The 8 best free DNS server applications


Domain Name System or simply DNS is a naming system for computer networks that use the IP protocol. DNS can and does assign names to IP addresses or other names on the Internet or other network and allows a server or service to be found on a server using a name. 

DNS is used to map IP addresses to names so that a network administrator can use names to communicate or simply remember machine names, locations, domain names, etc. 

Every time you go to a web page, the browser looks up its address in the DNS system. The faster the nearest DNS server is located, the faster the web page you visited opens it.

The use of the appropriate DNS is crucial for the performance and the overall speed of our Internet connection and not only since with the use of appropriate DNS addresses we can in addition to the speed to ensure the security of our network from malicious attacks and suspicious websites even enhancing anonymity. 



DNSBench is a small portable application (no installation required) that will search and show us the fastest ones. After downloading the app! we run it and wait a while for it to search and show us the results. It is important at the time of the test not to run any other application on the Internet and not to upload or download files so that the results are completely reliable. 

Once the measurement is finished, click on the Name Servers option where in the first row you will see the DNS of your connection and below a large number of different DNS Servers. Now press the Run Benchmark button and the program will start evaluating them. Wait a while until the measurement is finished and you will see a rating next to each DNS Server. It will show the fastest DNS in the first rows. 

Click on the Tabular Data button if you want to see the exact measurements for each DNS Server separately and click on Conclusion to see the application's observations and suggestions in the comments. If you find that the DNS Servers you are using have a higher response speed in simple words are slower, choose the first in the DNS ranking.

Chris PC DNS Switch


This time instead of some guide and procedures with which we will have to intervene manually to change the DNS settings on our network card we preferred a very simple and easy solution since we assumed that many of our readers probably do not have the necessary experience. 

The solution we chose is called ChrisPC DNS Switch and it does nothing more than what its name suggests, with one difference, we don't need to intervene anywhere and everything is done automatically with a few clicks. The application provides a simple, comprehensive and completely understandable menu, with the help of which you can choose the network card on which you wish to change the default DNS of your connection.

This way depending on what you choose you can protect your anonymity and privacy and in this case choose a server from a list of groups with a default Anonymous DNS or you can choose to use Secure DNS servers that filter websites which are potential threats to your computer (avoiding viruses, malware, trojans and malware). 

You can also increase the security of your connection especially when it is used by children by preventing them from linking to websites that may encourage violence, drugs and of course websites that have been labeled as pornographic. Finally you could simply select a faster DNS using any of the predefined DNS groups selected based on the above attributes.

I would recommend, if you are interested in speed, not to prefer this function since as we have already analyzed in our previous article the speed of a DNS Server is affected by many factors and while objectively a DNS Server can be very fast but it does not mean that applies to the whole world. So if you are only interested in this I would recommend you to read our previous article.

The free version of the program has the following options: 

  •  Quick DNS change. 
  • Change the DNS of your computer with just 1 click.
  • DNS database with 30+ DNS servers
  • Protect your browsing with secure DNS servers that filter out isotopes that pose a potential threat to your computer (virus, malware, trojans) and isotope blocking for minors.
  • Use Family Safe DNS to block isotopes or those that encourage violence, drugs, and misconduct.
  • Use anonymous DNS while surfing the Internet to protect your privacy.
  • Change and reset DNS settings.
  •  Add new custom DNS servers to the database 



DnsJumper is an excellent, free, portable application that will help us to this end. It automatically searches for and finds the best DNS IP for your area, it is portable, so no installation is required and all you have to do after downloading it is to run it, select first of all the network card that you connect to the internet by selecting from the field (Select network adapter), now click to find faster DNS and then click on the application button faster DNS, finally click on the button Application - Save DNS Server.

Dns angel


The application aims at simplicity since with just one click and without any other settings at all we will be able to protect our children and not only from unwanted content.

 How it works: All you have to do is download the application, unzip it and run the Angel icon, you do not need to do any installation and no settings at all, just click on one of the four available options, namely Norton connect Safe 1, Norton connect Safe 2, Open DNS Family, MetacertDNS, Yandex DNS after clicking on any of these options you will see a green heart appear in the program menu which means that your internet browsing is safer, now try to enter any porn site or phishing sites and generally malware websites and the program will automatically prevent it by notifying you. If you want to return to your original state just click Default DNS and the program will return you to your original state.

QuickSet DNS


In previous posts we have analyzed several times the concept of DNS (The Domain Name System or simply DNS is a naming system for computer networks that use the IP protocol. 

DNS can and does map names to IP addresses or other names on the internet or some other network and allows finding a server or a service on a server using a name) and its importance to our security and browsing speed on the Internet. 

Today we will present QuickSetDNS, a very simple simple tool that will allow us to easily change the DNS servers we use for our Internet connection. In this way we can very easily configure the desired DNS servers from the user interface, choosing from a list of DNS servers that we have defined.

PublicDNS DNS Server Tool


Free program to change DNS servers in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. You can use to quickly switch to one of the well-known public DNS servers. You can also add your own DNS servers by editing the servers.ini file. To create a backup, select Backup → backup from the Menubar. 

It will ask you for a location where you want to save the backup file. The backup file is automatically named with the current date and time in the format DD-MM-YYYY HH-MM-TT. 

The backup file is in Standard Script Registry (.reg) format, so you can double-click it to restore the DNS server settings inside it. However, it also allows you to reset the DNS setting from within the public DNS server tool. To restore, select Backup → restore from the Menubar. 

It will ask you to select a backup file. Entries within the REG file will automatically be inserted into the Windows registry and the DNS servers will be updated.

Family Friendly DNS


Browse your family-friendly browsing and protect your kids from unwanted websites and inappropriate sites from a ready-made DNS list and filter sites. Ideal for the family.

Simple DNSCrypt


Simple DnsCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and DNS resolution and prevents DNS falsification. Uses encrypted signatures to verify that the answers come from the selected IP DNS and have not been corrupted. To use the application, select your network card, and simply click on Primary Simple DNSCrypt.

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