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

What are you mainly using NetGuard for?

  • Reducing data usage

    Votes: 470 30.6%
  • Saving battery

    Votes: 330 21.5%
  • Increasing privacy

    Votes: 850 55.4%
  • Blocking ads

    Votes: 989 64.4%

  • Total voters
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kevincop

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Hello there!

Does blocking one domain that happens to resolve to the same IP as another domain make this behavior happen? I hit allow on the particular domain but it still gets blocked and I've confirmed it by looking at the log as well.

Thanks!


PS: I'm unaware of who is doing the hating, but if you're pissing someone off with privacy-oriented software then you're doing it right. If it's still worth it to you, I'd say keep going. The deciding factor should not be the complete morons who think threatening to kill someone is the new cool thing.
 

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wudangnic

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I am going to stop providing support via XDA because I don't want to write in pubic anymore. If you need support, you can contact me for personal support via here:


FairEmail and NetGuard will keep being maintained and supported for the foreseeable future. I recently stopped supporting XPrivacyLua, though (see the XDA XPrivacyLua thread for details).

You can keep asking questions, and other XDA members might answer your question.
I tried to contact via faircode.eu but i don't see anything else but the donation button. How can i ask for support on this page?
 

Tom100%

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HI, Love Netguard.
I down loaded the latest Hosts file (StevenBlack). Is it effective immediately or do I have todo anything else?
Do I need to"Import Hosts File" for this download to work?
 

de_Wolf

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HI, Love Netguard.
I down loaded the latest Hosts file (StevenBlack). Is it effective immediately or do I have todo anything else?
Do I need to"Import Hosts File" for this download to work?
If you have used the 'Download HOSTS file' option, the updated list is active immediately. This is also visually confirmed by the current date/time stamp next to 'Last download'.
 
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vmirage80

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Dec 7, 2022
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No, because that's a security risk.
How is it a security risk when permission is required to granted by the user to the third party app to change the settings in NetGuard? As far as I know, malicious app cannot change NetGuard's settings unless explicitly granted permission by the user on the malicious app.

You can refer to this thread on how it is done with Wireguard.
 
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fraschi51

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How is it a security risk when permission is required to granted by the user to the third party app to change the settings in NetGuard? As far as I know, malicious app cannot change NetGuard's settings unless explicitly granted permission by the user on the malicious app
Ask Marcel (per Mail), perhaps he can explain it to you.
 

eliyth

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Hi, is it normal for the speed graph to show activity (usually less than a kB, around 0.600) when WiFi and data are off and there are no new items showing in the log? It seems like some sort of connectivity check as it's constant whilst data is off but stops when data is on. The issue is that the activity only shows on the speed graph and not in the log (I have the options set to show all activity including system apps in the log).
 

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pupsidze

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Guys, two questions:

1. When I enable option 'Filter Traffic' the phone loses internet connection completely, there is an exclamation mark on Wifi icon. Latest Android on Pixel 6. Once I switch Filter Traffic off, Internet is back online.

2. Is there a way to route certain application through proxy or tor?
 

poiki

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Jan 10, 2015
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I have noticed netguard filtering imrworldwide. I cannot find an app for it and it appears to be coming from root. Is there a way to track what is doing this? I use an unrooted snapdragon Samsung S22 on Android 13.

It doesn't do the same thing on my tab S6.
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lukval

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Hi, is it normal for the speed graph to show activity (usually less than a kB, around 0.600) when WiFi and data are off and there are no new items showing in the log? It seems like some sort of connectivity check as it's constant whilst data is off but stops when data is on. The issue is that the activity only shows on the speed graph and not in the log (I have the options set to show all activity including system apps in the log).
Maybe root user communication?
 

lukval

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Sep 29, 2015
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Guys, two questions:

1. When I enable option 'Filter Traffic' the phone loses internet connection completely, there is an exclamation mark on Wifi icon. Latest Android on Pixel 6. Once I switch Filter Traffic off, Internet is back online.

2. Is there a way to route certain application through proxy or tor?
Please, search in this thread and/or use the FAQ: https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard/blob/master/FAQ.md

I think you'll find an answer ;-)
 

lukval

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Sep 29, 2015
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Sony Xperia M
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I have noticed netguard filtering imrworldwide. I cannot find an app for it and it appears to be coming from root. Is there a way to track what is doing this? I use an unrooted snapdragon Samsung S22 on Android 13.

It doesn't do the same thing on my tab S6.
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Your android OS, on this version of samsung device, is trying to get the A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6) record via DNS query. This communication is blocked by your hosts file.
 
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    NetGuard provides simple and advanced ways to block access to the internet - no root required.
    Applications and addresses can individually be allowed or denied access to your Wi-Fi and/or mobile connection.

    Blocking access to the internet can help:
    • reduce your data usage
    • save your battery
    • increase your privacy

    Features:
    • Simple to use
    • No root required
    • 100% open source
    • No calling home
    • No tracking or analytics
    • No advertisements
    • Actively developed and supported
    • Android 5.1 and later supported
    • IPv4/IPv6 TCP/UDP supported
    • Tethering supported
    • Optionally allow when screen on
    • Optionally block when roaming
    • Optionally block system applications
    • Optionally forward ports, also to external addresses (not available if installed from the Play store)
    • Optionally notify when an application accesses the internet
    • Optionally record network usage per application per address
    • Optionally block ads using a hosts file (not available if installed from the Play store)
    • Material design theme with light and dark theme

    PRO features
    • Log all outgoing traffic; search and filter access attempts; export PCAP files to analyze traffic
    • Allow/block individual addresses per application
    • New application notifications; configure NetGuard directly from the notification
    • Display network speed graph in a status bar notification
    • Select from five additional themes in both light and dark version

    There is no other no-root firewall, except for clones, offering all these features.

    This XDA thread is about using the latest version of NetGuard.
    Off topic comments are allowed as long they are related to NetGuard and are in the general interest of the followers of this thread.

    Discussion of purchases is not allowed here, please contact me via here instead.

    NetGuard is being maintained and community supported, but new features won't be added anymore.

    For ad blocking, see here. Ad blocking is provide "as-is".

    More information on Github:

    Downloads:

    Screenshots:
    101-main.png
    102-main-details.png

    103-main-access.png
    108-notifications.png


    For more screenshots, see here.
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    I have just released stable version 2.39.

    Changelog/download
    https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard/releases/tag/2.39

    This version will be available in the Play store after Google's approval.

    Usage data sharing has been removed from this version.

    The future of this project depends on the general support for this project. You can for example write something positive here or in the Play store, press the thanks button, donate something, purchase a pro feature or contribute translations or source code.
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    NetGuard is currently in alpha testing phase.
    Please report any problems you encounter.

    It would be nice if someone could design an appropriate icon.
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    I have just released beta version 2.21.

    Changelog/download:
    https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard/releases/tag/2.21

    This version will be available as beta version in the Play store after Google's approval.