PeerBlock lets you control who your computer "talks to" on the Internet. By selecting appropriate lists of "known bad" computers, you can block communication with advertising or spyware oriented servers, computers monitoring your p2p activities, computers which have been "hacked", even entire countries! They can't get in to your computer, and your computer won't try to send them anything either.
- Signed Driver - We now have a signed driver! If you're
using a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or 7, you will no
longer need to test-sign the driver, or hit F8 during boot,
or anything else. It should all just work!
- iBlocklist Lists - We've updated our standard list URLs
to point at
iblocklist.com lists instead of the original
peerguardian.sourceforge.net ones. They are faster, and are
much more reliable - no more "Error contacting URL"
messages! We will also upgrade your pre-existing lists from
sourceforge.net hosted ones to iblocklist.com ones. Also
note that the "Gov" list has been removed, since its
contents were merged with the "P2P" list long ago.
- Installer Rewrite - Our newest Dev Team member,
XhmikosR, has pretty much completely rewritten the installer
from scratch. Most importantly, it should actually work
now, even during uninstall! (Not that you'll ever want to
uninstall PeerBlock, of course, but just in case...)
- Updated List Manager - Reworked this window a bit, to
make it easier to get back to the lists originally presented
to you in the Startup Wizard.
- Allowed Connections Displayed - By default, the "Show
allowed connections" option will be disabled. (This is due
to performance reasons, as the tool will consume
considerably more CPU if displaying of allowed connections
is enabled.) We are still logging the first 9 allowed
packets though, so that you know that we're actually
- Save Settings - We've added a "Save" button to the
settings panel, so that you can be sure your settings
updates have been saved.
- List Verification - After downloading an updated list,
we'll now make sure that the file contains at least one
ip-address range before we'll overwrite your old list. This
way you will be protected against your lists being corrupted
while downloading them.
Tools and Utilities
Product page: here