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BT Guard for Mobile

Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    7,733
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 29, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trial); $9.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    283.7KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Mobile
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1 stars

"Experienced Techy can only get this working."

April 08, 2012  |  By doonebug

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

If you get it working, it works well. In case my waste of time helps anyone else, I'm putting my experience in the Summary.

Cons

Major support issues -- or lack thereof. Any information you can dig up, has to come from internet blogs. It took me 5 (FIVE) days to get BTGuard working -- with some added luck.

Summary

I don't know if you need to do "ALL" of these directives, but this is what I did to get the BTGuard PROXY to work with uTorrent or BitTorrent -- which only took 5 days of reading internet blogs and a stroke of luck.

After Frostwire screwed up my computer with either a virus or corruption, I restored my computer from an image backup. I then turned to uTorrent + BitTorrent programs. First, uTorrent and BitTorrent are the same program. The first being open source software with less memmory usage.

(A) Set up a network VPN BTGuard connection. See --> https://btguard.com/vpn
You must get this connection functioning first. Close the VPN connection down for now.

(B) If you are running a Firewall, be sure to allow --> vpn.btguard.com
If you have a complex Firewall, you might need the port number shown in the bittorrent program.

(C0) Set up the bittorrent program for BTGuard as demonstrated at --> https://btguard.com/utorrent.php
Now, we are going to change their settings because they are useless.

(C1) In Preferences\Connection:
--> Note the PORT used (example= 50000). Ports 49160-65534 are suppose
to be the safest to use against ISP throttling. You will have to use
the port number to make a tunnel in the router. Also make sure that the
port is not being used in Windows. Open a C: prompt window and run "netstat".
--> check "Enable UPnP port mapping". This is Universal Plug N Play.
If you are going to be using bittorrent for legal purposes, leave
this setting checked. (Assuming that your router supports UPnP.)
If you are not, this will only be a temporary checkmark.
--> check "Add Windows Firewall exception".
--> disable the Proxy Server settings with NONE.

(C2) In Preferences\BitTorrent:
--> check two boxes ONLY, "Ask tracker for scrape information" + "Allow incoming legacy connections".

(C3) Restart the bittorrent program.

(D0) Log into the router. If you don't know how to, you shouldn't be tackling this project.

(D1) Find Port Forwarding settings. The bittorrent program should be listed because we are using UPnP to automate things. Notice there are two important settings here, (1) the device/computer involved with its IP, (2) and the Application and Ports Forwarded. Notice the syntax of the PORTS >>>
TCP (protocol) Any (source input) -> 50000 (destination input)
UDP (protocol) Any (source output) -> 50000 (destination output)
Copy this information down exactly. When you go back to the BitTorrent program and UNcheck the UPnP option, this information will disappear. You have to create port forwarding rules just like it. You can make the rule now if you want as long as the same computer IP address is used for the same port forwarding rules shown in the UPnP setup.
Some routers have a pre-programed list of applications and their ports. In the Verizon router, you can find this list under the "Advanced+" "Port Forwarding Rules". My router is old[er], and the newer programs have to be manually added.
I used the "ADVANCED+" List of PORT FORWARDING RULES, went down to the bottom of the list and clicked on "add" which allowed me to specifically name the application and save it to the list. Then back in the generic port forwarding window, you can find the name of the application in the drop down list and pair it with the computer.

(D2) We are not done with the router settings yet. You may be behind two or more routers and not know it -- one in your home, and one at the ISP site. If you have a setting for DMZ Host in your router, this is the case and you have to continue to "tunnel" through the second router.
See corresponding information at: "Common Problems & Fixes For Port Forwarding" -->
http://www.pcwintech.com/common-problems-fixes-port-forwarding
Only one computer IP can be tunnelled through the DMZ. Use the IP address of the computer used in port forwarding in this setting.

(D3) In the information, "Common Problems & Fixes For Port Forwarding", it says to minimize the Firewall setting in the router to allow INCOMING and OUTGOING traffic. The router is still a hardward firewall and should still maintain security. If you are worried about this action, keep a software firewall as stated above in (B).
Reboot the router for good measure to make sure the settings were saved.

(E) In the bittorrent application, click Options\Setup Guide. Choose the closest test location in the drop down box. (You should not have the BTGuard engaged at this time.) The two tests should come back green. If not, recheck your work.

(F) In the bittorrent application, UNcheck "Enable UPnP port mapping".
(at this time the router entry for the UPnP port forwarding should disappear, and your manual entry will take over.)

(H) Engage the VPN BTGuard client. Use a web site that checks IP addresses and verify that the PROXY is working. (To know this your real internet connection IP address is found in the router.)

(I) Download the encryption program MyEnTunnel from --> https://btguard.com/encrypt.php
Run the encryption program and click YES.

(J0) Open the bittorrent application and que up a torrent download with several seeders. It should start to download.

(J1) Go back into the Preferences\Connection and enable the PROXY by clicking on "Socks5". This will stop the bittorrent client if the PROXY connection drops.

For some reason, if you have the BTGuard PROXY settings enabled in the bittorrent program when the program starts, the connection fails.

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1 stars

"Beware. This outfit sucks at customer support"

January 13, 2015  |  By nonaste

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

Sporadic protection

Cons

Absolutely zero customer support.

Summary

If you can't find a solution to your problem in their guides you are out of luck. They NEVER respond to emails. My IP was leaked by this outfit. I emailed them about the situation and they suspended my account. I found out that I was suspended when I sent a payment a day early. They emailed back, said I was suspended and my money would be refunded. I never got my money back. Go with a VPN like Torguard. Much better protection and cheaper.

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5 stars

"Works great. Highly misunderstood."

February 10, 2014  |  By scottbomb

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

Does what it says. Use the avaiable tools to test your IP address on the PORTS your torrent client uses. You must configure your own client yourself with the correct proxy server and other settings (as documented online, learn to use google...).

Cons

Occasionally there are bottlenecks that slows down the connection. Without getting into all the technical specifics, this the penalty you pay for being protected. Deal with it. Besides, it's not that bad if the seeds are good and if you do a side-by-side comparison, you'll likely find them to be fairly close in their mostly-used scenarios.

Summary

Does what they say. You must configure your client yourself. If you just download this and think you're good, you're fooling yourself. If you don't know what you're doing, don't do it.

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1 stars

"TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE"

January 25, 2014  |  By Megaman5361

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

Was working ... key word WAS.
Do not use this service.

Cons

Bad customer service.
They point you to a troubleshooter that just runs you around in circles.
STAY AWAY

Summary

A 1/4 start is all its about worth for when it did work.

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1 stars

"NO Protection & NO Support!"

December 13, 2013  |  By kushbon

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

- Seemed to work fine for about 2 months
- easy to install
- easy connection

Cons

- No response after automated confirmation of email receipt.
-Absolutely no customer support with any type of issue
- After signing up for additional 6 months, IP was immediately found.
- No protection, your IP is not hidden

Summary

While this service appeared to work at first, it's possible it never did hide IP, and it just took a while for the busters to get around to me. I sent 3 separate emails over a two week period & checked the "emergency" in their form regarding my IP being seen and receiving dozens of threatening emails in 4 days that were sent to both me and to my provider to halt downloading. I not only received no response after nearly 3 weeks, but one of my later requests to refund my payment since they did not do as advertised was promptly shown in the cue as "resolved & closed" which of course it was not, and there was no refund or contact on this matter either.

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5 stars

"ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC"

November 05, 2013  |  By Dusty

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

BT GUARD PROXY works exactly like it should that the others don't. Installed easier and faster than the other 3 companies I tried. Shows proof it's working. Comes with new Utorrent already set and you can download tracker that shows it's new IP. Last but just as important, I am downloading twice as fast as I ever have. This is the best and safest software I have ever bought. Those that are giving it bad ratings are either from when before the new owners made changes or work for competing companies. This product is amazing!

Cons

None. It's fantastic.

Summary

If you are looking for something to prevent others from finding out what you are downloading...this is the choice to make.

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1 stars

"ZERO SUPPORT, RIPOFF COMPANY"

June 19, 2013  |  By smtips

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

None, i will not say something about a company who cannot stand behind their product with support.

Cons

I would not buy this service again. I tried to contact ythem TWICE many months ago with a legitimate support question, and they completely ignored me. I refuse to do business with a company that has blatant disrespect for the people that pay them. If they can't even ACKNOWLEDGE A SUPPORT QUESTION, regardless whether they can help with it, then they are simply a faceless ripoff company and I would NEVER pay them again for such ignorance.

Summary

Do NOT buy from these people. They are claiming to provide support but do not have any. They are just taking people's money and leaving them to fend for themselves. When I pay for something I expect at least an acknowledgement when I need to open a support ticket. Their support does not exist at all.

Updated on Jun 25, 2013

UPDATE: They continue to try to bill me on an old card that no longer works, they have COMPLETELY IGNORED my requests in the last three weeks to stop this nonsense and just cancel the service. These people are criminals probably running all this through an automated billing system. There is no tech support at all (see my previous review). YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE BT GUARD.

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1 stars

"Does not work, zero support, zero communication!"

May 23, 2013  |  By lordkoos

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

None so far

Cons

Does not hide IP address as advertised. I signed up for the BTguard proxy service. I'm using Win7 on a Lenovo laptop, the software would install but not properly. There is no encryption. I am not a computer newbie, I went through all their troubleshooting steps a few times, it does not work. there is no response from them via email. I now have a paypal case opened but I think I will probably have to resovle this with my credit card company. If you try their service, use a CC so that you will have some recourse when they rip you off.

Summary

Don't waste your time, there has to be a better solution.

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1 stars

"Double billed and shocking customer service"

February 19, 2013  |  By steveobhave

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

Very easy to install

Cons

Double billed, refused to return funds and treated like dirt through their customer service. STAY WELL AWAY from them!

Summary

Thieves selling a broken product.

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4 stars

"Works for me"

February 14, 2013  |  By heartofalion28

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

Anonymity, great speeds as long as you can find peers.

Cons

Cannot use UDP trackers, Also i cannot get the BT encryption to work so i just use my clients.

Summary

So far this has been a great purchase. I just finished a download that was steadily at 1.6mb/s. If you are having issues, check your trackers list. BT cannot connect to any that start with UDP. You need to find and add HTTP trackers to your list.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work and No support"

February 07, 2013  |  By Jack_Low

 |  Version: BT Guard 2.0

Pros

Hasn't done anything yet so can't say anything good about it..

Cons

First of all I'm a computer professional and have worked for over a decade in Tech Support so I know what I'm doing.
This software installs fine but then does nothing and doesn't hide your IP. It's probably a simple fix and I think I may have found the problem (looks like the license.txt file is missing.
The Big problem then is their lack of tech support. It's been over 48 hours and no response from either their Support or Sales departments. They don't have a phone number to contact. Not very professional. I don't know what they're going to do in a couple weeks when they get slammed with new people signing up.

Summary

Might work, might not. Don't pay for more than 1 month up front because it might not work for you.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher SymbianGuru
Publisher web site http://www.symbianguru.com
Release Date February 29, 2008
Date Added February 29, 2008
Version 2.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Symbian/OS 9.x
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 283.7KB
File Name bt-guard-series60-3-v-2-0.sis
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,733
Downloads Last Week 5
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $9.99
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