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[Q] How to monitor app network activity?

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By ericbergan, Member on 15th March 2014, 07:15 PM
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I apparently have an app on my Note Pro (I'm guessing one of the bundled Samsung apps) that once a minute is doing a hardwired DNS lookup to the google DNS servers. How can I track down which one it is?

From my router, I can see it happen, and see the local port number on the Note Pro, but the port number is changing each time (not surprising since it is a UDP request.) Any Android app I can install that monitors an app's network activity?

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15th March 2014, 09:07 PM |#2  
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I apparently have an app on my Note Pro (I'm guessing one of the bundled Samsung apps) that once a minute is doing a hardwired DNS lookup to the google DNS servers. How can I track down which one it is?

From my router, I can see it happen, and see the local port number on the Note Pro, but the port number is changing each time (not surprising since it is a UDP request.) Any Android app I can install that monitors an app's network activity?

Thanks!

You could use a firewall security app that lets you disable an apps access to the Internet and go through 1 by 1

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15th March 2014, 09:41 PM |#3  
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You could use a firewall security app that lets you disable an apps access to the Internet and go through 1 by 1

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Silly me - didn't even think to look for Android firewall apps, just monitors. Looks like there is a selection to choose from, including some non-root ones. Thanks!
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