Spyware blocklist for Kerio 2.1.5?

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  1. FWS

    FWS Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I use Kerio 2.1.5 with an old spyware blocklist on Win XP. Anyone who knows whether there are more current (ready to use) spyware blocklists for KPF 2.1.5 than the three listed at Sponge's website?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Frits
     
  2. DarkButterfly

    DarkButterfly Registered Member

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    In what format are those lists?

    For example, does it block domains, IPs, etc and how?

    Could you put an example here?
     
  3. FWS

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    Hi,

    I don't know what formats those lists are. They have a .bin extension. You can view them at the URL I mentioned above. The blocklists are IP ranges. In Kerio they look like this:

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    Thanks again.
     
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  4. DarkButterfly

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    I didn't find no info regarding spyware/anyother block lists for Kerio. I'm guessing that's because after it got bought by Sunbelt, Sunbelt took that feature off? No idea. I don't know if the free version of Sunbelt firewall allows to add block lists, as I do not use it.

    What I can advice you, if you want ready to use block lists, is to install PeerGuardian (free and open sourced) and use the lists in here. Here you will find the spyware block list they provide.

    Hope it helps you.
     
  5. noone_particular

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    Those bin files are actually Kerio rulesets with a different file extension. Kerio will import them. While they do block access to a number of sites, that kind of list is never up to date or complete. If you load those rules, you'll have to rebuild the rules for your apps, DNS settings, network settings, etc. Kerio doesn't merge rulesets together.

    Blocklists have limited security value. They're useful for ad blocking and such but are not recent enough to protect against malicious sites, which change quickly. IMO, there's better ways to implement a blocklist, starting with the hosts file. Peer Guardian is another. These are much easier to update. For FireFox users, there's ad-block, flash-block and NoScript, which can block undesired content without being address specific. More advanced users can use Proxomitron, which works with all browsers, which enables you to block most any type of content selectively.
     
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    Thanks, noone_particular and DarkButterfly for your advice re. PeerGuardian. I'll give it a try.

    Cheers,
    Frits
     
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