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Thursday, May 8, 2008

uTorrent IPFilter Updater

For all you hardcore uTorrenters out there, here's a little goodie I made for you - the uTorrent Filter Updater. Sounds fancy, but in reality it's nothing more than a batch file, gunzip, and wget cobbled together by a nice, shiny, noob-friendly WinRAR self-extractor.

As you may or may not know, uTorrent can do IPFiltering using data in an ipfilter.dat file. This potentially means getting the MPAA/RIAA off your back when you are in the middle of...unsavory activities. The updater uses the weekly-updated list from BISS/Bluetack. I was really getting tired of manually visiting the site and downloading, so why not do it the lazy/nerdy way and automate the damn process?

Once you've downloaded it just extract to the location of your choice, navigate to the new folder and run update.cmd (yeah, I know it's a shitty batch script but it definitely gets the job done). Any old ipfilter.dat file you have will be automagically replaced.

Screenshot of the Updater in action:

 

For download links and more info, check out
http://sites.google.com/site/whitehat2k9/Home/my-programs/utorrent-ipfilter-updater

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice little package... i made a small change in the batch file... added the following line before the copy command for backup purposes (maybe a bad file is downloaded or something):

move /Y "%appdata%/uTorrent/ipfilter.dat" "%appdata%/uTorrent/ipfilter.dat.old"