preferred dns ip repeatedly becomes blank

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    rotblitz

    Windows normally never change this settings - unless you run some 3rd party connection assistant (maybe from your ISP or e.g. the dnscrypt-proxy) doing so.  Therefore, if you are worried, remove such programs.

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    rotblitz

    I didn't mean the dnscrypt-proxy itself, but a related GUI add-on maybe.

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    ewv
    I have been using dnscrypt 0.0.6 as it normally installs since July 2013. That is what I have to shut down to keep the IP fields from blanking out. Initially there was a different problem, associated with rebooting XP: dnscrypt resets the dns IP fields to 127.0.0.1 but then wouldn't function after a reboot -- I had to manually change the dns IP back to a normal IP and restart dnscrypt. That problem eventually went away, then this one started 3 weeks ago, a few days after connecting to a verizon FIOS router in another state, but I'm now back on my normal router and dsl.
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    Brian Hartvigsen

    I'm moving this to the DNSCrypt forum.  I would highly recommend making sure you have the latest version of DNSCrypt proxy and an updated GUI.  See the DNSCrypt website at http://www.dnscrypt.org .

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    ewv
    What is the relation between the dnscrypt.org download vs https://www.opendns.com/technology/dnscrypt/ -> shared.opendns.com/dnscrypt/packages/windows-client/DNSCryptWin-v0.0.6.exe
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    rotblitz

    DNSCrypt 0.0.6 is a very old proxy and GUI and should be removed from or replaced at the OpenDNS website.  This is no longer current.

    The latest version can be found at http://dnscrypt.org/ and github.  This is frequently updated and well maintained.

    I also recommand to not use a GUI, but to install and run the dnscrypt-proxy stand-alone.  This ensures that your TCP/IPv4 settings are not changed without your will as you have experienced.

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    ewv
    Thanks. 0.0.6 at the other website was the only one I had known about. The other website is how I found out about dnscrypt.
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