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Last Update:

21 Nov 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • mrplfcucob


Acrylic DNS Proxy

Acrylic DNS Proxy

2.0.0 | Updated: 21 Nov 2020



Downloads of v 2.0.0:


Software Author(s):

  • mrplfcucob


Acrylic DNS Proxy

Acrylic DNS Proxy 2.0.0

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install Acrylic DNS Proxy, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Acrylic DNS Proxy, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Acrylic DNS Proxy, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade acrylic-dns-proxy -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade acrylic-dns-proxy -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure acrylic-dns-proxy installed
    name: acrylic-dns-proxy
    state: present
    version: 2.0.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'acrylic-dns-proxy' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.0.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: acrylic-dns-proxy,
    Version: 2.0.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller acrylic-dns-proxy
   Name     = 'acrylic-dns-proxy'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.0.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'acrylic-dns-proxy':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.0.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install acrylic-dns-proxy version="2.0.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Nov 2020.



Acrylic is a local DNS proxy for Windows which improves the performance of your computer by caching the responses coming from your DNS servers and helps you fight unwanted ads through a custom HOSTS file optimized for handling hundreds of thousands of domain names and with additional support for wildcards and regular expressions.

When you browse a web page a portion of its loading time is dedicated to name resolution (usually from a few milliseconds to 1 second or more) while the rest is dedicated to the transfer of the web page contents and resources to your browser. What Acrylic does is to reduce the time dedicated to name resolution for frequently visited addresses closest to zero possible. It may not seem such a great optimization but in a few weeks of Internet browsing you will probably save an hour or so, which is definitely not such a bad thing. Furthermore Acrylic's sliding expiration caching mechanism, simultaneous forwarding to multiple DNS servers and support for background DNS updates are able to improve your browsing experience independently of the browser.

With Acrylic 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 favourite websites and to your email server.

Another good thing is that Acrylic is released as open source, which means that it's free and its source code, written with Borland Delphi, is freely available to anyone under the GNU General Public License.

This Chocolatey package will install Acrylic DNS Proxy into Program Files (x86) and register a Windows service called Acrylic DNS Proxy.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'acrylic-dns-proxy'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  url            = ''
  checksum       = 'd326b1bb4a638728d5dcf6f62f712388b34c216c55d57ce9c46d1ad970457e46'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$command = "`"$(${env:ProgramFiles(x86)})\Acrylic DNS Proxy\Uninstall.exe`" /S"

iex "& $command"

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Acrylic DNS Proxy 1.2.2 746 Friday, February 14, 2020 Approved
Acrylic DNS Proxy 1.2.1 100 Sunday, February 9, 2020 Approved
Acrylic DNS Proxy 1.2.0 86 Sunday, February 2, 2020 Approved
Acrylic DNS Proxy 1.1.1 171 Friday, December 13, 2019 Approved
Acrylic DNS Proxy 1.1.0 235 Monday, October 28, 2019 Approved
Acrylic DNS Proxy 1.0.2 181 Saturday, October 5, 2019 Approved
Acrylic DNS Proxy 0.9.35 1402 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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