Windows 7 and Windows XP
In Windows 7 or Windows XP, click on the Start button.
Navigate to All Programs > Accessories and select Command Prompt.
In the command line interface, run ipconfig /flushdns .
You should receive a confirmation message once the DNS cache is flushed.
How do I clear my ping cache?
Right-click on the “cmd.exe” item that appears in the results list and select “Run as administrator.” Type “ipconfig /flushdns” in the Command Prompt window and press “Enter.” A message appears, stating that the cache has been successfully cleared. Type “exit” and press “Enter” to close the Command Prompt window.
How do you clear your cache?
The first step to flushing your DNS is to open your “Windows Command” prompt.
- WinXP: Start, Run and then type “cmd” and press Enter.
- Vista, Window 7 and Windows 8: Click “Start” and type the word “Command” in the Start search field.
- In the open prompt, type “ipconfig /flushdns” (without the quotes).
Is it OK to clear DNS cache?
By clearing your cache, you clear any record in the DNS of visiting said websites. This is particularly useful if you are using a public computer, where clearing your DNS cache can help reduce the chance of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands.