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advert web pages opened on phone by bg app [duplicate]

I have some unwelcome behavior on my Samsung S4 AOS 5.0.1 (unrooted) phone. A few days ago I start to get attempts to open my web pages (up to 3 times a day so far) while my phone is idle. All cases ...
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how to identify on command line terminal emulator apps and packages that have active network connections [duplicate]

I tried this using an app and I am able to identify most apps and their network connections however there are certain apps listed as '?' so apparently it is not able to identify a package name I ...
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Block apps from accessing the Internet on Android device

In Android, is it possible to block apps from accessing the Internet? Many apps will often connect to remote servers in the background, including Google's own apps or system services. Over time this ...
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How can I know which apps are currently connecting to the Internet?

I have a Samsung Spica running Eclair (rooted). I've noticed on a number of occasions that inspite of the Autosync option turned off, the sync icon appears in the notification bar. By default, Gmail, ...
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How to find out which app is trying to open spam websites?

I've recently bought a new Android smartphone. After setting it up and loading my contacts onto it I thought that would be it. Now after some days, every time I unlock the phone it takes a few ...
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Preventing mobile data use for select apps on non-rooted phone?

I have a number of apps that are fairly chatty on the network, and with a limited data connection I would like these apps to not use the 3G connection (WiFi is fine). I know that rooting the phone ...
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Allow only specific apps to use cell data, only when on 3G

I use Tasker to sync every 30 mins when on 3G. I'm on a limited data plan, and the only apps I use constantly are browser, a Twitter app (Echofon) and Whatsapp. Is there a way to allow only these apps ...
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How can I see how much internet bandwidth each process is using at the moment?

On Android, I have a nice Xposed module which shows me the current internet usage, but for the whole system, not per app: On my desktop computer I have this expandable panel item which shows me ...
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How to identify the app/process which re-mounts partitions R/W, creates files and changes file permissions?

I have a rooted device, with superuser rights granted to a few apps I trust. I have often found my /system or /vendor partition mounted read/write, and some files chmoded to 0777. Similarly ...
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how can i get the http sends requests from chrome just like from the network tab?

just like that . pls do not mention network monitoring tools like wireshark
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Restricting an app to only send internet traffic but not receive that back?

Is there a way or app to restrict some apps on my Android, or the whole device, to only send internet data packets but not receive them back? I want to confuse a game app by doing this. It restricts ...
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How can I record mobile network traffic?

I need to record edge/3g mobile traffic in pcap file. I can't find any working app for this. How can I do this? Samsung Galaxy s3, root, cyanogenmod11.
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Why network activity is detected from apps after VPN firewall blocks them?

A few non-rooted (no rooted) Android 7 and 8 phones from (Huawei, ZTE, Neffos and Samsung) were tested in this simple firewall (NetGuard) experiment. A selection of apps (including apps from the phone ...
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Which process is responsible for capturing (mobile/WiFi) data usage?

The problem is that it is broken for me. I customized quite a bit, specifically installing a firewall that uses root and disabling broadcast receivers and services in many Huawei and Google apps that ...
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What is causing unknown network traffic on an Android phone?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone with Android 10 installed. Even when all apps are closed using the task manager, I see some realtime network traffic. It's not that much but it goes on all ...
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Disabling data for specific apps on android

My device is rooted with magisk, and I prefer cli options over apps. My device have android version 10 with stock android. All the firewall apps connect to a vpn (which i don't trust at all) to ...
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Are the Ip address of a website and the android app equivalent the same?

So recently i wanted to block website. So i found out the ip address of the website using ping command and blocked it using the ip filter on my router configuration page eg: 192.168.0.1 for D-Link. ...
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how to find which process is continuously uploading data

My phone seems to be suddenly uploading GBs of data at speed of 8+Mbps. I cannot identify which direction app is doing this. But systems network indicator seems to show that is uploading data. Just ...
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Android 10 - recording app network usage

On Android 9 or less, I use a shell script which continuously reads from /proc/net/xt_qtaguid/stats and greps by app UID to get app network usage. However, this method is deprecated on android 10: ...
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How can I block a certain app from connecting to the internet?

I'm trying to stop Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard from connecting to the internet. Phone is Android 7, rooted. I have it blocked on AFWall+ But despite that, I can see through PCAPdroid (thanks to @Izzy ...
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How to determine exact package/application which cause undetected traffic consumption (only UID are known)

The situation Some time ago I am started to locate data traffic leakage by the some packages, which listed in traffic listings as a numeric UID (five digits long). In both selection - by the cellular ...
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How to trace a process sending data over network?

I found that some mobile data is consumed by unknown process. There's a huge difference between my ISP report and glasswire report, around 40mb for each 100mb used. I know my phone is infected and ...
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How to remove or find details about malicious "unknown" app that causes suspicious DNS requests

Using RethinkDNS firewall, I observe suspicious requests for the router IP 192.168.2.1 that is labelled by RethinkDNS as comming from an "Unknown" app (whereas RethinkDNS displays the proper ...
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Where is the main website connection log?

Is there a log/database of all the sites visited on my device, across all apps even in private modes? If not specific sites, just the domains/IPs connected to? If so, where do I find it? How far does ...
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Samsung a32 5g - Does auto sync take up a significant amount of data?

I am synced to 5 gmail accounts, 1 facebook account, office, onedrive, reddit, soundcloud samsung account, whatsapp and 2 twitter accounts. I only really receive a decent amount of emails from two of ...
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