Even worse - especially since so many people have been downloading Peer Block this weekend - this means that Peer Block may not be able to download any lists when you first install it! Many people on the PG2 forums have been using i Blocklist lists for quite awhile now, and everybody seems extremely pleased with them.
In fact, Peer Block will be switching over to them by default starting with our next release.
Peer Guardian’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.
There are some lists in Peer Block's format, such as the default Spyware, but I never really looked into it to see how great it is.
One of the most negative aspects of file sharing and Internet surfing, in general, is that your privacy is never fully protected.
When online, various organizations attempt to connect to your IP and steal personal information without you being aware of it.
Peer Guardian was designed to prevent unauthorized connections by blocking harmful IPs from getting in touch with your computer.
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.