PeerBlock is a free IP Filtering software, that blocks incoming and outgoing connections to Internet IP addresses. It is a new version of popular software PeerGuardian, which can protect you from thousands of potentially harmful sites and computers. It uses multiple, categorized lists and you can choose which type of site(s) you want to block, including computers monitoring your p2p activities, spyware/malware sites, advertising servers and more.
How PeerBlock IP Filtering works
- PeerBlock maintains a centralized database of all the common investigator entities: RIAA, MPAA, MediaForce, MediaDefender, BaySTP, Ranger, OverPeer, NetPD and others.
- PeerBlock monitors these investigators’ IP addresses by using sophisticated tracking devices. The investigators’ digital addresses are then compiled into a centralized “blacklist” that is updated hourly. Please note that PeerBlock itself does not manage these blacklist files. Those items are managed by third parties like iBlocklist.com.
- PeerBlock then gives away free “filtering” software to users. This software constantly checks the centralized blacklist, and then blocks your IP address from being seen by those investigator IP addresses.
- You install the free PeerBlock IP filter software on your PC, and it will deflect over 99% of the investigators away from your machine. You will be rendered effectively invisible to anyone on the PeerBlock blacklist.
PeerBlock keeps track of all blocked sites and you can easily overwrite blocking rules or add new sites. But PeerBlock is a filtering tool only, and can’t give security firewall to protect you against hackers. You still have to set up some kind of network firewall defense other than Peer Guardian.
PeerBlock software is compatible with all the major file sharing applications, such as Kazaa, iMesh, LimeWire, eMule, Grokster, DC++, Shareaza, Azureus, BitLord, ABC, and others. Download PeerBlock for free!
It works well in Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000 and 2008.