PeerGuardian - a privacy oriented firewall application
PeerGuardian is a privacy oriented firewall application. It blocks connections to and from hosts specified in huge blocklists (thousands or millions of IP ranges). Its origin seeds in targeting aggressive IPs while you use P2P.
Actively developed. However the team is very small and with few spare time. Contributors are welcome!
Peerguardian OS X:
Not developed anymore. We've lost contact with the OS X developer. New contributors are welcome!
Not developed anymore. It's highly recommended to use PeerBlock instead, which is a continuation of PeerGuardian's development in Windows, with bug fixes and support for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
New contributors and/or collaboration with peerblock.com are welcome!
PeerGuardian is an open project. Not only is its source code open for you to read, use, and modify - but the project is open for you to join and contribute in any form (code, documentation, bug reports, web and support).
I don't get how Linux development is continuing but OSX development is not? Come on! The lastest osx version is a joke. It's one big heap of memory leak trash. Every second it just leaks, it uses more and more memory until after a couple of hours or so all the memory on your system is used up. OSX users are screwed.
Don't like the interface of program. Not user-friendly.
Do you really think there is a small group that will manage an accurate and up-to-date list of 4,294,967,296 ip addresses with constantly changing owners for free? Congrats you are now blocking multiple thousands legitmate file sharers from sending you the file you want. It is a good scam to get you to install spyware and click on ads. Peerguardian, Peerblock all use that same bogus list. I was a sucker once too. You maybe should google "Dht crawling for fun and profit" which demonstrates a DHT flaw in Bittorrent which allows one person to track what files that millions of users are sharing each day. Then look for the option to disable DHT in your client until the Bittorrent authors find a fix.
I like PeerGuardian, Superb software.