What is GeoSmartDNS?

GeoSmartDNS is a piece of software that promises to enable users to “browse the Internet with no censorship.” Even though it has an official website (, you will not find a Download button, which clearly shows that it is impossible to download it from there. Users still encounter GeoSmartDNS, so, according to researchers at, there is a huge possibility that this program often enters users’ computers without their knowledge. Most probably, it is installed next to other applications. Have you found it installed on your computer too? If so, you should remove this program as soon as possible. It is not considered extremely harmful malicious software, but specialists are 100% sure that it is a typical advertising-supported application (adware). In other words, GeoSmartDNS has been developed to distribute commercial advertisements. You will start seeing them soon after it is installed on your computer. It might seem to be a minor drawback at first; however, we are sure you will want them gone after some time. Unfortunately, the chances are high that they will not disappear from your screen if you simply delete GeoSmartDNS from your computer because the program changes DNS settings and it does not restore them once removed.testtesttest

What does GeoSmartDNS do?

You could access geo-restricted content if you install GeoSmartDNS on your computer, but you will also start seeing various advertisements on your screen because this program changes DNS settings to and In this sense, it is very similar to the following programs analyzed by our researchers some time ago: Ghostify, Setli, and VidSqaure. Some users agree to see advertisements to use the service for free, whereas others decide to remove GeoSmartDNS and then undo the changes it has applied after encountering one of its advertisements. If you belong to the first group of users, you should be very careful with advertisements you are provided with because they might take you to dubious websites if you click on them. We do not try to say here that all commercials shown by GeoSmartDNS are dangerous; however, if you click on all ads you see, you might eventually end up on an untrustworthy website. An unreliable website might even contain malicious software that will be installed on your computer if you surf it.

Our specialists could not find the Privacy Policy document describing how GeoSmartDNS treats privacy; however, according to them, there is no doubt that this program acts like other advertising-supported applications, i.e. actively collects information about users. It is not sophisticated malware that can steal logins and passwords, but we are sure it can access the so-called non-personally identifiable information, including browsing history, advertisements opened, links clicked, IP address, and more. The collected information might be shared with third parties; however, if you do not want third parties to receive any details about you, you must remove GeoSmartDNS today.

Where does GeoSmartDNS come from?

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, GeoSmartDNS has an official website, but it cannot be downloaded from there, which clearly shows that alternative distribution methods are used to spread it. Research conducted by our specialists has clearly shown that this advertising-supported application might be distributed bundled as well. That is, it travels in bundles together with other programs and thus enters computers without direct permission from users. To tell you the truth, bundling is quite a popular distribution method. Browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications, and other suspicious programs might be spread bundled as well, so the next time you install new software downloaded from the web, you should attentively read the provided information to leave no chance for untrustworthy software to enter the system unnoticed.

How to delete GeoSmartDNS

GeoSmartDNS can be deleted using Control Panel, but you will have to restore altered DNS settings yourself manually. You should follow the step-by-step instructions provided below if you have never done that before. Alternatively, untrustworthy software can be deleted automatically. A reliable antimalware tool will also restore modified DNS settings for you too. If you make a decision to adopt the latter method, pick a tool that could be trusted fully.

GeoSmartDNS removal guide

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select GeoSmartDNS.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Insert Control Panel and press Enter.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select GeoSmartDNS.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Reset DNS settings

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click RUN.
  2. Type cmd and click OK.
  3. Insert ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Access the Start menu.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Select Accessories.
  4. Right-click on Command Prompt.
  5. Select Run as administrator.
  6. Insert ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Type cmd in the Windows Search bar.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt.
  3. Select Run as administrator.
  4. Insert ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click on the Start menu icon.
  2. Select Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. Type ipconfig /flushdns and tap Enter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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