Before I go on, there has been problems with trying to connect to Bluetack's web site, and I'm not sure when it'll be back up, which means the links posted here may not work.
PeerGuardian 2 users... You are urged to make sure your PeerGuardian 2 is updated with all of their "blocklists
" (there are 20
lists). If your PeerGuardian 2 shows that you have 6 List - 6 Lists Up To Date
(default list) then you need to add the other 14 lists to it. Your list should be blocking at least 20 lists.
You can get PeerGuardian 2
by going here: http://phoenixlabs.org/
Although this list has been broken down for the PeerGuardian 2 users. You can also visit http://www.bluetack.co.uk
and download the Blocklist Manager
, which has all of the lists listed here, plus others.. that aren't mentioned here.
To add these lists to your PeerGuardian 2, (and you should add them after reading this).. simply do this:
With PeerGuardian 2 already open
Click on the List Manager
Then click on the Add
Then click on the Add URL
radio button, then using the drop-down list, and select the list you want to use... I suggest you add them all to your "Blocked" list. At least 6 of them are already loaded in your PeerGuardian 2. In the description area, give it a name that you can identify when PeerGuardian blocks from that list. I simply used the names of the file itself as the description. Example:
level1 list.... my description is Level 1
bogon list... my description is Bogon
trojan list... my description is Trojan
and so on.....
After you do the above, close out the window by clicking on the "X
" in the upper right corner and it will update your PeerGuardian 2 with the lists.
Below is a description of the lists, and why you should load them into your PeerGuardian 2.LEVEL 1 BLACKLIST
This list blocks known anti-p2p companies / p2p trackers like Mediasentry , Mediaforce , and known fake p2p file sources from companies like Overpeer. The list also contains all known Government / Military / Science / Research Labs and Bad Education facilities IP addresses collected by the Bluetack Team. Basically this list will block all kinds of internet connections that most people would rather not have during their internet travels.
For more information on this list check the Anti-P2P research section here:http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showforum=69
---------------------# PLEASE NOTE #The Level.txt list is recommended for general P2P users , but it all comes down to your personal choice. Have a look through each of the lists and decide if you want to use them or not, please do not blame anyone if something is blocked , because they probably will not remove any of the ranges from any of the lists unless it is a major mistake or causes severe problems.
---------------------LEVEL 2 LIST
The level 2 Corp blocklist includes banks , financial institutions , Corporations etc.SPYWARE LIST
This list is a compilation of known malicious "SPYWARE" and "ADWARE" IP Address ranges. It is compiled from various sources, including other available Spyware Blacklists, HOSTS files , from research found at many of the top Anti-Spyware forums and the logs of Spyware victims, and also from the Malware research section at Bluetack.
For more information on this list check here:http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showforum=83DShield Recommended List
This list contains known Hackers and such people in it.Microsoft List
This list covers all the known Microsoft Corp and all their known associated IP ranges from around the world.AD TRACKERS
Ad - Tracking Sites
This list is constructed to block connections from advertising / marketing research data tracking sites, bad pop-ups .
For more information, check the research section here:http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showforum=70Educational Institution Ranges / EDUS
This list contains all known Educational institutions / University IP ranges.TROJAN LIST
This list has been compiled from firewall logs recording intrusion attempts on known and common Trojan ports. Trojan / spyware hijacks from websites are added to the Spyware hijack list.SPIDERS LIST
Automated software programs knows as spiders or bots, survey the Web and build their databases for search engines and some are used to track people down to automatically serve them with copyright violation notices.
.(Walkman).. That's very interesting to know.
This list was intended to be used by webmasters to block hostile spiders from their sites.Note: Google and other Search engines are blocked by this list.
For more information on this list go here:http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=4356Master Exclusions
This is a list of websites and other IP's you are recommended NOT to block.Note: When you permanently allow an ip address, it automatically gets put into this list.Range Testing
This list contains addresses of suspicious IP's that are under investigation. If you get a hit from one of the addresses in this list, report it to the Range Testing Reports section of the Forums at: http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showforum=149IANA - Bogon - Hijacked - Blackists
Information on what these lists contain and their pupose:IANA Multicast List
IANA Private List
IANA Reserved List
Below is a short description of what is in this list:Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) List:
These are the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority lists. They are for reserved listings and IP addresses that are supposedly not in use as of yet. This list (IANA Private) and possibly the other IANA lists contain IP Ranges that will conflict with your connection if you are on a home network or a company network. You should add the IP's or Ranges that your network uses to your Exclusions list in the Blocklist Manager.
For more information on IANA go here:http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=1057
Another important post for information on common IP ranges you may have trouble with and need to unblock to prevent internet connection issues http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=6379Bogon List:
This list is automatically generated daily from a list published at:http://www.completewhois.com/bogons/What is a bogon and why should it be blocked?From CompleteWhois.com:
"Bogons is the name used to describe IP blocks not allocated by IANA and RIRs to ISPs and organizations plus all other IP blocks that are reserved for private or special use by RFCs (the actual term "bogons" comes from word "bogus", as in bogus IP announcements).
As these IP blocks are not allocated or specially reserved, such IP blocks should not be routable and used on the internet, however some of these IP blocks do appear on the net primarily used by those individuals and organizations that are often specifically trying to avoid being identified and are often involved in such activities as DoS attacks, email abuse, hacking and other security problems. These activities obviously pose great danger to everyone and ISPs should try to filter all these bad IP routes and we are trying to help in that by working to create complete detailed list of unassigned bogon ips based on whois data."
In other words, if you get hit by an IP address from this range, then they have spoofed their IP address and they, most likely, are trying to do something untoward.Hijacked List:
This list is automatically updated from:http://www.completewhois.com/hijacked/What is a Hijacked IP Block and why would I want to block it?From Completewhois.com:
"Hijacked IP space" are IP blocks that are being used without permission by organizations that have no relation to original organization (or its legal successor) that received the IP block. In essence it's stealing of somebody else's IP resources."
These ranges are being used illegally and are most likely being used for illegal activities. They should not be being used and should therefore be blocked.Non-LAN List:
This list blocks LAN [Local Area Network] IP ranges.
It is only recommended for use by people that do not have home networks and want to block the IANA Private address ranges which should not be used on the internet.Templist
This is a list of people who have been
reported for bad deeds in p2p. Having
files that contain viruses and many other
things. You can get the list here:http://www.bluetack.co.uk/config/templist.txt
There are other lists in which a person can load and use, but this list is for those that are using PeerGuardian 2, because they're listed in the program for you. PLEASE USE THEM.
If you want to use more lists than mentioned here, you can go to http://www.bluetack.co.uk
and download them into your PeerGuardian 2 AND
you can also get the Blocklist Manager
from their web site at http://www.bluetack.co.uk
I hope this helps you to protect your privacy and keep you virus and trouble-free while you're on the Internet.
Also, if you are using PeerGuardian 2 (you should) or you're just now using it for the 1st time, post here that you are, and I have a few simple tricks/tips to help you customize it.
A complete blocklist can be found at:http://www.bluetack.co.uk/modules.php?name...=Blacklists+FAQ
Be safe and protect your Internet privacy.