Peerguardian or hostsman?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by lordraiden, Oct 26, 2008.

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  1. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

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    Peerguardian and hostsman are for the same thing? are complementary or do the same? which are the differences?
    If the are complementary how can i use peerguardian as hostsman?

    Thanks

    I found the diference
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file
    Them if i add the spyware list and the trojan list to peerguadian will be the same?
     
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    They are not necisarily the same thing. They are both used to block IPs, but PeerGuardian is intended to block education IPs, government IPs, ect. That is used by P2P users. Hostman is a product, not a list. It uses various lists, MVPS host, HPhost, and ad blocking lists. Those lists are intended for malware (and ad blocking). It is not meant for P2P use.
     
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    You asked the question, and I answered you. PeerGuardian is intended for P2P users. Hostman (MVPS or HP) is not.
     
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    Hostsman is an application for managing the hosts file (if present).
    Entries on the hostsfile can be manually input, and/or (more commonly) created by an organisation such as the MVPS linked above.
    An attempt to connect to the internet will, in simple terms, go via the hosts file to the DNS. If present on the hosts file, it will pretty much stop there, and no connection is possible.
    Peerguardian acts more like a firewall.
    To know if the lists are similar/overlapping or quite dissimilar, you'd have to look at and compare them. Big job.
    Similar type of end result, totally different application, different motivations.
     
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