PeerGuardian 2.0 RC1 Test 2

A powerful firewall applications specially designed for peer to peer users to keep their privacy protected from threats over the Internet
File sharing is a unique experience and while it has countless advantages, the downsides make quite the list too. One of the most negative aspects of file sharing and Internet surfing, in general, is that your privacy is never fully protected.

Keep your PC secured

When online, various organizations attempt to connect to your IP and steal personal information without you being aware of it. PeerGuardian was designed to prevent unauthorized connections by blocking harmful IPs from getting in touch with your computer.

A constantly updating database

PeerGuardian is basically a firewall utility and is especially effective in protecting you when you use peer to peer connections. It has access to an online blocklist database which is continuously updated, thus ensuring day-to-day protection.

Manually configure restrictions

The installation process of PeerGuardian needs user assistance, since it requires you to configure a few settings. The first step is to select the types of organizations/items to be blocked (P2P / Ads / Spyware / Government / Educational). Next, the application prompts you to add the list of IPs to be processed; the source can be a text file or a URL. The final step allows you to configure the update feature for the online database.

Clean and easy to use interface

PeerGuardian’s interface is simple and easy to work with. It allows you to view the allowed/blocked IPs and provides quick access to the IP list manager. Settings include log and history preferences, as well as notification options.

During our tests, PeerGuardian performed flawlessly. It managed to detect and close all the connections from specified IP ranges and protected us from harmful P2P IP addresses.

To sum it up

All in all, even though the development of PeerGuardian has halted, the application works properly. It is actively maintained only on Linux and developers encourage Windows users to migrate to PeerBlock, a fork of PeerGuardian.

Reviewed by on August 11th, 2014

Also available: Portable PeerGuardian


last updated on:
July 27th, 2007, 5:31 GMT
file size:
1.9 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Phoenix Labs
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows All
category:
C: \ Security \ Firewall

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What's New in This Release:
  • Supports Vista and all other windows versions - all in one installer.
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Application description

PeerGuardian works by blocking and logging all TCP/IP connections to and from known IP ranges used by known P2P foes, ...

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