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Should I remove Simple DNS Plus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,069
United States Rank #38,753
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5.3.103 4.35%
5.2.129 4.35%
5.2.128 17.39%
5.2.126 8.70%
5.2.125 13.04%
5.2.124 8.70%
5.2.121 4.35%
5.2.117 8.70%
5.1.101 21.74%
4.00.0700 8.70%

Simple DNS Plus

What is Simple DNS Plus?  (from JH Software)

The simple yet powerful DNS server for Windows Thanks to DNS servers we surf the Internet using names such as "www.simpledns.com" instead of impossible to remember IP addresses. DNS servers translate these domain names into machine readable IP-addresses needed to locate the requested web-server on the Internet. With Si...  Read more


Simple DNS Plus is a software program developed by JH Software. The most common release is 5.1.101, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named controlPanelIcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 7.39 MB (7,745,050 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 59% of users of Simple DNS Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Portugal.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.simpledns.com
Help link: www.simpledns.com/support.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Simple DNS Plus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{86973017-EEA1-464F-8923-411F87373530}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Simple DNS Plus

Program executable:controlPanelIcon.exe
Additional files:
  • cview.exe - Simple DNS Plus (Simple DNS Plus - Cache Explorer)
  • editrecs.exe - Simple DNS Plus - DNS Records
  • lookup.exe - Simple DNS Plus - DNS Look Up
  • sdnsgui.exe
  • sdnsmain.exe - Simple DNS Plus - Core Engine
  • sdnsplugin.dll - Simple DNS Plus Plug-In Interfaces
  • sdnsplus.exe - Simple DNS Plus - Starter
  • upgrade5.exe - Simple DNS Plus - Upgrade Utility
  • iecontext-config.exe
  • SandDock.dll (by Divelements Limited - http://www.divelements.co.uk/) - SandDock (SandDock (Commercial Version))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • sdnsmain.exe runs as a service named 'Simple DNS Plus' (sdnsplus) "Provides domain name services (DNS)".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • sdnsgui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Simple DNS Plus' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Simple DNS Plus\sdnsgui.exe" -tray.
  • sdnsplus.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Simple DNS Plus' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Simple DNS Plus\sdnsplus.exe" -s.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • sdnsmain.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Simple DNS Plus\sdnsmain.exe'.

How do I remove Simple DNS Plus?

Quickly and completely remove Simple DNS Plus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Simple DNS Plus from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Simple DNS Plus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Simple DNS Plus.

Win 8 52%
Win XP 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 52.17%
Windows 7 43.48%
Windows XP 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 21.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.39%
Windows 7 Professional 13.04%
Windows 8.1 8.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 8.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.26%
  Brazil 11.11%
  Portugal 3.70%
  New Zealand 3.70%
  Germany 3.70%
  Slovenia 3.70%
  DZ 3.70%
  Malaysia 3.70%
  Singapore 3.70%
  Greece 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.06%
Dell 17.65%
ASUS 17.65%
Acer 11.76%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 12.50%
HP 530 Notebook PC(GH635A... 6.25%
HP-Pavilion KZ854AV-ABA m... 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 6.25%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 6.25%
Dell Latitude E4300 6.25%


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