By Deane Barker on July 14, 2003

PeerGuardian 2 – IP Database: This is a database of IP addresses known to be in use by big media. New file sharing programs like Kazaa++ and KazaaLite are using the database to block inbound probes from these addresses, thus thwarting attempts from the RIAA to find out who you are. ExtremeTech has more:

“The new versions contain several features designed to foil scanning attempts. PeerGuardian attempts to catalog a range of IP addresses used by or suspected to be used by labels, the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, and other agencies. The database is built by contributions of individual users, although the methodology used to determine and verify the IP addresses is unclear.”



  1. It has come to our attention that a group called has put a modified version of PeerGuardian on On install it will try to install a program called qutrit bar.

    We at have never released a build with that version number and we have nothing to do with this release. due to the licensing of PeerGuardian 1.x we can not force them to take their version down at the moment.

    Up to now more than 95,000 people have fallen for this fake. please do not download this fake version. Warn your friends about it. Spread the word on other p2p forums.

    For official, nonspyware versions, please visit

    Thanks, The Methlabs Team

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