WWW & Internet File Sharing PeerGuardian for Windows 2000/XP/2003

PeerGuardian for Windows 2000/XP/2003 2.0 RC1 Test 2 for Windows

by Phoenix Labs

Avg. Rating 4.2 (196 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.9 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 26,943
Publisher Phoenix Labs
Homepage PeerGuardian
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

PeerGuardian is a premier IP blocker for Windows. With features like support for multiple lists, a list editor, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), it is the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P. Plus, by integrating with Blocklist.org lists are built custom just for you.

Latest Reviews

gadean

gadean reviewed v2.0 RC1 Test 2 on Jun 5, 2007

Looks promising. I gave up hope with Vista support since it appeared that this project had been abandoned. I'm very happy to see that it's still alive and well!

This build causes my 2.8Ghz Intel HT CPU to periodically spike which causes my pc to freeze up - especially when running bittorrent. I do hope to see further optimizations before this is finalized but nonetheless I am very satisfied so I will rate this a 5.

DJHasis

DJHasis reviewed v2.0 RC1 Test 2 on Jun 5, 2007

The link is dead but here is a proper link for the installer http://phrosty.phoenixla...rc1/pg2-rc1-test2-2.exe

This version is less buggy then the previous was so I'm giving this 5.

EMkaEL

EMkaEL reviewed v2.0 RC1 Test 2 on Jun 4, 2007

ok kids.. remember:

This is not the final version of RC1. This is an initial testing release only. Things are broken. Please do not release any new build to download or news sites!

http://phrosty.phoenixlabs.org/pg2-rc1/

EMkaEL

EMkaEL reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

DONT use the new version if you have w2k or 9x!
its not working!

its only working on Xp or 2003 right now.
dont know about vista..

ksponge

ksponge reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

@VikingBlade They can report as many IP's as they want to, it makes no difference if you don't upload to them. Plain and simple. So I'm not sure what the point of your comment is.

matt2971

matt2971 reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

Yep, this is just an IP address blocker basically, and is not a replacement for a firewall. However, it does wjhat it's meant to do with minimum fuss, small CPU and memory footprints, and updates any number of lists automatically. You just install it and leave it - no finding up-to-date lists and importing them into P2P apps or firewalls.

I agree it's odd when Beta News hosts a version that is not available on the official site; but it's not the first product I've seen this happen for. It's no reason to be alarmist. If you're unsure just check with this site's admins or with the Peerguardian's. In this case everything is fine...

http://forums.phoenixlab...69cdbe9a9d1&t=13237

As the forum says, it's mainly bug fixes, including the one I had where there was a delay in PG2 shutting down when closing down Windows without closing the application first. :-)

Aires

Aires reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

It appears to be slightly buggy so I'll improve my rating but can't give it as good a rating as I'd like to.

VikingBlade

VikingBlade reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

I suppose with the advent of companies like BayTSP now reporting IPs of anyone in a bittorrent swarm without connecting to each user, I can't say PG is that effective anymore.

CyberHawk

CyberHawk reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

People seem to be comparing this to a firewall, when its clearly not even close to being one, nor does the developer describe it as such. Its an IP blocker, particularly useful when using P2P software. I have a router, but I'm hardly going to enter 10s of millions of IPs to block the connection

Great piece of software, but this version was released back in 2005

roj

roj reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

This garbage found its way on to my kid's machine because it was bundled with something he pulled down (likely a VB toolkit). As such, that makes it MALWARE. You want IPs blocked? Get a decent router and learn how to configure it. If you want the wimpy man's solution, get a software firewall (might I recommend the freeware Komodo) *and learn how to use it*. They're pretty much point and click these days - an idiot could use them.

Don't get this garbage.

ONE star for unwanted malware.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (196 votes)
Your Rating
gadean

gadean reviewed v2.0 RC1 Test 2 on Jun 5, 2007

Looks promising. I gave up hope with Vista support since it appeared that this project had been abandoned. I'm very happy to see that it's still alive and well!

This build causes my 2.8Ghz Intel HT CPU to periodically spike which causes my pc to freeze up - especially when running bittorrent. I do hope to see further optimizations before this is finalized but nonetheless I am very satisfied so I will rate this a 5.

DJHasis

DJHasis reviewed v2.0 RC1 Test 2 on Jun 5, 2007

The link is dead but here is a proper link for the installer http://phrosty.phoenixla...rc1/pg2-rc1-test2-2.exe

This version is less buggy then the previous was so I'm giving this 5.

EMkaEL

EMkaEL reviewed v2.0 RC1 Test 2 on Jun 4, 2007

ok kids.. remember:

This is not the final version of RC1. This is an initial testing release only. Things are broken. Please do not release any new build to download or news sites!

http://phrosty.phoenixlabs.org/pg2-rc1/

EMkaEL

EMkaEL reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

DONT use the new version if you have w2k or 9x!
its not working!

its only working on Xp or 2003 right now.
dont know about vista..

ksponge

ksponge reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

@VikingBlade They can report as many IP's as they want to, it makes no difference if you don't upload to them. Plain and simple. So I'm not sure what the point of your comment is.

matt2971

matt2971 reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

Yep, this is just an IP address blocker basically, and is not a replacement for a firewall. However, it does wjhat it's meant to do with minimum fuss, small CPU and memory footprints, and updates any number of lists automatically. You just install it and leave it - no finding up-to-date lists and importing them into P2P apps or firewalls.

I agree it's odd when Beta News hosts a version that is not available on the official site; but it's not the first product I've seen this happen for. It's no reason to be alarmist. If you're unsure just check with this site's admins or with the Peerguardian's. In this case everything is fine...

http://forums.phoenixlab...69cdbe9a9d1&t=13237

As the forum says, it's mainly bug fixes, including the one I had where there was a delay in PG2 shutting down when closing down Windows without closing the application first. :-)

Aires

Aires reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

It appears to be slightly buggy so I'll improve my rating but can't give it as good a rating as I'd like to.

VikingBlade

VikingBlade reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

I suppose with the advent of companies like BayTSP now reporting IPs of anyone in a bittorrent swarm without connecting to each user, I can't say PG is that effective anymore.

CyberHawk

CyberHawk reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

People seem to be comparing this to a firewall, when its clearly not even close to being one, nor does the developer describe it as such. Its an IP blocker, particularly useful when using P2P software. I have a router, but I'm hardly going to enter 10s of millions of IPs to block the connection

Great piece of software, but this version was released back in 2005

roj

roj reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

This garbage found its way on to my kid's machine because it was bundled with something he pulled down (likely a VB toolkit). As such, that makes it MALWARE. You want IPs blocked? Get a decent router and learn how to configure it. If you want the wimpy man's solution, get a software firewall (might I recommend the freeware Komodo) *and learn how to use it*. They're pretty much point and click these days - an idiot could use them.

Don't get this garbage.

ONE star for unwanted malware.

Blue Joker

Blue Joker reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

the program can be fine ,
but it's useless in any point of view you would consider it .
Better to use ipfilter feature for importing list
into p2p applications that allow it.

jk-

jk- reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 15, 2007

This program has gotten alot better since last I tried it a year or two ago. Very little cpu/mem usage now. If you use gnutella, bittorrent, or any p2p app then you should definetly be using this.

clifton

clifton reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 14, 2007

I have used PeerGuardian for about 2 years now. My downloads are definately faster. I have absolutely no reduction in bandwidth and I have never been blocked from viewing any website. This program is a must for any serious p2p.

y0himba

y0himba reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 14, 2007

The legit addresses you are speaking of can be unblocked by removing the government and educational option. This works. I use it when using P2P, and it successfully filters out fake files easily. Learn to use a product before bashing it.

BlackAle

BlackAle reviewed v2.0 Beta 6c on Feb 14, 2007

Basically a placebo application.

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