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xcav8r369 March 20th, 2009 06:41 PM

SICK OF SPAM IP's stealing my bandwidth to upload junk files!!
I don't mind being an ultrapeer for other users but I'm sick of spammer IP's using my bandwidth to send their crap.
Here's what I've found out:
I found free sites where you can get info on IP's. (Even the ones with mostly letters and weird looking code. Like: CPE001636640878-CM00111A59BCEC.CPE.NET and
I think IPCHECKING.COM is the easiest to use.

After typing in endless lists of IP addresses found on LW (under my 'Hosts' column in the 'Connection' tab)...I got sick of typing. About 65% of the addresses I put in were Blacklisted Spam IP's.
They pop up faster than you can Block them and faster than you can Remove them.
Spam IP's either:
1. Send nothing but SPAM
2. Are small time spammers using their personal internet accounts
3. Are open-relays (not properly configured mail servers allowing anyone to use them)
4. Spam friendly ISP's that allow their customers to run amuck, hacking and spamming (Adelphia and Comcast are PRIME examples!!)

They have no legal right to spam you. It's YOUR bandwidth they are connecting to and taking resources from.

I found an amazing program listed way back in LW's old forums. "Peerguardian". I installed it. It worked like magic. My download speeds were consistently over 200kB/s...(whereas before I was lucky to maintain 45-70kB/s with broadband wireless!)
After only minutes it was blocking over 10 million bad IP's. My download speeds were flying!
:confused: Then I found out that it's still in beta stage and doesn't work so great with Vista (which I have) or Windows 7.
What a surprise - nothing works with Vista :tease:
Ok, but Peerguardian worked SO WELL while it was running that I'm not giving up on it. I'm sticking with it until they fix it.
Maybe this will help some of you who have other windows versions.

P.S. NEVER download anything video until you Right Click on the file in the search column.....scroll down to Advanced>Lookup file with Bitzi.

_Mannequin_ April 12th, 2009 03:31 AM

Sounds very good, Must try this.

Lord of the Rings April 12th, 2009 09:56 PM

Just one note about Peerguardian. They add ip's to their blacklist but do not go back & double-check them any time afterward. Thus, they do in fact block some good ip addresses. Many people including spammers use dynamic ip addresses which change after a few days or weeks.

Second thing of note is on some people's systems, PG may use up a lot or system rescources. However, it will definitely block out a lot of bad ip addresses. ;)

papi cuevas June 7th, 2010 03:58 PM

i am a new member I upgraded tolimewire pro anD I am getting worst resultu than when I was in basic also it is posible to have 2 versions of lime wire in the same compuetr

Crickett July 31st, 2010 08:46 AM

peerblock is the predosessor to peergaurdian and works like a charm. Its free and you can go on tto get lists of known spammers to block. :) i use it and my LW is alot faster now.

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