The only remotely confusing part of this whole process may be selecting which of the i Blocklist lists you should use.The trick is that the original Peer Guardian renamed some of these lists to make them more meaningful, and Peer Block has so far kept that renaming.Peer Guardian 2 is Methlabs’ premier IP blocker for Windows.When ever it tries to update the list, it just stays at 0%, and never moves.View full description People who are looking for a way to block various different IP addresses on their computer should make sure that they take a look at Peer Guardian.Despite being free to download and use Peer Guardian comes packed with great features such as a special list editor support for multiple lists automatic updates and blocking.
However using this type of programme is not exactly instinctive and anyone who wants to take full advantage of it may find that they need to spend a little bit of time playing around with it before they can use it to full effect.
Searching the threads and forums suggest disabling it, allowing http, updating, re-enabling etc... Anyone out there aware of this issue and advise a solution or has a new URL to direct the P2P list at?
And the best thing about PG2 is that it isn't just a text file updater for P2P apps like BLM, it's a network tool that I can keep running even after shutting down my P2P app, which depending on your lists, can save you valuable bandwidth and protection from bad sites when browsing the web. PG2 blocked whirlpool about 5 years ago because of an over-zealous blocklist, as did Protowall (from the same people who brought you BLM) because they were using the same list produced by Bluetack.
People who are unfamiliar with this kind of programme may have trouble getting to grips with Peer Guardian at least at first at the rather basic look of the programme may put some people off.
However it is free to download and use and once users become familiar with it the programme tends to work flawlessly.
The servers seem to be much faster than the Phoenix Labs ones, and are That's it!