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[APP][6.0+] NetGuard - No-root firewall

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23rd February 2020, 07:10 PM |#10961  
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I am not sure and it might even depend on the Android version how this situation is being handled.

Would it be possible to add a feature where the user can select to block all traffic when no Internet instead of the default of allow all traffic when no Internet? I assume there would also have to be an indicator somewhere in NetGuard telling the user that "no Internet" condition is in effect so that you don't get a rash of comments related to failed Internet test.
23rd February 2020, 07:55 PM |#10962  
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Would it be possible to add a feature where the user can select to block all traffic when no Internet instead of the default of allow all traffic when no Internet? I assume there would also have to be an indicator somewhere in NetGuard telling the user that "no Internet" condition is in effect so that you don't get a rash of comments related to failed Internet test.

Possible yes, but I am not going to add this, sorry.
24th February 2020, 01:05 AM |#10963  
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I'm not sure if this is considered a bug, but as part of a research project, I created an Android application that will record a user without their knowledge and then email the audio file to me. I was using Netguard as a test to see if it would detect the outgoing SMTP traffic to the Gmail servers, but it didn't. Is this because this is considered normal traffic? If so, is there a way to check for this on non-mail related apps since this would be considered unusual behavior? Again, I'm not sure if this is a bug in the traffic filtering, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
24th February 2020, 07:15 AM |#10964  
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I'm not sure if this is considered a bug, but as part of a research project, I created an Android application that will record a user without their knowledge and then email the audio file to me. I was using Netguard as a test to see if it would detect the outgoing SMTP traffic to the Gmail servers, but it didn't. Is this because this is considered normal traffic? If so, is there a way to check for this on non-mail related apps since this would be considered unusual behavior? Again, I'm not sure if this is a bug in the traffic filtering, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.

Did you enable managing system apps in the advanced settings?
24th February 2020, 09:00 AM |#10965  
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What is the right way to add multiple adblock lists? I have tried to separate by comma, line break or blank space. All I get is "404 not found". Thank you for any help!


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24th February 2020, 10:20 AM |#10966  
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Did you enable managing system apps in the advanced settings?

I just did. I tested it again with that setting enabled and got the same result.
24th February 2020, 03:01 PM |#10967  
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What is the right way to add multiple adblock lists? I have tried to separate by comma, line break or blank space. All I get is "404 not found". Thank you for any help!


https://block.energized.pro/unified/formats/hosts
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/je...GoodbyeAds.txt

You can define one hosts file only.
24th February 2020, 03:02 PM |#10968  
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I just did. I tested it again with that setting enabled and got the same result.

Did you enable filtering mode as well? This is necessary to see all connections.
25th February 2020, 03:13 AM |#10969  
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Would it be possible to add a feature where the user can select to block all traffic when no Internet instead of the default of allow all traffic when no Internet? I assume there would also have to be an indicator somewhere in NetGuard telling the user that "no Internet" condition is in effect so that you don't get a rash of comments related to failed Internet test.

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Possible yes, but I am not going to add this, sorry.

Would you consider making it possible to block any/all requests for access by an app? I know this is like asking the same question with different words but I think that to remain effective, NetGuard should be trusted. To recover this trust, I would like to be sure that an app is fully prevented from doing it's evil and replies like "I am not sure and it might even depend on the Android version how this situation is being handled." don't encourage much trust.

I'm sorry that I am this way. I guess I need to let this go and move on.
25th February 2020, 04:01 AM |#10970  
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What is the right way to add multiple adblock lists? I have tried to separate by comma, line break or blank space. All I get is "404 not found". Thank you for any help!


https://block.energized.pro/unified/formats/hosts
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/je...GoodbyeAds.txt

There are tools that can merge them, I simply use AdfreeZip, extract the merged host and import it on NG.

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25th February 2020, 07:05 AM |#10971  
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Would it be possible to add a feature where the user can select to block all traffic when no Internet instead of the default of allow all traffic when no Internet? I assume there would also have to be an indicator somewhere in NetGuard telling the user that "no Internet" condition is in effect so that you don't get a rash of comments related to failed Internet test.



Would you consider making it possible to block any/all requests for access by an app? I know this is like asking the same question with different words but I think that to remain effective, NetGuard should be trusted. To recover this trust, I would like to be sure that an app is fully prevented from doing it's evil and replies like "I am not sure and it might even depend on the Android version how this situation is being handled." don't encourage much trust.

I'm sorry that I am this way. I guess I need to let this go and move on.

NetGuard is a best effort to manage internet traffic without root permissions. It works quite okay, but it is not perfect, please see this FAQ:

https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard/blo...r-content-faq1

Some things could be improved, like what you are asking for, but will result in more support questions. I get lots of inquires each and every day, but the general support on the other hand is limited. This is why some things won't be added, like what you are asking for.
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