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In most cases your system will use the 'default' DNS servers that are provided by DHCP and using whatever network you are on at the time. Using the two Powershell comands will be all you need to switch back and forth from Stubby to the settings for your network. If you want to double check what servers right now you can use then follow the instructions below to inspect your system settings. If you have reason to think your system uses custom specific servers on all networks it might be useful to note your existing default nameservers before making this change so you can use the same instructions to reset them!

To set you your nameservers to use Stubby

  • From Windows search box type 'cmd' and on the 'Command prompt' option that appears right click and select 'run as Administrator'

  • In the command prompt window that appears type

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy bypass -file  "C:\Program Files\Stubby\stubby_setdns_windows.ps1"

    to switch the system DNS resolvers to use Stubby. 

  • Use the same command but with "C:\Program Files\Stubby\stubby_resetdns_windows.ps1" instead to switch back to the default network DNS nameservers.

You can monitor the DNS traffic using Wireshark watching on port 853.

If you encounter problems reverse this change to restore your the default network settings (no DNS Privacy) by running

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