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Should I remove DNSCrypt?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,843
United States Rank #5,600
Reach 0.0435%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.76 days
228.86 days >
Average installed length: 120.25 days


0.0.6 85.31%
0.0.5 12.82%
0.0.4 1.86%


What is DNSCrypt?  (from OpenDNS)

DNSCrypt is our way of securing the "last mile" of DNS traffic and resolving (no pun intended) an entire class of serious security concerns with the DNS protocol. As the world’s Internet connectivity becomes increasingly mobile and more and more people are connecting to several different WiFi networks in a single day, ...  Read more


DNSCrypt is a program developed by OpenDNS. The most used version is 0.0.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 1.06 MB (1,111,040 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 76% of users of DNSCrypt come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E811D3DC-A647-4744-9CA6-BD4707D2808B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.06 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove DNSCrypt?

You can uninstall DNSCrypt 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DNSCrypt, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 DNSCrypt.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.75%
Windows 10 17.00%
Windows XP 8.03%
Windows Vista 7.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.09%
Windows 7 Professional 12.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.13%
Windows 8 Pro 2.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.39%
  United Kingdom 3.36%
  Germany 2.35%
  France 1.93%
  Italy 1.51%
  Canada 1.26%
  Australia 1.09%
  China 1.01%
  Indonesia 0.84%
  Spain 0.84%
  Belgium 0.59%
  India 0.59%
  Sweden 0.59%
  Brazil 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.09%
Dell 27.39%
Acer 12.25%
Toshiba 8.47%
ASUS 6.31%
Intel 2.88%
Lenovo 2.70%
Samsung 1.98%
Sahara 1.08%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Alienware 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.91%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.85%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.49%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.14%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.14%


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