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NextDNS Service broken Windows 11

I noticed last night that my computer was running slower than normal. I found the NextDNS service on Windows using 25-50% CPU time.

I closed the program but this did nothing so I uninstalled and it sat on "uninstalling DNS service" for about 2 minutes then finished.

After this I noted the service was still running but I figured after a reboot it would be ok. I shutdown my PC and started it again today and the same bug is happening 25-50% CPU time.
The program is uninstall and in the services.msc area the service shows as disabled with a status of "stopping" but its running.

So to summarize a service that was "uninstalled" and "disabled" is neither and is currently using a ton of CPU, really not great.

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    • Mauricio_Rodrigues
    • 1 yr ago
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    Very strange you still have the service, here it has always been uninstalled along with the app, you can do a cleaning of the service and remove it permanently using the revo unistaller (startup services). NOTE: That's why I hate apps and prefer to use the native solution of windows 11.

    • RandomThing223
    • 1 yr ago
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    Hardcode it into the OS network settings, use it with Adguard Home or use it on your router. 
    Avoid using the app. 

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