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How exactly do i use Peer Guardian?

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by mis4ta, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. garmoon

    garmoon Regular member

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    @creaky

    I tried that variety also-samo samo.
     
  2. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    garmoon - I just went thru my backups, it looks like i've been using pg2-070309.exe since 2007 which is on the Phoenix Labs site as 'PG2 6c', and i used pg2-050918-nt.exe ('PG2 6b (nt)') before that.

    Are you using pg2-rc1-test2.exe which on their site shows as 'PG2 rc1' ?

    As i say, crap naming convention on their files.
     
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  3. Mez

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    garmoon, check out the virus forum. In the stickies there is a MUST HAVE utility for XP users. It will allow you to gather all the updates and put them in a folder/CD with an little install app. It actually will allow you to gather all updates for anything M$ still supports.

    I wish I had grabbed another copy. I have since discovered I can't use an old disk to reinstall XP using my old serial # and key. The disks are only good for a range of S#s.

    Actually, this weirdness with PG was why I was checking out this forum. I saw something this week that made me wonder what was up. I have not been able to update my lists. The week before I had a BAD bout with viruses. My computer is still not right but I think I am fairly virus free. Next month I will reinstal on a clean disk then scan my old C: as an external so the anti viral will be up and running before I access it.

    Anyway I went to the PG site and noticed a blerb at the bottom of the page that mentioned how PG was considered malware and that the subscription for the update sites had lapsed but there was new software out there. Then I rebooted in safe mode uninstalled PG deleted the folder then installed it with a copy I had tucked away but again no updates. When I went back to the site I did not see that notice. I do not know what to make of this. Has PG been squeezed out? If so the block lists are worthless since everyone probably knew when PG would stop sending updates. It is something to mull over carefully.
     
  4. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    Mez, my understanding is that you don't need to worry about PG2 exe files being updated, or whether it's own IP blocklists are being updated, the point is that there's other methods that provide updated lists, ie Block List Manager (BLM) for instance, that provide lists to PG2; BLM is linked to further up the thread, then there's peerblock to use instead of PG2 but as i say i haven't used it so can't comment on it myself.
     
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  5. scum101

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    These things are pretty pointless.. the bad guys can download the lists as well as you or me.. and then just use an ip which isn't on the lists.

    They are a right royal pain in the backside too when you are trying to help somebody with a chipset driver or an official firmware when the person you are helping can't connect to the guide or resource page because of a retarded blind and stupid blanket block.

    Horrid things.. don't use limewire or easily caught junk like that.. and use a torrent client which supports blocklists so you are only shutting out p2p traffic.. not everything.

    I'm going to add a heap of ip's I know are 100% legit websites to the next round of "suspicious ip's" public submissions... like when the blocklist managers managed to add their own.. that was a laugh..
     
  6. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    Indeed, but it makes us 'feel' safer :)

    I keep meaning to look into that, UTorrent supports that but can't remember if it's in 1.8.2 (ie the version i use) or in a newer version. As i said above and elsewhere, i'm too attached to 1.8.2 and i didn't like some of the stuff i read about version 2.0 (can't remember what it was now).
     
  7. scum101

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    Could be that reports on r-force and others showed how it sprayed filenames and location url's to people on time warner and sony media blocklists and very close ranges even with the so called "blocklist manager" running??

    I remember us having a chat about it at the time.. don't forget who owns µtorrent.

    btw <Alt Gr> m = µ

    as a good unix user should remember &#8592;&#8595;&#8594;
     
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  8. garmoon

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    @creaky

    Thanks for the peerblock mention. It appears to be the exact program that peerguardian is. Same looking interface for install and actual running window. Installed just like I did pg2 except this time it downloaded all the stuff it was supposed to. Took about 10 sec or less to update lists. peerblock 1.0. I very seldom download anything anyway but it's nice to know there is some help albeit how helpful, quien sabe.

    mis4ta it's for you. Check it out mez.

    http://www.peerblock.com/releases
     
  9. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    Good stuff. Haven't had a chance to investigate peerblock much, too busy reading up on Chavez (Venezuela) accusing the US of using their HAARP technology to create the Haiti earthquakes, and the US allegedly performing Haiti disaster simulations the day before the first earthquake.
    So i just did a quick google as the peerblock site doesn't have any screenshots available, found this ~

    [​IMG]

    So it does indeed look like a twin of PG2.

    Back to my researching, looks like another long night trawling the alternative news sites..

    rtm27 uses peerblock i think, maybe he can offer some feedback on his experience with it.
     
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  10. garmoon

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    Here's PeerBlock 1.0 screen shot

    [​IMG]
    By null at 2010-01-21


    Got to be the new program since other pg2 is kaput for updates???
     
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    Just checked my PG2, it's currently blocking 2,625,306,095, ie 1,850,390,749 more IP addresses than yours :eek:, you should look into BLM and add that to your existing list(s)..
     
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    Don't try to reinstall it. Leave well enough alone. Adding to it requires more training and time. I'll settle for what I got for now.LOL
     
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    I didn't explain myself. I had a problem with viruses. They hit me like a plague. I suspect one got in under the fence then took out the firewall and probably compromised the virus scanner. PG stopped updating block lists around that time so I was just suspicious. A reinstall didn't help anything. I tend to be a bit paranoid.
     
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    Adding BLM to peerblock is the same as adding it to pg2. Guesswho mentioned peerblock in a post about peerguardian, and I decided to give it a go....after doing some searching online about it. It seemed to pick up where pg2 was headed, and with BLM enabled on my laptop, peerblock is blocking 2,698,240,233 ip's, and I think my desktop is blocking about the same number. I don't tend to d/l more than 2 or 3 at a time....anymore while I'm at work.
     
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    pg2 has not been able to update for months. I think the program is dead. Reincarnated as peerblock. JM2C.
     
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    Forget the torrents and worries about scumsbags sniffing your machine. Direct storage sites is the way to go, plenty of scenes.
     

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