If you are a hard core torrenter concerned about privacy and security of peer to peer file transfers, here is a program that can cover your ass to a certain extent. Surely, you must have heard about PeerGuardian (PG) - a program that blocks undesirable IP addresses from establishing connections with your machine. Albeit a hugely popular app, there had hardly been any updates to PeerGuardian core app in almost two years. This is where PeerBlock comes in – it’s a fork of PeerGuardian 2 with lots of updates to the core application and not just the list of filtered IP addresses.

PeerBlock

Developer description of peerblock is quoted below:

Peer Block is a new version (aka a "fork") of the popular Peer Guardian 2 software. It blocks "known bad" computers from accessing yours, for example governments and corporations. Peer Block maintains the functionality of the original Peer Guardian 2 program, but will include fixes for various Windows Vista / Windows 7 issues that remain unaddressed in PG2.

Note that although software such as PeerBlock and PeerGuardian does provide some sort of added security to your p2p activities, they should not be mistaken for all-in-one magical solutions that will shield you from all kinds snoopers. Always be on the lookout for prying eyes – don’t let a sense of false security fool you.

Download

[Click Here] to download PeerBlock 0.9.2 (32-bit) from Google Code (Direct Download)

If you are new to this type of software, we strongly recommend you read the guide available online on the app homepage.


15 Comments

  1. Silencer // 8/07/2009 08:38:00 PM  

    it is a replacement for peerguardian 2 on newer OS's like Vista and Windows7 ...same code but huge and better stability...now blocking 983422688 ip's for security against p2p...

  2. Sara // 8/07/2009 09:38:00 PM  

    Nice, I installed it and it used the lists that I had assigned to peer guardian without having to direct it to do so.

  3. - // 8/08/2009 08:49:00 AM  

    I still get the packet filtering driver problem with this software.

    I had the prob with PG2 in Vista x64 and with Peerblock on Win 7 x64

  4. Silencer // 8/08/2009 01:13:00 PM  

    http://orestech.wordpress.com/2009/05/08/peer-guardian-2-with-windows-7-rc-x64/

    see this.

    returned with no probs

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  6. Silencer // 8/08/2009 05:04:00 PM  

    @Assassin101

    dont post offtopic messages

    @sara

    if you use cfosspeed traffic shaper
    you also should create an allow list for CFOS speed and range:DFN Verein starting 194.94.0.0 ending 194.95.255.255

    then calibrate dor good

  7. XxRaVeNxX // 8/08/2009 07:13:00 PM  

    Pretty much useless IMHO. It's supposed to block IP addresses from the RIAA, MPAA, and others like that.

    But just think about it for a second. Even if it managed to block all IP addresses from every RIAA building and facility in the world (which seems rather far fetched), what prevents the RIAA investigator from going home and getting on his residential high speed internet account and monitoring IP's sharing copyrighted material? That's right, absolutely nothing.

    Then you must consider the unintended opposite effect. While trying to block these large blocks of "bad" IP addresses, how many good or benign IP addresses are getting blocked by mistake?

    It's sort of like snake oil. It might make you feel better, but it really doesn't do much good.

  8. TEAM FILEnetworks // 8/08/2009 07:18:00 PM  

    @XxRaVeNxX,
    Agree with most of the points you mentioned. But its not completely useless. For example IP blocklists have been useful in blocking fake BT traffic originating from ziptorrent etc.
    The app has its uses, but these types of software are always over estimated.

  9. Silencer // 8/08/2009 07:21:00 PM  

    @xxravenxx

    oo yea really?

    then why not try to build some better innovative solutions for us and not to piss on our solutions.???

    furthermore

    dont download anything LOL
    if you afraid

    dont think anybody's stupid as hell ...

    everyone can learn anything from net and dont promise those ideas.

    or

    maybe you just dont know to make transport encryption on your p2p client ...

    try to learn more bro

  10. Adz // 8/08/2009 09:20:00 PM  

    @XxRaVeNxX
    "...what prevents the RIAA investigator from going home and getting on his residential high speed internet account and monitoring IP's sharing copyrighted material? That's right, absolutely nothing."

    Apart from the fact that defence lawyers could easily have that evidence dismissed because the investigator brought a personal element into the investigation, and the fact that he or she would be committing a criminal offence by sharing copyrighted materials. He/she would be authorised to share while in the office for the purpose of finding other sharers, but would RIAA really extend that authorisation to home use?

  11. Sara // 8/08/2009 10:57:00 PM  

    Back to PG2 for me. Peer Block crashed 3 times already and it takes about 3 times as long to generate the list cache.

  12. Silencer // 8/09/2009 02:27:00 AM  

    you should reinstall your windows 7 maybe with X64 version.

    i and many had no problems with peerblock as we had on PG2...

    trust this site.

    http://www.start64.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3691&Itemid=1

  13. XxRaVeNxX // 8/10/2009 01:44:00 AM  

    @Silencer

    'try to learn more bro'

    errr, what?


    @adz

    "Apart from the fact that defence lawyers could easily have that evidence dismissed because the investigator brought a personal element into the investigation, and the fact that he or she would be committing a criminal offence by sharing copyrighted materials. He/she would be authorised to share while in the office for the purpose of finding other sharers, but would RIAA really extend that authorisation to home use?"

    That sort of thinking is fallacy, for the mere fact, the way the law works. Any file they would be downloading, is owned by a client they are representing. Or the law doesn't look at that, the exact same way the DEA makes bust by making a 'buy' from drug dealers.....

  14. Silencer // 8/10/2009 02:41:00 AM  

    @xxxravenxxx

    if you afraid from RIAA,MPAA dont download bro....

    dont persuede anyone for not to download or they are not in safety

    it is your choice not to download
    it is our choice to go jail

    OK???

    your arragonce in your words to dont matter

    allright?

  15. tyyymyshoe // 8/16/2010 10:33:00 AM  

    XxRaVeNxX is right about a few things though...
    that is the court and law enforcement have each other in their back pocket...

    SO many instances where evidence should of been thrown out, illegal investigations, ect, but most of the time (unless you have a really really good lawyer and lots of money) the cases stick and people get fucked. It's not right but it's the way it works.

    But the program does have many uses, and by all means if it makes you feel safer, or if it makes you .1% safer, then peace of mind. Do what makes you feel good.

    I used to use peerguardian but it was buggy ect so I dont use it now.

    Nice post.