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Debloating & Optimizing Nox

Debloating Nox

Nox, despite being the most feature-filled Android emulator, has a lot of negativity surrounding it due to their antics when it comes to making income off of their program. It is known for running repeated advertisments in the background, calling home and passing along system information (outside of your Android instance) as well as a vast amount of potentially sensitive data in an encrypted payload back to their multitude of servers. With the following preventitive measures, we can stop a majority of this happening as well as greatly improve the overall performance.

  1. Download and Install a fresh copy of Nox. The latest version is fine (for now). If you already have it installed, that is fine too. No need to reinstall.

  2. Enable Root Mode on Nox by clicking the gear icon and then checking the Root Startup box.

  3. Install a new Launcher from the Play Store. ANYTHING but Nox's default. I suggest Nova Launcher.

  4. Once your launcher of choice is installed, click the Home icon and choose Nova Launcher and to Always Use This Launcher.

  5. Go to your App Drawer and open File Manager and navigate to system -> app. In this folder, find Launcher_X.X.X_*.apk and com.facebook.lite.apk – delete them. If it says they are not found after tapping delete, just tap delete again.

  6. Close Nox and navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and right click the hosts file and open it in Notepad (Run as Administrator if needed) or a plain text editor of your choice (e.g. Notepad++, VS Code, etc.) – once open, append the following list to the bottom of the file:

127.0.0.1 8.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 alog.umeng.com
127.0.0.1 android.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 androiden.duapp.com
127.0.0.1 api-new.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 api.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 api.mobula.sdk.duapps.com
127.0.0.1 app.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 app.static.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 app.test.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 attitude.applinzi.com
127.0.0.1 au.umeng.com
127.0.0.1 bbs.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 bi.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 bignox.com
127.0.0.1 cn.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 common.duapps.com
127.0.0.1 de.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 dev.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 download.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 en.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 es.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 feed.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 fr.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 game.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 gift.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 gray.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 group.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 hm.e.shifen.com
127.0.0.1 hmma.baidu.com
127.0.0.1 id.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 image.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 info.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ios.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 kr.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 launcher-us.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 launcher.us.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 log.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 mail.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 mis.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 mobile.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ms.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 my.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 news.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 noxagile.bceapp.com
127.0.0.1 noxagile.duapp.com
127.0.0.1 nrc.tapas.net
127.0.0.1 open.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 passport-us.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 passport.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pasta.esfile.duapps.com
127.0.0.1 pay.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ph.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 phone.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 plat-api.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 player.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pop3.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pt.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pubstatus.sinaapp.com
127.0.0.1 res02.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res05.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res06.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res09.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res11.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res12.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res.noxmobi.com
127.0.0.1 ru.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sdk.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sdk.open.inc2.igexin.com
127.0.0.1 shouyou.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sj.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sns.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 st.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 survey.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 t.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tdcv3.talkingdata.net
127.0.0.1 tl.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tracking.apptrackerlink.com
127.0.0.1 tracking.trnox.com
127.0.0.1 tui.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tv.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tw.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 unauthorized.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 union.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 user.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 vip.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 wap.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 www.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 www.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 www.yeshen.com.w.kunlungr.com

Once appended, save and close Notepad.

  1. Navigate to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Nox and open Conf.ini in the same editor used for hosts above. Once open, change the following options to the values defined below:
pop_ads_refresh_time=9223372036854775807
service_qq=0
service_qq_link=<a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#\" style=\"display: none;\"></a>
collect_behavior_enable=false
collect_behavior_interveral=9223372036854775807
root=false

Afterwards, save and close the file. Right Click it, go to Properties, and check Read Only so Nox will not revert these changes.

Once this is all done, you are free to re-open Nox and continue playing as usual.

Optimization

Ragnarok Mobile as well as a select few of other games have an in-game 2K resolution mode achievable by the iPad Pro and high-end 4K Android tablets. It can be enabled while using Nox by setting a proper resolution and DPI.

If you have already performed the steps above, you will need close Nox and temporarily uncheck Read Only on your conf.ini. Afterwards, open Nox and click the Cog on the top right and go to Advanced settings.

Performance Settings
These are computer-specific, so go to Start Menu -> Right Click My PC -> Properties and see how many cores your CPU has and how much memory you have.

Cores
Same amount as your processor has (e.g. i7-8700k has 6)

Memory
If your system has 16GB or more of memory, 8096MB is more than sufficient.
If your system has 8GB of memory, 4096MB is sufficient.
If your system has 4GB or less of memory, I'm sorry– but you shouldn't attempt 2K.

Startup settings
Width: 2560
Height: 1440
DPI: 320

Miscellaneous
Graphics rendering mode: Speed (DirectX)
Frame settings: 60
Mouse acceleration: Checked (Turn off mouse acceleration in Windows)

@midniteghost
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midniteghost commented Sep 30, 2020

Can someone confirm if these changes , the debloating has increased the performance of nox compared to regular version?

I personally reverted it back to default after a few days, with the HOSTS file edited it prevents nox from being able to download new Instances of the emulator (via multi instance manager) and with the Config file set on Read only you cant make any changes to existing instances without first unchecking Read only on config file.

Just seemed like to much of a headache and I saw literally zero improvement in performance but games were running fine before.

Perhaps this would be more beneficial on slower hardware or if Nox calling home is a little weird to you (Understandable).

PC i7 8700K / 16GB / RTX 2070 / Win 10.

@stevenmchoi
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stevenmchoi commented Oct 16, 2020

For you MacOS users.. with less adware.$HOME/Library/Application Support/NoxAppPlayer/conf/conf.ini

collect_behavior_enable=false
collect_behavior_interval=9223372036854775807
service_qq=0
service_qq_link=<a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#\" style=\"display: none;\"></a>

Thanks! This is the right way for MacOS users!

Note: Be sure to lock the file (Right-click > "Get Info" > [x] Locked) before running Nox. I forgot and service_qq_link became "<a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#\" style=\"display: none;\"></a>", w/ quotes around it, resulting in no change to the speed whatsoever. When I removed the quotes and locked the file before running Nox, I was surprised at how smooth it ran!

@CapoFantasma97
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CapoFantasma97 commented Nov 5, 2020

Wouldn't there be any actually good Android emulation software rather than risking it with dishonest programs?

@aranapatona
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aranapatona commented Dec 21, 2020

Wouldn't there be any actually good Android emulation software rather than risking it with dishonest programs?

hmm maybe try Bliss OS

@jjhayter
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jjhayter commented Jan 3, 2021

Latest unique list for the host file (I combined all I found in this thread and is good to go as is.

`

Block NOX from calling home

127.0.0.1 8.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 alog.umeng.com
127.0.0.1 android.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 androiden.duapp.com
127.0.0.1 api.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 api.mobula.sdk.duapps.com
127.0.0.1 api.noxinfluencer.com
127.0.0.1 api-new.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 app.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 app.static.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 app.test.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 attitude.applinzi.com
127.0.0.1 au.umeng.com
127.0.0.1 bbs.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 bi.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 bignox.com
127.0.0.1 cn.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 common.duapps.com
127.0.0.1 de.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 dev.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 download.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 en.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 es.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 feed.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 fr.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 game.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 gift.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 gray.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 group.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 hm.e.shifen.com
127.0.0.1 hmma.baidu.com
127.0.0.1 id.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 image.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 info.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ios.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 kr.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 launcher.us.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 launcher-us.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 log.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 mail.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 mis.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 mobile.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ms.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 my.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 news.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 noxagile.bceapp.com
127.0.0.1 noxagile.duapp.com
127.0.0.1 nrc.tapas.net
127.0.0.1 open.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 passport.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 passport-us.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pasta.esfile.duapps.com
127.0.0.1 pay.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ph.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 phone.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 plat-api.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 player.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pop3.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pt.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pubstatus.sinaapp.com
127.0.0.1 res.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res.noxmobi.com
127.0.0.1 res02.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res05.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res06.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res09.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res11.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res12.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ru.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sdk.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sdk.open.inc2.igexin.com
127.0.0.1 shouyou.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sj.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sns.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 st.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 survey.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 t.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tdcv3.talkingdata.net
127.0.0.1 tl.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tracking.apptrackerlink.com
127.0.0.1 tracking.trnox.com
127.0.0.1 tui.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tv.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tw.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 unauthorized.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 union.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 user.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 vip.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 wap.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 www.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 www.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 www.yeshen.com.w.kunlungr.com
`

@BGMaxie
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BGMaxie commented Jan 5, 2021

Thanks for the guide, btw, I have a question:

service_qq=0

service_qq_link=<a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#\" style=\"display: none;\"></a>

this I did not find in any part of the conf.ini archive, do I insert it somewhere or is it irrelevant if it isn't there? Thanks in advance.

@veneilija
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veneilija commented Jan 19, 2021

Great information here, thanks! Perhaps someone could help me with another Nox problem?
I'm running Nox 7.0.0.8 in Win10 PC in my boat because I want to use an Android navigation app. It works fine but when the nav app tries to receive data from GPS then Nox starts V-loc location simulator, which prevents receiving the real data.
I even found gps.msm8084.so file from /system/lib/7hw and removed it. Then the V-loc is disabled but on the other hand the nav app thinks that GPS is off even if there is GPS in one of the USB ports.
Maybe the gps.msm8084.so file should be edited but that's beyond my skills. Any ideas?

@aranapatona
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aranapatona commented Jan 27, 2021

Great information here, thanks! Perhaps someone could help me with another Nox problem?
I'm running Nox 7.0.0.8 in Win10 PC in my boat because I want to use an Android navigation app. It works fine but when the nav app tries to receive data from GPS then Nox starts V-loc location simulator, which prevents receiving the real data.
I even found gps.msm8084.so file from /system/lib/7hw and removed it. Then the V-loc is disabled but on the other hand the nav app thinks that GPS is off even if there is GPS in one of the USB ports.
Maybe the gps.msm8084.so file should be edited but that's beyond my skills. Any ideas?

try to spoof your location to one that works for receiving your data?
or maybe this can help you:
https://apkpure.com/usb-gps/com.xjm.gps

@veneilija
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veneilija commented Jan 27, 2021

try to spoof your location to one that works for receiving your data?
or maybe this can help you:
https://apkpure.com/usb-gps/com.xjm.gps

Thanks aranapatona,
I found another solution. I tried Bluestacks and there my navigation app and external GPS work together with no problem. As it looks pretty much similar to Nox I then switched to Bluestacks.

@Animus120
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Animus120 commented Feb 6, 2021

Should I switch to BlueStack? Which one is safer? I heard a while back that BlueStack had some issue with calling home/mining and whatnot?

@aranapatona
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aranapatona commented Feb 8, 2021

Yes i think you should switch, since with nox there are usually no answers from devs, I had one nox that my keyboard *physical didnt work ( and another one that did work, it was like that for months, no answer from devs or patch, just switched and forgot about it. regarding home calls etc, nox does it a lot too, so thats why thres a need to debloat it

@veneilija
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veneilija commented Feb 9, 2021

Of course it would be great if someone made a similar debloating scheme also for Bluestacks. (If it's necessary?)

@callmenemo491
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callmenemo491 commented Feb 9, 2021

another one of their domains:
ssp-3-9f58.trnox.com

@Krokkan
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Krokkan commented Mar 5, 2021

So, I installed nox, learned of it's shenanigans, and am attempting to uninstall all the stuff related to it. I've gone through the registry, used control f to search for anything still on my pc, deleted the installer, the app, and uninstalled it through windows. I never booted it up and actually used it however. Is there anything else I need to go through and delete? I know this may be a weird place to ask this, I just don't know where else to ask.

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Log1x commented Mar 5, 2021

I've gone through the registry, used control f to search for anything still on my pc, deleted the installer, the app, and uninstalled it through windows

sounds like you covered all of the necessary bases

@midniteghost
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midniteghost commented Mar 5, 2021

So, I installed nox, learned of it's shenanigans, and am attempting to uninstall all the stuff related to it. I've gone through the registry, used control f to search for anything still on my pc, deleted the installer, the app, and uninstalled it through windows. I never booted it up and actually used it however. Is there anything else I need to go through and delete? I know this may be a weird place to ask this, I just don't know where else to ask.

Just for future reference Revo Uninstaller is great for doing full uninstalls (cleans traces in registry / hidden folders etc).

You load Revo, select a program from the list and click Uninstall up top (next to Refresh), when its done uninstalling click Scan(Moderate) and it'll find any left over files etc then if it finds anything just click Select all & Delete.

I've been using it for years the free version of Revo is thorough enough and they even have a portable version https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo-uninstaller-free-download/

@callmenemo491
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callmenemo491 commented Mar 14, 2021

block this domain (lots of reports that it is malicious) which Nox talks to:
127.0.0.1 googleclubstore.com

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speediegq commented Apr 19, 2021

This is really cool however if you're willing to do this, you might as well just run Android in a virtual machine of your choice. There are a lot of projects, including Android x86 which are mostly free of bloat. You can also run Android using Android Studio. Of course, using Nox has some advantages too.

Still though, good job on this!

@TameemS
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TameemS commented May 6, 2021

For whoever uses or plans to switch to MEmu. I have made a similar guide to this
Feel free to provide feedback in the comments there.

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lenicyl commented Dec 3, 2021

This is really cool however if you're willing to do this, you might as well just run Android in a virtual machine of your choice. There are a lot of projects, including Android x86 which are mostly free of bloat. You can also run Android using Android Studio. Of course, using Nox has some advantages too.

Installing android on virtual machine is a pain, it never worked for me and i didnt find any fixes either

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h4rithd commented Dec 24, 2021

127.1   8.bignox.com
127.1   alog.umeng.com
127.1   android.bignox.com
127.1   androiden.duapp.com
127.1   api.bignox.com
127.1   api.mobula.sdk.duapps.com
127.1   api-new.bignox.com
127.1   app.bignox.com
127.1   app.static.bignox.com
127.1   app.test.bignox.com
127.1   ar.bignox.com
127.1   attitude.applinzi.com
127.1   au.umeng.com
127.1   bbs.bignox.com
127.1   *.bignox.com
127.1   bignox.com
127.1   bi.yeshen.com
127.1   cn.bignox.com
127.1   common.duapps.com
127.1   de.bignox.com
127.1   dev.bignox.com
127.1   download.bignox.com
127.1   en.bignox.com
127.1   es.bignox.com
127.1   feed.bignox.com
127.1   feed-test.bignox.com
127.1   fr.bignox.com
127.1   game.bignox.com
127.1   gift.bignox.com
127.1   gray.bignox.com
127.1   group.bignox.com
127.1   hm.e.shifen.com
127.1   hmma.baidu.com
127.1   hostmaster@bignox.com
127.1   id.bignox.com
127.1   image.bignox.com
127.1   in.bignox.com
127.1   info.bignox.com
127.1   ios.bignox.com
127.1   it.bignox.com
127.1   jp.bignox.com
127.1   kr.bignox.com
127.1   launcher-us.yeshen.com
127.1   launcher.us.yeshen.com
127.1   log.bignox.com
127.1   mail.bignox.com
127.1   mis.bignox.com
127.1   mobile.bignox.com
127.1   ms.bignox.com
127.1   my.bignox.com
127.1   news.bignox.com
127.1   noxagile.bceapp.com
127.1   noxagile.duapp.com
127.1   nrc.tapas.net
127.1   open.bignox.com
127.1   operation@bignox.com
127.1   passport.bignox.com
127.1   passport-us.bignox.com
127.1   pasta.esfile.duapps.com
127.1   pay.bignox.com
127.1   ph.bignox.com
127.1   phone.bignox.com
127.1   plat-api.bignox.com
127.1   player.bignox.com
127.1   pl.bignox.com
127.1   pop3.bignox.com
127.1   pt.bignox.com
127.1   pubstatus.sinaapp.com
127.1   res02.bignox.com
127.1   res05.bignox.com
127.1   res06.bignox.com
127.1   res09.bignox.com
127.1   res11.bignox.com
127.1   res12.bignox.com
127.1   res.bignox.com
127.1   res.noxmobi.com
127.1   ru.bignox.com
127.1   sdk.bignox.com
127.1   sdk.open.inc2.igexin.com
127.1   shouyou.bignox.com
127.1   sj.bignox.com
127.1   sns.bignox.com
127.1   st.bignox.com
127.1   support.bignox.com
127.1   survey.bignox.com
127.1   t.bignox.com
127.1   tdcv3.talkingdata.net
127.1   test.bignox.com
127.1   th.bignox.com
127.1   tl.bignox.com
127.1   tracking.apptrackerlink.com
127.1   tracking.trnox.com
127.1   tr.bignox.com
127.1   tui.bignox.com
127.1   tv.bignox.com
127.1   tw.bignox.com
127.1   unauthorized.bignox.com
127.1   union.bignox.com
127.1   user.bignox.com
127.1   vip.bignox.com
127.1   vn.bignox.com
127.1   wap.bignox.com
127.1   www.bignox.com
127.1   www.yeshen.com
127.1   www.yeshen.com.w.kunlungr.com
127.1   kol.yeshen.com
127.1   yeshen.com
127.1   launcher-us.yeshen.com
127.1   support.yeshen.com
127.1   pay.yeshen.com
127.1   passport.yeshen.com
127.1   www.yeshen.com
127.1   influencer.yeshen.com

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Chaython commented Jan 12, 2022

While blocking these nox attempts to makes over 500 connections, seems very malicious.

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IllegalCommand commented Mar 31, 2022

Took the multiple lists here and just combined them...

#
127.0.0.1 8.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 alog.umeng.com
127.0.0.1 android.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 androiden.duapp.com
127.0.0.1 api.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 api.mobula.sdk.duapps.com
127.0.0.1 api-new.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 app.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 app.static.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 app.test.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ar.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 attitude.applinzi.com
127.0.0.1 au.umeng.com
127.0.0.1 bbs.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 *.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 bignox.com
127.0.0.1 bi.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 cn.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 common.duapps.com
127.0.0.1 de.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 dev.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 download.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 en.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 es.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 feed.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 feed-test.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 fr.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 game.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 gift.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 gray.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 group.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 hm.e.shifen.com
127.0.0.1 hmma.baidu.com
127.0.0.1 hostmaster@bignox.com
127.0.0.1 id.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 image.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 in.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 info.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ios.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 it.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 jp.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 kr.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 launcher-us.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 launcher.us.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 log.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 mail.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 mis.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 mobile.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ms.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 my.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 news.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 noxagile.bceapp.com
127.0.0.1 noxagile.duapp.com
127.0.0.1 nrc.tapas.net
127.0.0.1 open.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 operation@bignox.com
127.0.0.1 passport.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 passport-us.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pasta.esfile.duapps.com
127.0.0.1 pay.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 ph.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 phone.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 plat-api.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 player.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pl.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pop3.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pt.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 pubstatus.sinaapp.com
127.0.0.1 res02.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res05.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res06.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res09.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res11.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res12.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 res.noxmobi.com
127.0.0.1 ru.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sdk.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sdk.open.inc2.igexin.com
127.0.0.1 shouyou.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sj.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 sns.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 st.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 support.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 survey.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 t.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tdcv3.talkingdata.net
127.0.0.1 test.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 th.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tl.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tracking.apptrackerlink.com
127.0.0.1 tracking.trnox.com
127.0.0.1 tr.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tui.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tv.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 tw.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 unauthorized.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 union.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 user.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 vip.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 vn.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 wap.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 www.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 www.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 www.yeshen.com.w.kunlungr.com
127.0.0.1 kol.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 support.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 pay.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 passport.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 influencer.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 googleclubstore.com
127.0.0.1 api.noxinfluencer.com
127.0.0.1 www.bignox.com
127.0.0.1 www.yeshen.com
127.0.0.1 www.yeshen.com.w.kunlungr.com
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@Rangdazzlah
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Rangdazzlah commented Apr 25, 2022

I don't have these lines to edit

C:\Users******\AppData\Local\Nox\conf.ini

service_qq=0
service_qq_link=<a target="_blank" href="#" style="display: none;">

Should I add them somewhere?

@sanyabeast
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sanyabeast commented Jun 7, 2022

Hi guys. Recently I have been trying to sniff Nox`s internal exe-files and realized that when I launch specific applications (google-made?)
nox_adb.exe recieves such messages:

[#] [11:48:23.17] [C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe] "C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\_nox_adb.exe C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe  connect 127.0.0.1:62001" 
[#] [11:48:23.74] [C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe] "C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\_nox_adb.exe C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe  connect 127.0.0.1:62001" 
[#] [11:48:23.93] [C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe] "C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\_nox_adb.exe C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe  -s 127.0.0.1:62001 shell netstat -au" 
[#] [11:48:24.47] [C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe] "C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\_nox_adb.exe C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe  connect 127.0.0.1:62001" 
[#] [11:48:30.71] [C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe] "C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\_nox_adb.exe C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe  connect 127.0.0.1:62001" 
[#] [11:48:33.09] [C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe] "C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\_nox_adb.exe C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe  connect 127.0.0.1:62001" 
[#] [11:48:33.29] [C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe] "C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\_nox_adb.exe C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\nox_adb.exe  -s 127.0.0.1:62001 shell content query --uri content://com.android.launcher3.PlayerProvider --projection package:base --where package='com.google.android.apps.nbu.files'" 

See the last line. I am not much familiar with adb API. Could someone plz tell wtf this command means? The only thing I am able to realize that there is some things are happening with default Nox launcher launcher3. Btw it is removed at that moment on my Nox copy so idk what is result of that.

This is not the only one thing I have found intriguing while sniffing it. Sometimes when you are launching Nox there is such call to 7za.exe

[-] [22:05:43.65] [C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\7za.exe] "C:\Apps\nox7029\bin\7za.exe  a -p347829 C:\Users\agvrn\d4ac4633ebd6440fa397b84f1bc94a3c.7z C:\Users\agvrn\rule.xml C:\Users\agvrn\state.xml" 

So here we can actually see that Nox is decompressing some passworded archive located ant %username% folder and extracts some rule.xml and state.xml files.
Ok. I have caught that archive and decompressed it myself (seems like password is constant just like zip-file name?). There is a content of extracted files

rule.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rule/>

Seems like none interesting here.

state.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<state begin_pulish_time_point="" pulish_package=""/>

A little bit more intriguing things here. Wtf is "pulish_package" means? Anyway it is emty here now and I did not even get default launcher installed after this events (I have my conf.ini unlocked for writing so Nox has less limits to install it but it did not.
Anyway I will still observing this situation.
Btw I have turned off calling the original command (so no decompression of strange xml files, only sniffing recieved commands) and it feel like Nox has no problem with it and it still works like a charm.
My objective is to improve Nox debloating process or/and result and so on.
Plz write your ideas if you have ones. I`d be very appreciated.

@brunoaduarte
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brunoaduarte commented Aug 25, 2022

When the Nox instance is created it's sized very small ~1.5 GB. After sometime it grows a lot, I have some instances that are 7 GB now. The thing is, I've not installed anything new to it. No games, nothing. What makes the instances grows so much? Is it possible to shrink the .VMDK file size back to the defaults?

@brunoaduarte
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brunoaduarte commented Aug 25, 2022

Run this in powershell to replace the Conf.ini files of existing instances, for example: "clone_Nox_1_conf.ini", "clone_Nox_2_conf.ini", etc...

Get-ChildItem $env:LOCALAPPDATA'\Nox\clone*.ini' | ForEach { (Get-Content $_) | ForEach { $_ -Replace 'pop_ads_refresh_time.*','pop_ads_refresh_time=9223372036854775807' -Replace 'collect_behavior_enable=true','collect_behavior_enable=false' -Replace 'collect_behavior_interval.*','collect_behavior_interval=9223372036854775807' -Replace 'root=true','root=false'} | Set-Content $_ }

@kingofbytes
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kingofbytes commented Aug 25, 2022

This is a great idea - I'd love to get the performance of the emulator closer to my actual phone speed with some applications in particular. Right now, some games I have installed run 'fine' but need to be faster. I read through everything here and, while it seems like good practice, I haven't seen anything that is a silver bullet.

I also tried 'configuring' nox to use my nvidia card. This seemed to apply but had zero effect on performance.

@CannotTouch
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CannotTouch commented Sep 28, 2022

any news about how remove the annoy ad popup?

@Vhozhlb
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Vhozhlb commented Oct 6, 2022

THE BEST WAY TO OPTIMIZE NOX AND REMOVE THE ANNOY POP UPS IS TO RUN THE OPTIMIZATION TOOL. I FOUND IT ONLINE AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY. HERE IT IS FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO DOWNLOAD IT.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOX OPTIMIZATION TOOL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Account created two hours ago + a positive alert in virustotal for Phishing.

I know that the message itself was more than enough evidence, but i just wanted to be sure lol

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