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Problems updating peerguardian 2

In 2007, Bluetack/Peer Guardian 2 were criticized for blocking denis.stalker.h3q.com, the second largest Bit Torrent tracker as of December 2007, as an "Anti-P2P" address, and claiming that its maintainers (whose tracking software "Opentracker" is also used by The Pirate Bay) were conspiring with the MPAA and Media Defender.

With the blocklist manager application, users can add these sites to a "Safe list" allowing them to continue using the Games and websites without interference from Peer Guardian.

Unfortunately this meant that lists became very large and cost a lot of bandwidth to distribute, heralding the construction of the smaller binary formats.

The format is as follows: the P2P blocklist used by Peer Guardian has been provided by "Bluetack Internet Security Solutions". S) that would spider whois servers to create a map of the internet and all of its IP Addresses.

Peer Guardian Lite is a derivative of Peer Guardian 2 made to consume as little CPU and RAM as possible.

It has no UI or options and consists of a single tray icon.

The Windows version of this program has been discontinued in favor of other applications (Phoenix Labs encourage current Peer Guardian users to migrate to Peer Block which is based on Peer Guardian 2 Development on Peer Guardian started in late 2002, led by programmer Tim Leonard.

The first public version was released in 2003, at a time when the music industry started to sue individual file sharing users (a change from its previous stance that it would not target consumers with copyright infringement lawsuits).

Besides the original criticism of Version 1 being slow and buggy, most other criticism of Peer Guardian is around the actual technique used to block peers.