PeerBlock 1.2 Release 693 for Windows

by PeerBlock, LLC

Avg. Rating 4.7 (120 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.3 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 15,862
Publisher PeerBlock, LLC
Homepage PeerBlock

Publisher's Description

PeerBlock is a new version of the popular Peer Guardian 2 software. It blocks "known bad" computers from accessing yours, for example governments, corporate entities, and those flagged for anti-p2p activities. It maintains the functionality of the original Peer Guardian 2 program, but includes fixes for various issues that remain unaddressed in the latest (~2 year old) version of PG2.

Latest Reviews

Mirage_Etoile

Mirage_Etoile reviewed v1.2 Release 693 on Jun 22, 2014

Yeah this program is excellent , it adds a real point in net security but only if used both with a real and updated ipfilter like ipfilterX by nexus23 labs.
Forget the obsolete filters never updated and especially huge filter,
they filter like 90% of the net in an useless way.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v1.1 Release 691 Beta on Jan 10, 2014

A very very nice product, application. Many lists available, tiny footprint and works like a charm. GUI ys very well thought, extra simple to handle.
One example. I have on Pale Moon browser (Firefox in same conditions) the well known Adblock Plus add-on working in conjunction with another one, "Disconnect". Both are instructed to filter Facebook calls when the user is not on Facebook, OK? Well, believe it or not, some sites call Facebook either with urls not handled by either the add-ons mentioned, either by the direct "numerical" url (sorry for my English) such as 31.13.81.17.
This 31.13.81.17 is blocked with PeerBlock bacause I have a Facebook list given to PeerBlock. This illustrates the advantage of the application and also how tricky some techniques can become.

OAKsider

OAKsider reviewed v1.1.0 Release 677 Beta on Dec 2, 2013

The finest peer blocking software available. Light resource usage, tiny install. Tons of options. Highly recommended. I-Blocklist integration, and now those purchases are shared with PeerBlock to help development.

Vampyra

Vampyra reviewed v1.1.0 Release 518 on Jun 10, 2013

Peerblock does not update enough.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v1.1.0 Release 518 on Nov 23, 2010

The only thing missing is a Linux compatible version.

tannenwheel

tannenwheel reviewed v1.0 r320 Beta on Mar 10, 2010

i have unchecked "update at startup" and checked "auto-update every (1) days" (which is applied to both list and program). i don't notice any delays. at least i never get to see that little update-window, that it would display when updating during startup. it's been truly a "set and forget" program in my experience.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v1.0+ r277 Beta on Feb 16, 2010

Yeah some PG builds were horrible, but I managed to find one that is very stable for me (it's reported in the About box as "PeerGuardian 2.0 Beta 6b (09/18/2005)").

been

been reviewed v1.0+ r277 Beta on Feb 16, 2010

@emanresU deriseD
Clicking off the 'Update Peerblock' option (the program update) greatly decreases loading time. I agree that a crash recovery facility should have been included although, unlike with PG2, I've yet to experience a Peerblock crash.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v1.0 on Nov 24, 2009

There's no way I'm using this instead of PeerGuardian 2.0 6b. That version of PG runs perfectly for me, and the only annoyance with it is the "Generating List Cache..." delay. (I do understand the reason for that delay.)

PeerBlock not only has the same delay, it forces it upon me TWO times each time I start it, for no apparent reason. Sometimes it displays the "Generating List Cache..." notice even when I KNOW there have been no list updates.

Also, each time I run PeerBlock, it displays a few "Allowed" connections, and then issues a notice that it won't display any more of them to save resources. Well, uhh, I have it configured not to display ANY "Allowed" connections, so why display them at all?

The list editor has a GUI bug (at least when used at 120 DPI). Other, minor GUI bugs from PG (in the settings dialog) are still there.

There is no (native) way to remove the PB driver if the application or system crashes, as there is with PG. Also, PG removes its driver automatically when it's closed. PB does not.

So in short, from where I sit, there's nothing at all better about PB, and many things worse.

BTW, I am running the latest STABLE version of PB. Well, I was, before I uninstalled it...

ckasprzak

ckasprzak reviewed v1.0 on Oct 14, 2009

Has replaced PeerGuardian for me.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (120 votes)
Your Rating
Mirage_Etoile

Mirage_Etoile reviewed v1.2 Release 693 on Jun 22, 2014

Yeah this program is excellent , it adds a real point in net security but only if used both with a real and updated ipfilter like ipfilterX by nexus23 labs.
Forget the obsolete filters never updated and especially huge filter,
they filter like 90% of the net in an useless way.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v1.1 Release 691 Beta on Jan 10, 2014

A very very nice product, application. Many lists available, tiny footprint and works like a charm. GUI ys very well thought, extra simple to handle.
One example. I have on Pale Moon browser (Firefox in same conditions) the well known Adblock Plus add-on working in conjunction with another one, "Disconnect". Both are instructed to filter Facebook calls when the user is not on Facebook, OK? Well, believe it or not, some sites call Facebook either with urls not handled by either the add-ons mentioned, either by the direct "numerical" url (sorry for my English) such as 31.13.81.17.
This 31.13.81.17 is blocked with PeerBlock bacause I have a Facebook list given to PeerBlock. This illustrates the advantage of the application and also how tricky some techniques can become.

OAKsider

OAKsider reviewed v1.1.0 Release 677 Beta on Dec 2, 2013

The finest peer blocking software available. Light resource usage, tiny install. Tons of options. Highly recommended. I-Blocklist integration, and now those purchases are shared with PeerBlock to help development.

Vampyra

Vampyra reviewed v1.1.0 Release 518 on Jun 10, 2013

Peerblock does not update enough.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v1.1.0 Release 518 on Nov 23, 2010

The only thing missing is a Linux compatible version.

tannenwheel

tannenwheel reviewed v1.0 r320 Beta on Mar 10, 2010

i have unchecked "update at startup" and checked "auto-update every (1) days" (which is applied to both list and program). i don't notice any delays. at least i never get to see that little update-window, that it would display when updating during startup. it's been truly a "set and forget" program in my experience.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v1.0+ r277 Beta on Feb 16, 2010

Yeah some PG builds were horrible, but I managed to find one that is very stable for me (it's reported in the About box as "PeerGuardian 2.0 Beta 6b (09/18/2005)").

been

been reviewed v1.0+ r277 Beta on Feb 16, 2010

@emanresU deriseD
Clicking off the 'Update Peerblock' option (the program update) greatly decreases loading time. I agree that a crash recovery facility should have been included although, unlike with PG2, I've yet to experience a Peerblock crash.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v1.0 on Nov 24, 2009

There's no way I'm using this instead of PeerGuardian 2.0 6b. That version of PG runs perfectly for me, and the only annoyance with it is the "Generating List Cache..." delay. (I do understand the reason for that delay.)

PeerBlock not only has the same delay, it forces it upon me TWO times each time I start it, for no apparent reason. Sometimes it displays the "Generating List Cache..." notice even when I KNOW there have been no list updates.

Also, each time I run PeerBlock, it displays a few "Allowed" connections, and then issues a notice that it won't display any more of them to save resources. Well, uhh, I have it configured not to display ANY "Allowed" connections, so why display them at all?

The list editor has a GUI bug (at least when used at 120 DPI). Other, minor GUI bugs from PG (in the settings dialog) are still there.

There is no (native) way to remove the PB driver if the application or system crashes, as there is with PG. Also, PG removes its driver automatically when it's closed. PB does not.

So in short, from where I sit, there's nothing at all better about PB, and many things worse.

BTW, I am running the latest STABLE version of PB. Well, I was, before I uninstalled it...

ckasprzak

ckasprzak reviewed v1.0 on Oct 14, 2009

Has replaced PeerGuardian for me.

Tockman

Tockman reviewed v1.0 on Oct 1, 2009

The most necessary piece of software... at least for me now:)

Sativarg

Sativarg reviewed v1.0 on Sep 30, 2009

Yea! This is great news. It installed without missing a beat no more uninstall first.

I hear the developers and friends are having a little celebration in a bar near New York. I hope they have a great time, They sure did earn it. This is, so much, piece of mind. I love this jewl of a program A++
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LATEST Public Release: PeerBlock 1.0

gsteele

gsteele reviewed v0.9.2+ (r172) on Sep 24, 2009

Indispensable and better then ever

dhry

dhry reviewed v0.9.2 (r131) on Sep 5, 2009

When it works, it works great. When it doesn't work (which for me is 50% of the time) it states "Unable to load the packet filtering driver" - even after a fresh install, and refuses to start. PeerGuardian used to do this but they had some sort of tool which would reset the driver so it worked again. Peerblock doesn't have that. Solid 3 stars until they correct this recurring bug.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v0.9.2 (r131) on Sep 4, 2009

Wow! This application works great. I can't wait for the final. I sent in a donation to help these good folks to purchase a signed driver. I didn't have to, but this has been a long time in waiting.

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