@ avatar Nexus 7 2013 (razor/flo) rooted - 4.4.4 - Adguard 2.0.52 Trial I have been using Grey Shirts NoRoot Firewall for about two years and I've got zillions of rules aimed at blocking connectivity to ad networks while watching for and blocking unwanted connectivity to suspicious servers on oddball ports. I've been pretty successful in quieting the ads, but some still get through and it's getting harder to get an app to work with too much blocking. Some even got stall at the splash screen if they can't connect to the likes of say, google's 174.125.224.* or adnexus.net. Some connect to so much crap, it's impossible to figure out what to block and I just end up giving access to *:80 and *.443. The ad blocking servers at Alternate DNS helps a lot. Even so Adguard 2.0 got my interest mostly by reputation and in the hopes of delivering me from the war on droid ads. Something to set-and-forget. Anyhow, I'm seriously considering a purchase, but... With Adguard set as Proxy, when running NoRoot, the Access Log shows most connectivity via Adguard and not the apps themselves (which makes sense, I suppose) but the NoRoot rules are ignored, i.e. apps set as Deny any access are allowed any access. • Am I doing something wrong with the Adguard/NoRoot combo? Or does Adguard render NoRoot unpractical? Not a deal breaker; just curious. Not unexpected, I don't notice any difference in operation when I configure the proxy as Manual or Automatic. With Proxy setup mode as Automatic, Proxy is None & grey 8080 in Wi-Fi Settings Modify network. Setup Proxy as Manual and then change to Auto, Proxy is still Manual, 127.0.0.1 & 8080 in Wi-Fi Settings Modify network. • Toggling Proxy Auto and Manual has no effect on the Wi-Fi settings for the proxy? • Filter DNS requests enabled - that's a hosts file? • What gets updated as reported by "Last Updated" in the main screen? VPN works great, BTW. Thank you for the trial version and your support.