Using IPFilter Updater
- Run IPFilter Updater if you haven’t already
- Wait a moment while the list of list mirrors is downloaded from SourceForge.net
- A mirror close to you will automatically be selected, but you may also manually choose one
- Click Go
Once the list has downloaded and extracted, you can click the X in the top-right corner to close the utility
Configuring uTorrent to use the IPFilter
You will only have to do this once
- Open up uTorrent
- Go to the Options > Preferences menu
- Select the Advanced option in the tree
Find ipfilter.enabled in the list and make sure it’s set to true
- Click OK
Updating the IPFilter
You should update the list often (at least once a month)
- Run IPFilter Updater as usual to update the list
Getting uTorrent to pick up the updated list
If uTorrent is running when the ipfilter is updated, you have a couple of options to get it to reload the filter:
- Exit and restart uTorrent
- Select a torrent in your list, click the Peers tab in the bottom panel, right click in the list and choose Reload IPFilter.
Verifying uTorrent is reading the ipfilter:
In the Logger tab, you should see something similar to “Loaded ipfilter.dat (xxxxxx entries)”
What is “IPFilter Updater”?
It’s a small Windows application that will download and update an ipfilter list for uTorrent
What is an ipfilter?
An ipfilter list is a simple (but usually very large) list of addresses and ranges of malicious peers that will transmit junk data (i.e. anti-P2P) or peers that may be intrusive on your net privacy.
Why do I need an ipfilter?
For privacy and more reliable peers
Why do I need IPFilter Updater?
It will make it easier to download a list, and keep it up to date
Where does the list come from?
I do not maintain the list. The list is currently obtained from here, but IPFilter will be changed to allow you to obtain lists from other sources soon.
This program was originally written for a blog post in 2009