PeerGuardian / ViGuard

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Vikorr, Aug 22, 2005.

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  1. Vikorr

    Vikorr Registered Member

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    If i remember correctly PG started aim was to block IP from company that track you when downloading from p2p. I don't know if the black list is still constructed around this case but PG is definately a IP blocker only.

    I am sure we have mention Viguard in here b4. Please do a search.
     
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    Found a post on ViGuard...strangely enough, posted after I posted this, but on a diff thread :)
     
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    Tim Leonard [ aka Method ] basically started the whole p2p blocklist thing with the original Peerguardian many years ago.. It's come a long way since then and has improved greatly with the release of PG2.

    Other alternatives are Protowall from bluetack.co.uk and Outpost Firewall's plugin - Blockpost also do a great job if blocking IP's is your thing.. You will still need a real firewall of course , but unless you spend a few years setting up your firewall rules to block all the IP ranges , importing an IP blocklist is another great layer of protection.

    There are many blocklists being maintained at bluetack now apart from the p2p blocklist. The spyware blocklist is updated daily and will keep the majority of hijackers and assorted nasties from even getting into your computer to begin with.

    I dont see how you can compare Viguard with any IP blocking software.
     
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