uTorrent IPFilter Updater
Not many users working with peer-to-peer programs are aware of the fact that some of the addresses they connect to are actually fake and that file sharing utilities such as uTorrent have policies enabled to protect you against them.
Filter fake IP addresses in bulk
In the case of the aforementioned program there is a small tool that can keep the list of banned IP address updated so that the chances to download a fake file or have your IP collected by various organizations are diminished.
Its name is uTorrent IPFilter Updater and the purpose is to keep the list of blocked IP addresses up-to-date. This can save the bandwidth and reduces the risk of running into files that cannot actually be used.
The program is no complicated thing to handle and all you have to do is run it, select a provider that maintains the list of addresses and initiate the update procedure.
The result should be a larger number of IP addresses uTorrent avoids. By default, the filtering features should be turned on in the file sharing program. If it isn’t, there is an easy way to do it.
Simply dive into the configuration panel and head to the advanced section. Among the options there should be an entry called “ipfilter.enable”; double-click it to turn it on and you’re set.
For best results, uTorrent IPFilter Updater should be run on a regular basis as the list is constantly refreshed.
The application makes for a simple way to avoid wasting bandwidth on fake or corrupted data. Some may find it too simple since there are no configuration options available; a useful feature would be the possibility to automatically download the latest list at a user defined time.