Acrylic DNS Proxy is an open-source local DNS proxy for Windows, which improves your computer's performance by caching the responses from your DNS servers and helps you fight unwanted ads by using a custom HOSTS file with support for wildcards and regular expressions.
When you browse a web page, a portion of the loading time is dedicated to name resolution, while the rest is devoted to transferring the web page contents. Acrylic DNS Proxy reduces the time dedicated to name resolution for frequently visited addresses closest to zero possible. Furthermore, the Acrylic DNS Proxy sliding expiration caching mechanism and DNS silent updates can improve the browsing experience independently of the browser.
With Acrylic DNS Proxy, you can also gracefully overcome downtimes of your DNS servers without disrupting your work, because in that case, you will at least be able to connect to your favorite websites and your email server.
Custom HOSTS file with support for wildcards and regular expressions