This is an expanded list for protection against malware, spammers and other abusers of gnutella. It is compiled from many sources, including the lists from BlueTack Internet Security Systems and my own scans of the network for defective nodes, over a dozen types of trojan, the top ten worms and about a dozen classes of spam. It was started in 2004 for BearShare, then LimeWire started using it in 2006 and FrostWire acquired the capability soon afterwards.
It has grown to fit the task over the past 5 years and has become effective against all kinds of hazards while
enhancing performance (despite it’s size) due to steadily improving intelligence on every kind of threat on Gnutella. It now averages 400,000 rules, effectively blocking everything but us.
Needless to say, this makes for a large list. It tend to cut the noise level down so you can get
some searching done without having to wade through mountains of trash. Now it’s just hills. 🙂
How to use the list:
- Download the list
- Unzip the file and copy the file “hostiles.txt” to your FrostWire settings directory. (Replace any hostiles.txt if you had any since the lists are often updated)
- Start/Restart FrostWire
Where’s the FrostWire Settings Folder?
In Windows it could be on any of these two locations:
C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_NAME\Application Data\FrostWire
C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_NAME\.frostWire
In Mac OSX
Once you’ve done this, you’ll hardly see any fake search results, and your FrostWire will consume less bandwidth from incoming unwanted queries