in a really simple manner, which is particularly useful on laptops where multiple connections are used.
The latest versions of ChrisPC DNS Switch include a cool new feature that lets you benchmark DNS addresses and find their ping when checked from your computer, which helps you determine the fastest ones.
To sum it all up, ChrisPC DNS Switch is a really handy tool when it comes to quickly changing and controlling the DNS server address of your computer.
- Enables using anonymous DNS addresses
- Offers an automatic DNS cache flush
- It comes with a database of preset DNS addresses
- Includes a DNS benchmarking function
- The interface cannot be customized
- The free version displays popup ads