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General Questions

What is an IP block list?

File which applications load to block access to certain IP addresses.

What IP list should I use for security?

The choice is yours. Research the lists and figure out what you are trying to accomplish, pick your lists according to your comfort level. Just adding random lists will not necessarily make you more secure. Adding to many lists will might hinder your internet experience. So choose lists carefully.

What IP list should I use if I only P2P?

The choice is yours. Block list Level 1, Bogon, Templist, and Range Test are the most used for P2P. Research the lists and figure out what you are trying to accomplish, pick your lists according to your comfort level. Just adding random lists will not necessarily make you more secure. Adding to many lists will might hinder your internet experience. So choose lists carefully.

Block List FAQ

What is in level 1 block list?

Content: Anti-p2p companies, Fake p2p file sources, Government, Military, Science, Research Labs, Bad Education facilities, and more.

Use: Recommended for P2P users. High security risk!

What is in level 2 block list?

Content: Banks, Financial Institutions, Corporations, and more.

Use: Medium security risk!

What is in level 3 block list?

Content: IP's which do not belong in level 1 or level 2 lists.

Use: Medium security risk!

What is in Microsoft block list?

Content: Microsoft Corp and associates IP's

Use: To block Microsoft Corp and associated IP ranges.

What is in Spyware block list?

Content: Malicious SPYWARE, ADWARE, and MALWARE.

Use:

What is in Ads block list?

Content: Advertising trackers, bad/intrusive porn sites.

Use: To block connections from advertising / marketing research data tracking sites, bad pop-ups .

What is in EDU block list?

Content: Educational institutions.

Use:

What is in IANA Multicast block list?

Content:

Use:

What is in IANA Private block list?

Content:

Use:

What is in IANA Reserved block list?

Content:

Use:

What is in templist block list?

Content:

Use:

What is in trojan block list?

Content: Trojan IP's

Use: To block trojan intrusion attempts.

What is in spider block list?

Content: Spider & Bot IP's

Use: Automated software programs knows as spiders or bots, survey the Web and build their databases for search engines and some are used to track people down to automatically serve them with copyright violation notices. This list was intended to be used by webmasters to block hostile spiders from their sites.
Note: Google and other Search engines are blocked by this list.

What is in DShield block list?

Content: Known Hackers IP's

Use: To block known Hackers and such people.