Stop Windows leaking DNS (Windows 10)


  If you’re connected to our VPN, but still unable to see unblocked (for example connected to our USA server, but seeing the Netflix Australia catalogue), you could be leaking DNS. Windows includes a ‘feature’ which is designed to speed up delivery of local content  by using local DNS servers. This needs to be disabled by following the instructions below.

**Note - This will not work on Windows 10 Home edition


  Windows 10 To disable the "smart multi-homed name resolution" service:


  • Open the Start menu and type gpedit.msc in the search bar,



  • ...and double-click gpedit.msc to open the Local Group Policy Editor.


    Within Computer Configuration select Administrative Templates → Network → DNS Client → Turn off smart multi-homed name resolution.



  • Select Enabled to turn off the service. Click Apply.