Anyone use PeerBlock?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by AMD_Gamer, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. AMD_Gamer

    AMD_Gamer [H]ard as it Gets

    Jan 20, 2002
    Does anyone use PeerBlock? I was looking into Peerguardian 2 however it seems it is still very buggy, just wondering if anyone had any experience with PeerBlock?
  2. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

    Feb 19, 2008
    I would definitely recommend OpenDNS. Basically you just set your router's DNS server address to OpenDNS. Create an account and input your IP (it tells you what it is). If your on a dynamic IP, it gives you some software that runs on a computer on your network and it updates OpenDNS when your IP changes. From the OpenDNS account page you can create a custom filter that blocks a wide range of sites, Adware/Advertising sites happens to be on of the categories. Of course other sites like Pornography, Hate sites, etc., can be blocked as well. They also have generic low, medium, and high ratings that are predefined categories. You can also automatically white list or black list a website.

    Everything I described is part of OpenDNS's free package.
  3. Nighted

    Nighted Gawd

    Apr 25, 2008
    I use it to block spiders and search engines from accessing my server. Works for me.
  4. Espeed

    Espeed [H]Lite

    Aug 13, 2004
    I've been using it for a long time, when it was called Peer Guardian. Great Tool.
  5. zero2dash

    zero2dash [H]ardness Supreme

    Oct 23, 2007
    PeerBlock is based off PeerGuardian, but up-to-date.
    Now they have a 64bit certified driver so you don't have to reboot and disable checking for this in Vista64 or 7x64, and they also fixed the blocklist server issue by making their own mirrors instead of using the Bluetack or the Sourceforge ones.
    PB has worked great for me, no different than PG really. Works better, actually. ;) (because the 64bit driver)