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Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by keebles, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. keebles

    keebles Regular member

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    Recently I tried to update peerblock and started to receive a message stating that I needed a subscription to update the lists. I have been looking online and cant seem to find a free program to replace peerblock. I tried changing the lists and that doesn't do anything, I still get the message. does anyone know of an alternative to peerblock that doesn't require a subscription to work?
     
  2. Mez

    Mez Active member

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    You do know that was change d so many years ago I can't remember the new name. The version you have been using for the last 5-10 years has been dead. No ip update s since the change. Why worry now?

    If the boogie man hasn't gotten your ass by now he probably will not. you are too small. Most users stopped using that crap because it is a bot net magnet.
     
  3. aldan

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    without a subscription you can only update every 2weeks i beleive.ive often doubted how much protection peerblock gives but still use it just in case.lol
     
  4. Mez

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    It sounds like you keep current. I stopped long ago. P2P and being a Web master made me a keeper for bot nets. I may have helped them improve their attacks. Now they have unstoppable attacks which have no cures. They infect firmware then make it RO. This suggests to me they have the firmware code. They are rewriting firmware specs so this can't happen. I suspect they will have that code long before the new firmware gets to market. I was reading a thread in linked in it specialist. Security specialists had a dismal view for cyber crime. Only the most severe policies coupled with the best hardware and software has a prayer to keep them out. This year when cyber thieves stole 90 b+:$ the attacks were in the 1000s. ALL those networks required large complex passwords and locked out after 3 mistakes. The conclusion was they had the login info before the attack. If hackers can get into the CIA and white house this year can you REALLY believe your pitiful home defenses keep them out? Technology to hide from AV scanner s has been out for over a decade. It appears to me they only stealth their backdoor. This way clean up is possible and appears to work but it will install stealthy er malware the next day. Formatting used to be the only way to remove malware. Now with firmware infection s you can't even do that!
     
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    Huh? :cool:

     
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    Hey keebles... try this:

    In Peerblock go to Lists to manage them. Uncheck the 4 default lists, you WILL need an annual $10 subscription now to update those.

    Now, go to https://www.iblocklist.com/lists and find the 'free' Level 1 URL and copy it.

    In Peerblock, in Lists Manager, click ADD to add a new list. Call it what you want (maybe "Level 1 iBlock") and add that URL to BLOCK items on that list.

    Rinse and Repeat for edu, ad, spyware and maybe.. Spider (or spyder) crawlers.

    Now you should feel a little better using it and not get an update nag.

    BTW; if anyone has a viable alternative, let us know. I do 'know' that Peerblock may be a placebo, but hey, I haven't gotten a CAD letter from TWC where others on the system without Peerblock have. So, every little bit helps.

    Besides, it gives me a list of "blocked" URLs that I can copy and go screw with. It's fun seeing where in the world some are coming from. My fav is a street view of a crappy shack in Asia with a satellite dish on the roof. Bastard was pinging me for some reason.... or TWC locally here.

    Have fun!

    Danny B

     
  7. Walrey

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    Without the updated blocklist made by right people
    Peerblock is a piece of junk and useless crap.
     
  9. Walrey

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    iblocklist understands shit of blocklist updates, bluetack is gone but still they give for download their corpse as files to download, shame on you and on them.
     
  10. aldan

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    wtf are you trying to say???
     
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    Walrey was talking to somebody else that I banned so you are only seeing 1 side of the posts which is confusing you as usual.
     
  12. aldan

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    so damned confused.lol.
     
  13. Rey Kenobi

    Rey Kenobi Newbie

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    I suppose I'll continue in this thread rather than posting a new one for related info...

    The inevitable has happened, seeing as Peerblock is no longer being maintained. My security suite's firewall driver does not play well with Peerblock's outdated firewall driver, and gives me BSODs. I cannot disable one or the other, because one has the ability to work with blocklists whereas the other has the ability to allow/deny applications to access the internet.

    So my question is:
    Is there a way to make a conventional security suite's firewall import and update blocklists, same as Peerblock? I am open to any of the popular ones like Kaspersky / ESET / Comodo / Avast, and so on...as long as I dont have to enter each IP address one at a time. xD

    Whether or not blocklists actually work, I have gotten used to having them around and feel paranoid surfing the ether without them.
     
  14. Mez

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    I doubt that they are effective this has been true for a very long time. Anyone that wants to catch anyone only has to change IP addresses every month or so. That is what they did while I was paying attention and that was years ago. That is why the block lists were so long. That new IP would be added to the list in a week or so but by then they have a pretty good idea who is using P2P. Maybe you get lucky and escape detection some times but within a year frequent flyers are sure to be on their lists. Now I don't think they care. It is not how it was in the good old days when massive quantities of music and movies were being down loaded.
     
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    Rey Kenobi Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. Can I make them (blocklists) work with one of those security suites, though?
     
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    If these security suites allow it of course,
    generally Import Rules in Firewalls or Router Page.
     
  17. aldan

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    and a two year old thread goes on long after vpn became the norm.
     
  18. Mez

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    Very strange....

    Well I guess 1% effectiveness is better than 0% but to me, they are about the same. This process is worthless!

    The other huge problem with downloading is you will likely catch some incurable malware. That is where the botnets started. They were able it infect broadband users who kept their systems on 24/7 when that was a rarity. They were able to make botnets as large as they would want. That was probably stopped at 30-50 million in the 90s. One hacker probably kept multiple 'small botnets' like that until server side polymorphism became a reality. The reason they kept their botnets small is before server side polymorphism SSPM once a botnet signature was discovered, that botnet would get wiped out by malware scanners. Keeping them small would make them less likely to be discovered. Bots were likely infected with at least 2 botnets so they would never lose use of a bot for even one second. Once SSPM was employed they could have bot nets in the hundreds of millions with hundreds of millions of viral signatures. Once they have you or a technology (capturing downloaders off downloading sites) they would hold it unacceptable to lose either of them. When I thought I had finally out smarted them by only using a virtual computer to surf the web making me invincible I learned the reverse. I was then attacked with unstoppable and indestructible malware. It infects firmware on your hardware. The only way to remove it is to physically destroy your computer and hard disk. I had been attacked months before the equation group stole 80 billion dollars equivalent from many banks.
    This is what was said about it.
    https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/equation-hdd-malware/7623/
    You would have to be a gullible idiot to believe that unstoppable and invincible software would be rare. Yet security experts and 99.999% of the worlds population are at least that stupid and are that gullible. Expensive just makes me laugh they stole the software they didn't buy it. That malware suite was 'developed' by NSA. So either the equation group built this for NSA or they broke into NSA and stole the source code. Either prospect is unnerving. Of course what is more unnerving is that fools reading this think they are safe from a group that penetrated NSA. They think what do I have that they would want. That is the use of your computer and your internet connection. They will also spy on your 23/7. As the name implies a hacker doesn't break into your computer a robot does.

    No one even mentions this suite anymore. No one has figured out how to stop this threat or remove the malware. That would be huge news.
     
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