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DNS Jumper 1.0.6

Change your DNS settings in a couple of clicks

by Mike Williams

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Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 21 December 2013
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Developer: Sordum
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DNS Jumper 1.0.6
Change your DNS settings in a couple of clicks

DNS Jumper is a portable tool which makes it easy for your PC to use an alternative Domain Name Service.

Why would you bother? If you don't know, then you probably shouldn't be using DNS Jumper, but there are all kinds of possible reasons. It could help you reach websites where access has otherwise been blocked, for instance. It might improve your security by blocking known malicious sites. Or, if you move to a faster Domain Name Service then it'll help to speed your browsing, just a little.

Changing your settings manually can take a little work, though. Check out the OpenDNS site's instructions to see what we mean.

But with DNS Jumper it's relatively easy. Just choose a network card and the Domain Name Service you'd like to use from the list (Open, Comodo and many others are available), click "Apply DNS" and you're probably done (although clicking "Flush DNS" will probably be wise, just to make sure that your changes take immediate effect).

Or, if you're not sure which service to use, you could try clicking "Fastest DNS". The program will then test each service in turn, measuring its response time, before presenting you with the results.

Please note, you do need to be careful here, as if your DNS settings become incorrect for whatever reason then you'll effectively lose most of your internet connectivity. If problems occur then you may be able to get everything working again by using DNS Jumper's backup of your original settings (choose "Restore" from the "Free DNS Service" list and click "Apply DNS"), but that's not guaranteed. And so we'd recommend you don't use DNS Jumper unless you know how to manually restore your default settings, just in case of emergency (the OpenDNS link will point you in the right direction).

Version 1.0.5 tweaks:
01.[ Added ] – IP v6 support (The World’s First IPv6 DNS changer)
02.[ Fixed ] – On some x64 Windows systems DNSJumper does not run properly
03.[ Fixed ] – After Update , comes Dublicate entries
04.[ Fixed ] - You can ping only 99 DNS servers
05.[ Fixed ] – Antivirus “False Positive” Problems
06.[ Added ] – You can see your current Dns feature
07.[ Added ] – Improved Ping algorithm
08.[ Added ] – You can ping only selected Dns servers feature
09.[ Added ] – You can select or deselect all Dns servers easily (with right click) feature
10.[ Added ] – You can stop dns servers ping test feature
11.[ Added ] – Open network connections easily feature
12.[ Added ] – Find selected dns’s country feature
13.[ Added ] – You can create your own Dns server group or use one of the default Groups feature
14.[ Added ] – Voice allert feature
15.[ Added ] – Clear the DNS cache Automatically feature
16.[ Added ] – Secure DNS Group
17.[ Added ] – Show the fastest DNS test results as Mixed Feature
(for example: first fastest dns ip “Google” and second one is “Open DNS”) if mixed Option not selected DNSJumper shows the the same organization’s DNS IPs (such as Google)
18.[ Added ] – Quick Configuration menu
19.[ Added ] – New Logo and icons

Verdict:

DNS Jumper provides an easy way to reconfigure your PC to use an alternative Domain Name Service. Be careful, though - if misused the program could break your internet connection and you'll need to manually tweak Windows to restore normal working order.

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