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Two signatures called Win32/Peer Guardian were added in update number 2894 on the 21st of Feb, with another 5 added in update number 2895 the following day.
These updates identify the Peer Guardian application as malware, and offer the user the ability to deal with the ‘infection’.
It started off with Bluetack adding some IP addresses to its “Level 1 blocklist” that belonged to ESET (NOD32) update servers.
Development of this title has been discontinued by the original authors, but has been continued by a new team under the name of Peer Block.Peer Guardian works by blocking connections to and from hosts that are defined by the software's blocklists.Features Peer Guardian's features include: Installation on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 is quick and trouble-free; additionally, the user interface is clean and can be easily figured out.However, what kind of anti-p2p activity was taking place is unclear.Bluetack administrator ‘m00re’ told Torrent Freak that the IPs were added because “someone noticed them on a torrent”.