PeerBlock lets you control who your computer "talks to" on the Internet. By selecting appropriate lists of "known bad" computers, you can block comm...
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What is PeerBlock?
PeerBlock lets you control who your computer "talks to" on the Internet. By selecting appropriate lists of "known bad" computers, you can block communication with advertising or spyware oriented servers, computers monitoring your p2p activities, computers which have been "hacked", even entire countries! They can't get in to your computer, and your computer won't try to send them anything either.
The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.2, released in January 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
Most effective free IP blocker. If you can source or produce IP lists, Peerblock does the rest
I also checked with two friends of mine who are penetration testers (professional hackers). PeerBlock works very well as a privacy measure for file sharing.
Literally useless placeboware. Do not think that because you have this running it'll stop you recieving letters, because it won't.
PeerBlock is not a placebo. Two friends of mine are professional hackers, specifically penetration testers. One works at MIT. Both say that PeerBlock does, in fact, guard against spying by companies looking for file sharing.
If you're still getting letters, that's most likely user failure. Maybe you're not using the right blacklists or have protocol obfuscation turned off. Or maybe you have a very intrusive ISP. If you have a history of getting caught sharing copyrighted files, and it seems that you do, then you may be flagged (in which case I suggest using a proxy or VPN). Don't blame a program for your mistakes.
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This project hasn't seen any action since 2014!
.....as 98% firewall related software due to the evolution from IPW to PF internal firewall structure from 10.10 Yosemite on....
I don't agree that this program is necessary or useful, but it is good at what it does.
PeerBlock is under the GPL and zlib License, so I changed it from "free" to "open source".