personalDNSfilter

4.5
2.04K reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

personalDNSfilter - a DNS filter with encrypted DNS support - for your privacy.

personalDNSfilter is a DNS filter app for Android. It hooks into the domain name (DNS) resolution and blocks access to filtered hosts. It can be used for filtering any unwanted hosts which are related to malware, phishing, tracking and more based on a host list.

It will be an eye opener, when you see the personalDNSfilter live log showing all the different domains accessed from your mobile under the hood.

On Android 4.2 and newer it can be used as effective malware, tracking and ad server filter without root access!

personalDNSfilter is also a DNS changer app, you can set any upstream DNS server you trust. It also supports encrypted DNS servers via DoH (DNS over HTTPS) and DoT (DNS over TLS).

Filtering is completely local - no tracking, no data is sent to us!

You can run it locally on your device or centrally as DNS server in your network.

A big telegram community is already in place, with friendly people
from around the world, willing to support you. ( t.me/pDNSf )

▪ personalDNSfilter is not a real VPN - it does not hide your IP and does not cloak your location
▪ App whitelist works only in VPN filter mode - not in root mode
▪ With personalDNSfilter it's not possible to block YouTube and Facebook ads (and other first party ads). Please use alternative platform clients
▪ We don't collect user data - no data is sent to us in any way

FAQ page: https://www.zenz-solutions.de/faq/
Help page: https://www.zenz-solutions.de/help/

CAUTION: With version 1.50.48.0 config files are now stored in storage/Android/data/dnsfilter.android/files/PersonalDNSFilter/ - use a file explorer to backup files.

Software Disclaimer

Be aware that you use this free software at your own risk.
Zenz Solutions & ryder203 can not in any way be hold liable
for any malfunctions or data loss of third party apps, system apps
or functionalities of your operating system that may occur
while or after you are using our software on any device.

The filterlists used in our free software are from third party sources.
Zenz Solutions & ryder203 can not in any way be hold liable for
any content of these filterlists, and the results of using them.

personalDNSfilter is distributed without any warranty.
See the GNU General Public License v2 for more details.

personalDNSfilter is developed by Ingo Zenz aka ize and Tobias Ritter aka ryder203 or t-ryder.

The awesome promo images backgrounds were made by Pawel Czerwinski. Thanks!
Updated on
Apr 29, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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4.5
2.04K reviews
BoB NothingMoreNothingLess
July 4, 2021
This is a very good app, with flexible settings so you can tailor what gets blocked and what doesn't. So far I have not had any crash or network speed issues issues at all. The app will switch to dark/night mode automatically with your system. And yes it is an eye opener when you view the log and see all of the leaches. Block on!!
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ryder203
July 8, 2021
Thanks for your review and rating!
Christian Dysthe
May 12, 2022
So simple! So effective! This ad blocker, because that is what it is, runs silently in the background and block unwanted sites and ads like no other. It's run by filters created for general ad blocking use but this app lays on top making it all easy. May look a little intimidating at first but just make sure it runs and the apk takes care of the rest. It runs on my phone 24/7/365 and blocks around 40% of what tried to enter my phone in form of trackers and ads. Make donation easier! 😎
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Tom Vogl
May 22, 2022
Gain control of your DNS queries. This app is small, fast and powerful. If you don't know how DNS works this app may be confusing but it is absolutely perfect for DNS filtering - including subdomain wildcards, app whitelists, and custom redirection. Thank you!!
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What's new

- Fix - blacklisting from log required restart
- Fix - timestamps not shown during remote control
- Added dnsfilter.conf setting 'dumpDNSPerfInfo' - when 'true" the dns perf info is dumped to the live log.
- Some code refactoring to separate configuration from android main activity
- Removed obsolete nixnet DNS servers as they are discontinued
- Improved dark mode colors
- Added dnsfilter.conf setting 'useActionMenuFallback' - for devices not supporting custom action menus (e.g. Xiaomi)