Google DNS Helper

21 Dic/09

The news about Google’s new public DNS service seems to have ebbed down a bit after the initial announcement which can probably be attributed to the fact that reviews of the service where not all favorable. The two biggest points of criticism were privacy and speed. Some users do not want to use Google DNS servers believing that Google would be able to track them even more thoroughly than before. Speed on the other hand was tested by many users and some reported better response times while other reported the opposite.

The best way to find out is to test Google’s public DNS servers to see if they offer any speed improvements. We covered a DNS benchmark tool called Namebench a while ago which can be used for that purpose.

But the benchmark software might not be needed in some cases. Some users would probably like to test the DNS servers by simply switching to them in their operating system to see if they notice any speed improvements.

Google DNS Helper has been designed for this user group. The portable program provides one click access to switch the computer’s current DNS server to Google’s public server.

Even better is the restore DNS option to restore the previous DNS server if Google’s DNS server did not live up to the promises made.

Google DNS Helper is a portable software program for the Windows operating system. The 89 Kilobyte program can be downloaded from the developer’s website. It requires the Microsoft .net Framework to run.

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