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Offline andy203

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Free Firewall Program
« on: January 30, 2014, 04:51:12 AM »
Suggestions please for a simple to set up and use firewall for my Nexus 7, Have looked at the Play store can see a few but they all look very complicated to set up. No very PC/Tablet minded. Use a PC which was set up for me by a friend, have now got a tablet.

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Re: Free Firewall Program
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 02:38:35 AM »
What do you want a Firewall for on your Android device?

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Re: Free Firewall Program
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 01:27:00 AM »
Just thought as my PC has a firewall for security that my Nexus 7 should have one?

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Re: Free Firewall Program
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 03:13:46 AM »
Firewalls on Android work similarly to those on a PC but only stop selected applications from accessing the internet.

You could try something like this...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netspark.firewall

I've not used it so I'm unsure how well it works.

You could also take a look at Kaspersky or Lookout apps available on the Play store. These are Antivirus applications but include a firewall.

Personally I don't use an Antivirus nor a firewall, Android isn't like your PC and Antivirus software isn't really necessary.

Are you rooted?

If you were rooted then there are several options available. Here's is a dedicated Firewall application...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.googlecode.droidwall.free

Personally if your rooted though I would recommend you look into App ops shortcuts like these...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.colortiger.appopsinstaller

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.findsdk.apppermission

Hope that's of some help to you.

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« Last Edit: February 12, 2014, 02:12:03 PM by JayJ »
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Re: Free Firewall Program
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 04:57:04 AM »
JayJ,  Many thanks for that information I will give one a go.

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Re: Free Firewall Program
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 02:12:35 PM »
No worries... glad I could help.

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