Does TunnelBear protect against DNS leaks?

Yes. A DNS leak is a privacy and anonymity threat that can allow your ISP to see and monitor your online activity even when you have a VPN tunnel established. 

The TunnelBear client automatically ensures that all traffic from your computer, including DNS, is sent through the VPN tunnel as soon as it is established. There are no additional steps required to “enable” DNS leak protection.

Sometimes if you connect to TunnelBear and go on dnsleaktest.com (or similar), you may see Google DNS servers in the list. Your DNS is not leaking. When you connect to TunnelBear, all DNS requests are tunneled. However, our servers need to somehow know how to handle these requests. For this, we use Google DNS, which is one of the most popular, fastest, and most reliable DNS services out there. Google cannot identify you in any way because they can only see that requests are coming from our servers, not from your computer.