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    "Over the past week, some servers used for updating the anti-virus software NOD32 were labeled as anti-p2p by a popular list maker for PeerGuardian. In response, NOD32’s company, ESET, has categorised PG2 as malware in some of its latest updates."

    "It started off with Bluetack adding some IP addresses to its “Level 1 blocklist” that belonged to ESET (NOD32) update servers. “Level 1” is the term that Bluetack use for their lists containing (according to site admin ‘monk’):

    • Companies (Or organizations. I won’t repeat orgs. over and over) who are clearly involved with trying to stop filesharing.
    • Companies which anti-p2p activity has been seen from.
    • Companies that produce or have a stong financial interest in copyrighted material.
    • Government ranges or companies that have a strong financial interest in doing work for governments.
    • Legal industry ranges.
    • IPs or ranges of ISPs from which anti-p2p activity has been observed.
    The IP addresses added were 89.202.149.32 to 89.202.149.63, 89.202.157.88 to 89.202.157.95 and 89.202.157.128 to 89.202.157.159, according to this forum post on the NOD32 support forum. These blocked IP ranges contain many of the servers used to provide anti-virus signatures for NOD32. These were added to the blocklist for alleged anti-p2p activities. However, what kind of anti-p2p activity was taking place is unclear."

    Source: Full Article @ TorrentFreak
    Related: Do P2P Blocklists Keep You Safe?
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    So should we still use pg2 or what???


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    Quote Originally Posted by tweakz View Post
    So should we still use pg2 or what???
    PG2 is fine. They were just pissed that they (PG2) added their (AV) IPs to the PG2 blocklist.

    So if you used their antivirus it won't be able to update if PG2 is running. Therefore it's malware.

    Quote Originally Posted by TorrentFreak
    However, ESET has now changed it’s mind, saying “We have reconsidered detection of PeerGuardian and it will be removed in the upcoming update. However, we will actively continue protecting our users from blacklists that contain the IP addresses (ranges) of our update servers and thus preventing our paying or trial users receiving updates and keeping their computers protected.”
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    I never used PG2 at all cos PG2 consider the whole Malaysia is anti P2P.

    I think their blocklist is ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulun64 View Post
    I never used PG2 at all cos PG2 consider the whole Malaysia is anti P2P.

    I think their blocklist is ridiculous.

    Well if it keeps you safe and hidden, is it not worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaak View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ulun64 View Post
    I never used PG2 at all cos PG2 consider the whole Malaysia is anti P2P.
    I think their blocklist is ridiculous.
    Well if it keeps you safe and hidden, is it not worth it?
    To Think PG2 keeps you safe and hidden is ridiculous...
    The only thing that could really help you being safe and hidden is a VPN Connection using another IP that the one you are using to update from PG2...
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    Here's somethin' I posted awhile back: Do P2P Blocklists Keep You Safe?
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    Well I think its funny two big kids on the block having a pissing contest or better yet , pulling their little dicks out and having a sword fight .

    I don't use PeerGuardian , never have never will and I wouldn't use a Nod32 Eset " Legit " update server either . Problem solved !

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    I don't use PeerGuardian , never have never will and I wouldn't use a Nod32 Eset " Legit " update server either . Problem solved !
    ditto

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    Im waiting for PG to be compatible with Vista,

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