Hosts blocker

The Hosts blocker networking option is a very powerful privacy tool to monitor and block individual hosts or entire domains a cloned app accesses. Once enabled, the cloned app will show a notification for each host that is being accessed, allowing you to allow, block or ignore the host.

The Allow and Block actions permanently add the host to the allow / block list, respectively, while the Ignore action disables notifications for a particular host until the app is restarted.

If you tap the notification itself (rather than the Allow, Block or Ignore notification actions) a dialog is shown that permits allowing or blocking the host, any sub-domains or the entire domain. The Whois button opens a web page showing the Whois record of the host.

By default, all hosts are allowed to be accessed. If you wish to block all hosts until you manually allow access via the notification, please select Block by default.

You may also load a custom hosts file that can be used to automatically block hosts. This text file should contain one host per line in this format: <host> is the fixed loopback IP address (this must not be changed) and <host> is the host name.

If you want to create a whitelist file use this format instead:

# x.x.x.x <host>

Additionally, select Block by default so that all other hosts are automatically blocked.

You can press the Load AdAway hosts file button to load the most recent hosts file from

In case you accidentally blocked a host, you may configure blocked hosts using Manage blocked hosts from the pop-up menu under the Cloned apps tab.

IMPORTANT: This option doesn’t work with native network connections as used by most web browsers, WebViews and audio / video streaming apps.

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