Peer Guardian is a free and open source program developed by Phoenix Labs.
Unfortunately this meant that lists became very large and cost a lot of bandwidth to distribute, heralding the construction of the smaller binary formats.
Until Phoenix Labs is able to afford one, Vista x64 users will need to perform the following steps. Make sure what was pasted is correct, then hit enter to execute the command.
* Reboot the machine * Now the first time you load Peer Guardian you will see a message like the below.
They have been criticized for overly broad blocking based on unsubstantiated evidence.
Peer Guardian acknowledges that Battlefield 2, Blizzard, Steam, and Arena Net connectivity is blocked, which creates problems for many online gaming users who are not aware that Peer Guardian will break game connectivity, and are thus directed to read the manual.
Peer Guardian (made by method of methlabs) and the newer Peer Guardian 2 (made by Don_Phrostbyte of methlabs) are IP-blocking firewalls capable of blocking incoming and outgoing IP addresses.
The latest, Peer Guardian 2, sits low in the kernel, so that it can block all/most protocols/ports.
Peer Guardian 2 is Phoenix Labs' premier IP blocker for Windows.
Peer Guardian 2 integrates support for multiple lists, list editing, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), making it the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P.
- This fixes a couple bugs, updates some urls, and adds a new feature:- Update servers will be auto-allowed while updating, and then go back to regular settings (ie if they are blocked) when it's done.
this can be turned off via the config file Allow Updates setting, but is not recommended!
Hosting, as well as the signed driver, is funded by donations from the public.