PeerBlock 1.2.0 R693

It blocks "known bad" computers from accessing your data
As the name suggests PeerBlock, is an app that prevents unsecured locations from accessing your computer, in order to protect your sensitive data. It can be easily figured out.

Upon initialization, you can use a wizard to specify the types of ranges you want to block. These can be either peer-to-peer organizations (P2P), ads, spyware or educational institutions. 

Alternatively, you can import or create custom lists as well as always allow the computer to connect via port 80 and 443, even if they are blacklisted. In the last step, you can enable the app to check for updates (PeerBlock, lists, or both), on a regular basis (e.g. daily, weekly).

The main application window shows the time, range, source, destination and protocol for each connection. Enabling and disabling PeerBlock's status can be done with the simple click of a button.

Moreover, you can view a history list or clear the log file, customize settings when it comes to the log window, history and notifications, make the app automatically run at system startup and start minimized to the system tray area, among others.

PeerBlock needs a very low amount of CPU and system memory, is pretty responsive to key strokes and mouse commands, and worked smoothly during our testing. We have not come across any issues, since PeerBlock did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. On the other hand, the app has not been updated for a long time. But, thanks to its intuitive layout, less experienced users can quickly figure out how to work with PeerBlock.

Reviewed by on April 3rd, 2013


last updated on:
January 16th, 2014, 16:27 GMT
file size:
2.3 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Cory Nelson
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Internet \ File Sharing

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4.0/5

user rating 139

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6 Screenshots
PeerBlock - The PeerBlock Startup Wizard allows you to select the items you want to block.PeerBlock - As a next step, you can shedule the application to check for updates or a regular basis.PeerBlock - The Protection tab of PeerBlock allows users to block HTTP, view the blocking history or check for updates.PeerBlock - Accessing the Settings tab of the application you will be able to make changes to the default preferences.PeerBlockPeerBlock
What's New in This Release:
  • Port Allow List - The new "Port Settings" tab allows you to unblock ports (incoming and/or outgoing). This means that PeerBlock will not filter any connections from/to those ports. This can for example be used if you're running PeerBlock on a public FTP server, or if you want to ensure that outgoing SMTP mail communications are never blocked. Many thanks to night_stalker_z for his hard work on this feature!
  • First-run Update Message - When you first run PeerBlock after upgrading, you will see a notice explaining why lists are only updating once per week. Hopefully this will help to alleviate people's confusion about this.
  • Better Weekly List-Updating - We've made some improvements that should help ensure that free users continue to get their free weekly list-updates.
  • I-Blocklist Subscription Settings - To make it easier for you to configure PeerBlock to use an I-Blocklist Subscription, new I-Blocklist Username/PIN fields have been added to the bottom of the "Settings 1" tab.
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Application description

PeerBlock was developed to be a new version (aka a "fork") of the popular Peer Guardian 2 software. It blocks "known b...

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