Disable Adware and Spyware on Nox Player Android Emulator

I have been using Nox player for a while to emulate android on my desktop. I play a few different games on it when I don’t want to play on my phone.  Nox is highly configurable and you can do a lot with it.  One of the first things I noticed though was if I did not have VT enabled – the emulator was very sluggish!  Once enabled it was a night and day difference in performance.  After playing around with the emulator I soon noticed that it installs random apps Automatically!  I assume it is a scheme to where the developers of the emulator get money from installs.  After dealing with it for a while and deleting the random games and apps from the home screen, I finally just decided to search on google about it.  I found several videos that wanted root access to my computer and for me to change stuff in my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc folder.  I didn’t really feel comfortable giving that access much less root access to my computer.  I then found another YouTube video that had just the fix I needed!


I also decided to follow the advice and block the IP addresses for the domains that all of adware and spyware from Nox were going to and from.  I liked this idea more than changing the hosts file in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

  1. Press start and type: CMD.exe
  2. Right click on CMD.exe and select “Run as Administrator”
  3. Copy and paste: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Nox Block In" dir=in action=block remoteip=220.181.0.0-220.181.255.255,183.128.0.0-183.143.255.255,182.92.0.0-182.92.255.255,101.200.0.0-101.201.255.255,211.151.0.0-211.151.255.255,198.11.128.0-198.11.191.255,124.160.0.0-124.160.255.255,140.205.0.0-140.205.255.255,110.173.192.0-110.173.223.255,121.52.224.0-121.52.255.255,178.162.216.0-178.162.219.255
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Copy and Paste: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Nox Block Out" dir=out action=block remoteip=220.181.0.0-220.181.255.255,183.128.0.0-183.143.255.255,182.92.0.0-182.92.255.255,101.200.0.0-101.201.255.255,211.151.0.0-211.151.255.255,198.11.128.0-198.11.191.255,124.160.0.0-124.160.255.255,140.205.0.0-140.205.255.255,110.173.192.0-110.173.223.255,121.52.224.0-121.52.255.255,178.162.216.0-178.162.219.255
  6. Press Enter
  7. Type Exit to close CMD.exe

This  will create a firewall rule in windows that will block all inbound and outbound connections to those IP addresses related to Nox.


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