Requirements: 2.1 and up
Overview: This app blocks host names of advertising, malware, spam, phone-home etc sites. You could import "hosts"-files by given urls.
This app blocks host names of advertising, malware, spam, phone-home etc sites. You could import "hosts"-files by given urls.
With this app you have no more to alter the /etc/hosts file on the system partition, which was also a problem on some devices (eg Nexus 7) because changes where reverted after reboot.
Name resolution request are answered with "No address associated with the hostname". This is even better than a common hosts file with redirects to 127.0.0.1, because no connection attemp follows. For logging of hostnames is no tcpdump needed!
If you want to block content of websites, you have to use a browser app which does not tunnels everything through a proxy! This is because the proxy does also the name resolution. Negative examples I found: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera Browser does not work.
I'm using Dolphin Jetpack, which works fine for me. Some more info in post #47 of the XDA thread.
This app will NOT be release in the Play Store because of Google's policy. Other apps like AdAway or AdFree where removed in the past... But you could anyway donate in the Play Store and/or on my website.
No support of native querying binaries.
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Some hosts file import/export/sharing options
Logging of not denied host names
Timed download: 150 minutes after reboot, then every 4 days
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: set timer for download
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: download only via W-Lan
INTERNET: downloading of files
WAKE_LOCK: don't sleep while dl/import
EXTERNAL_STORAGE: export/import files
This app connects only to the websites you see for downloading hosts files!
Translation: Japanese by RyokoN
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