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How to install IPFilter updater for uTorrentPortable

#1 Post by Magibon » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:26 pm

This tutorial will show you how to install IPFilter µpdater to an existing uTorrent installation, and edit uTorrent to handle the trash left behind by IPFilter µpdater.
(AppData\Roaming\WinRAR folder is created during IPFilter µpdates)

This assumes you're using uTorrentPortable by PortableApps.com.
The IPFilter µpdater is a sophisticated, yet very straight-forward and simple batch script to automatically update your ipfilter (?) for the most bittorrent clients. The initial version was created for µTorrent (hence the symbolic 'µ'-pun). Nowadays, it also supports Halite, BitSpirit, BitTorrent & Vuze.

It uses a standalone version of Wget *, the UnRAR command line executable by Alexander Roshal *, a nice looking icon and is compiled within in a highly compressed self-extracting archive, to simplify the process of installing.
1. Download IPFilter µpdater.

2. Install (extract) into uTorrentPortable\App\uTorrent.

3. A shortcut will be created on the Desktop, move it to desired location.
(if it's missing, simply create a shortcut from uTorrentPortable\App\uTorrent\µpdater.bat.

4. Navigate to: uTorrentPortable\App\AppInfo\Launcher.

5. Open uTorrentPortable.ini in Notepad or any editor.

6. Add

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-=%APPDATA%\WinRAR
under [DirectoriesMove], then save.
View screenshot for further assistance.

7. Launch IPFilter µpdater, it will update then close.

8. Now launch uTorrentPortable, and ensure it says "Loaded ipfilter.dat" under Logger tab. (view screenshot)

9. Also ensure ipfilter.enable is set to "true", which is the default settings. (view screenshot)

10. That's it..

NOTE: this should NOT be your only solution for privacy. I recommend using multiple security measures. PeerBlockPortable is also highly recommended.

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Re: How to install IPFilter updater for uTorrentPortable

#2 Post by webfork » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:05 pm

Just saw this ... very cool, thanks. Did some more digging on this as a built-in filter makes a lot more sense than running something alongside (e.g. Peerblock).

This program hasn't been updated since 2009, but it's simplicity makes that issue sort of moot, especially since it's the filter it downloads is from July, 2013.

Also, a little more of a synopsis if this ever makes it to one of the entries:

Short version: An ipfilter could make your p2p downloads safer, faster and more reliable, even if it's just a little bit.

Long version: An ipfilter blocks traffic from and to bad IPs and bad ranges of IPs. The IPs which get blocked will not be able to upload files to you or to download files from you. These hosts are usually fake, created to collect private information about which files you download and will only upload fake parts of the real thing you're trying to download. All this will make your privacy on the web even more fragile and results in unnecessary use of your precious bandwidth.

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Re: How to install IPFilter updater for uTorrentPortable

#3 Post by guinness » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:36 am

Why not use this IPFilter?

>> http://tbg.iblocklist.com/Lists/
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Re: How to install IPFilter updater for uTorrentPortable

#4 Post by Userfriendly » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:23 am

I've been using a .bat file to download ipfilters for utorrent. Needs CLI executables for wget/curl and 7z/rar and goes something like this.
wget -S -N "http://tbg.iblocklist.com/Lists/ipfilter.dat.gz"
7za e "ipfilter.dat.gz" -aoa

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Re: How to install IPFilter updater for uTorrentPortable

#5 Post by webfork » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:26 pm

guinness wrote:Why not use this IPFilter?

>> http://tbg.iblocklist.com/Lists/
I think the idea is that it's auto-updating. Does uTorrent pull that automatically?

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Re: How to install IPFilter updater for uTorrentPortable

#6 Post by guinness » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:39 pm

My point was that I see people are referencing an IPFilter file that hasn't been updated in ages. The link I posted is updated regularly.

A VBScript can easily be created to download the file. Let me know if you guys get stuck.
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Re: How to install IPFilter updater for uTorrentPortable

#7 Post by guinness » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:16 pm

Here's a good VBScript File Downloader: http://www.robvanderwoude.com/vbstech_i ... wnload.php
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Re: How to install IPFilter updater for uTorrentPortable

#8 Post by Midas » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:28 am

IPFilter Updater (latest known release is v1.0.0.9) has moved to http://davidmoore.github.io/ipfilter/ (it was previously at http://ipfilter.codeplex.com/).

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