My PC is Win 7 Pro 64-bit with 16GB RAM. We have Verizon FIOS 1Gbps at home, so the setup is all pretty good.
A few months ago, I installed Simple DNSCrypt 64-bit on my Win 7 machine, which in turn installed the dnscrypt-proxy process and service on the machine. This encrypts all DNS lookups so my ISP cannot see where I go on the web, and I set it to connect to Cloudflare’s new 184.108.40.206 DNS resolver, which is highly secure and doesn’t keep logs. It’s a great combination of services - see the stupendous article arstechnica – how-to-keep-your-isp’s-nose-out-of-your-browser-history-with-encrypted-dns .
Starting just a little while ago, on reboots, my internet connection got spotty and then started to die. Not all reboots, but maybe half. I figured out today that the dnscrypt-proxy process and service are starting on reboots but then something is terminating them pretty quickly as booting continues. When they terminate, my PC cannot connect to the internet.
I’ve tried a number of things, but the only solution I found today was to change the dnscrypt-proxy service’s start to “Automatic (Delayed Start)”, which works but causes every reboot to take longer.
This link will take you to an xls with my entire Autoruns list of startup items: < THIS LINK > (Rows with strikeout text are DISABLED and do not start.) Do you see anything that would cause the dnscrypt-proxy process and service to terminate?