Using DNSCrypt on Windows
dnscrypt-proxy can be started from the command-line the same way
as on other operating systems.
Alternatively, it can run as a Windows Service.
1) Download and extract the latest Windows package for dnscrypt
2) Copy the
dnscrypt-proxy.exe file to any location.
3) Open a terminal (run
cmd.exe) and type (you may need to specify
the full path to the file):
4) Change your DNS settings to
Congratulations, you're now using DNSCrypt.
The Windows build of
dnscrypt-proxy adds the following command-line
--install: install the proxy as a service.
--uninstall: uninstall the service.
Startup options should specified as subkeys from this registry key:
The service is named
The following subkeys are recognized and should be self-explanatory:
Plugins (REG_MULTI_SZ) LocalAddress (REG_SZ) ProviderKey (REG_SZ) ProviderName (REG_SZ) ResolverAddress (REG_SZ) EDNSPayloadSize (DWORD) MaxActiveRequests (DWORD) TCPOnly (DWORD)
The service should be restarted after the registry has been updated.