[Release] PeerGuardian NT Addon v2.0.b6-070825

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[Release] PeerGuardian NT Addon v2.0.b6-070825

Post by Mrs Peel » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:34 pm

I don't think this one needs any introduction from me.

This is my own personal customised pack which is preconfigured to start minimised to the system tray, NOT to log allowed connections, notify on all blocks by blinking in system tray, check for blocklist updates every day and has the latest available blocklists already included in the addon (which is why the large file size). If you do not want to use all the blocklists available then you will have to manually change that yourself post-install.

I will probably issue a new version of this periodically which has more recent blocklist updates, but at least for now you have a version that is good to go and will protect you against the majority of undesirable IP's at first startup.

There are shortcuts in Programs/Security for the program and also the PeerGuardian recovery utility in case the program locks up or gets driver errors (as it has been known to do occasionally).

PeerGuardian v2.0.beta6
LINK: MrsP_PeerGuardian_Addon_v2.0.b6-070825
MD5: 375D52FF035E58BC219330F7CD4ABDB2
SIZE: 3.19 MB
Description: Premier IP blocker to protect your privacy on P2P.
Op System: Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Pro & 2003 (x86 only)
Builddate: 2005/09/18
Language: English
Title: PeerGuardian
Version: 2.0 Beta6b
License: Open Source
Website: http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/
Installs to: "%programfiles%\Security\PeerGuardian"
Uninstaller: Removes program files, shortcuts, reg entries and personal settings
How PeerGuardian Works
PeerGuardian is an open source IP filter that is designed to block the IP addresses of certain organizations and corporations that may wish to harm a users privacy while using the Internet and peer-to-peer networks.

PeerGuardian 2 requires no driver installation, yet blocks IP addresses at a far higher speed than was previously available - never above 1% CPU on most test systems. On Windows 2000 and greater PeerGuardian 2 blocks at a kernel level, acting against every protocol used within the windows system. On Windows 98 or Me it blocks TCP only (due to technical reasons, kernel blocking in 98/ME is not feasible) with the same high performance of the Windows 2000 version.

PeerGuardian blocks IP addresses based upon a list of IP addresses collected by many methods. By default, PeerGuardian 2 collects IP addresses from the Blocklist.org website. Blocklist.org is a website designed to allow users to interactively manage and block the IP addresses of certain organisations and companies. Founded in early 2005 by phoenixlabs.org, it is intended to be a platform agnostic database that utilises published open formats.
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Enjoy (or not)

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[Edit 2006/04/09] Silent update. Added configuration to hide window on close.
[Edit 2007/06/30] Updated blocklist files and built an uninstaller. No changes to the program itself.
[Edit 2007/07/02] Minor tweak to inf file to standardise my uninstallation code. Change of addon naming convention
[Edit 2007/07/03] Minor tweak to inf file and update blocklists
[Edit 2007/07/05] Rewrote uninstaller to add an removal prompt, updated blocklists while I was at it
[Edit 2007/07/06] Minor bug fix to hide taskkill CMD window during removal. Big thanks to Kel for the tweak.
[Edit 2007/07/27] Minor change to uninstaller so it will work with XP Home, updated blocklists
[Edit 2007/08/04] Rebuilt optional components section, optimised some stuff in the inf file and updated blocklists
[Edit 2007/08/25] Updated blocklists and modified icon display in ARP applet
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Post by Mrs Peel » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:25 am

Minor update to add a configuration setting I forgot to include. Cheers :)

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Post by av8tor_64D » Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:04 am

thanks Mrs Peel

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Post by av8tor_64D » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:27 am

did you see Symantec bought Pheonix Labs. PeerGUardian is going BYe-Bye. They said it will be rolled into their anti-virus 2007 at the end of the year.

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Post by Aserone » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:48 am

av8tor_64D wrote:did you see Symantec bought Pheonix Labs. PeerGUardian is going BYe-Bye. They said it will be rolled into their anti-virus 2007 at the end of the year.
Bah, that's sad. But one can't hide from every goverment agency trying to spy on you.

It's just better to go the legal route and support "Open Source", there are atleast one freeware app for every comercial one that do the same thing. Most of the time even better. Music and Movies is a different matter thou.

I know this really isn't about doing illigal things, it's about privacy.

Thanks for the release Mrs Peel!
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Post by Mrs Peel » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:36 am

av8tor_64D wrote:did you see Symantec bought Pheonix Labs. PeerGUardian is going BYe-Bye. They said it will be rolled into their anti-virus 2007 at the end of the year.
LOL that was an April Fools joke av8tor and I fell for it too. :oops:

Peerguardian is protected by GNU open source license so we are all AOK ;)
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Post by Aserone » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:38 am

Mrs Peel wrote:
av8tor_64D wrote:did you see Symantec bought Pheonix Labs. PeerGUardian is going BYe-Bye. They said it will be rolled into their anti-virus 2007 at the end of the year.
LOL that was an April Fools joke av8tor and I fell for it too. :oops:

Peerguardian is protected by GNU open source license so we are all AOK ;)
wtf, hehe ok, no sweat then. ;)
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Post by Mrs Peel » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:41 am

Yeh, that PeerGuardian and Ryans FBI April Fools joke this year nearly gave me a heart attack ROFL.

Check the link at the bottom of the Phoenix Labs news article and it takes you here.... http://phoenixlabs.org/symantec.html hehehe

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Post by av8tor_64D » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:09 pm

Ha Ha, Well I guess I fell for it too......thats what I get for reading

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[EDIT 2006/08/24] Removed for breech of board ettiquette.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:19 am

where is your MD5Hash?

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Post by angelofcake » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:49 pm

why the beta? isn't there a bug in it where you can view the history?

Oh another weird thing. if you include all the lists from bluetack it'll block this site :D I think it's the spider list that does it.......... I'll stay quiet from now on.

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Post by Mrs Peel » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:40 am

What is this file that you are posting in my release thread dot-bot? Please explain.

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[EDIT 2006/08/24] Members post was deleted

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Post by Mrs Peel » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:33 am

Dot-bot, I suggest you drop this subject now. Do not repost again in this thread.

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Post by Mrs Peel » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:37 pm

Updated the blocklists and added an uninstaller....

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Post by monkee » Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:46 pm

thanks a lot, lady. i've been using PG for some time now and aside from the emule killing connections it's been great.
i'm making a new winxp cd and this little addon's gonna make it even better.

keep up the good work.

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edit -
You don't have permission to access /mrspeel/MrsP_PeerGuardian_NT_Addon_v2.0.beta6.cab on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
too bad. i was looking forwaward to use this addon :[
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Post by Mrs Peel » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:01 pm

I've just done a minor tweak on this tonight and it's not uploaded to Ryan's server yet. Check back again in about 12 hours and the link will be live again with updated version.

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Post by monkee » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:24 pm

fantastic! i will look for it tomorrow then. thanks for the head-ups.
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Post by Mrs Peel » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:59 pm

Yikes, I was just about to head to bed and I noticed Ryan had updated the server, so here yagoo....

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Post by Mrs Peel » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:55 pm

Another update....

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Post by ilu4life » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:36 pm

awesome work dear :)

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Post by Mrs Peel » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:20 pm

Minor update....

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Post by fluid » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:41 pm

I've download the file twice and the hash doesn't correspond to the one posted above.

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Post by Mrs Peel » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:32 am

fluid wrote:I've download the file twice and the hash doesn't correspond to the one posted above.
Translation: "I hope you don't mind if I'm the first to whinge and complain when you do something wrong, because I'll be the last person to show any appreciation for all the things you do right"

I think I should start posting incorrect hashes with all my releases cos its seems to be the only way I ever get to know that people are actually USING my effing work.

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PS: Hash fixed.

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Post by fluid » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:47 am

Hey man don't take me wrong I wasn't complaining. I should have included a "Thank you" there. I appreciate your work.

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Post by Zyx_Maiden » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:36 pm

Thanks for this great addon. I just rebuild my system with 070704 version and it work really fine for me. :)

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Post by Sm0ker » Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:45 am

Going to use this as a replacement for Protowall. Thanks for this addon Mrs Peel.

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Post by Mrs Peel » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:18 am

Updated blocklists and minor update to uninstaller so it works OK with XP Home now....

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Post by dougiefresh » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:42 pm

Interesting! Will test it out ASAP!

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Post by Mrs Peel » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:32 am

Sm0ker wrote:Going to use this as a replacement for Protowall. Thanks for this addon Mrs Peel.
Yah Protowall used to lock up on me all the time, although I think it had the potential to be a better p2p firewall cos of the way it ran at system service level. Peerguardian has it's little foibles too and has been known to lock up from time to time, but at least they include a utility with the software which lets you deal to that when it happens.

Cheers ;)

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Post by Mrs Peel » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:36 am

Rebuilt optional components section and updated blocklists....

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Post by Mrs Peel » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:09 am

Updated.....

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Post by Sm0ker » Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:14 pm

Just when I thought it was safe to build a new DVD.... thanks for the update Mrs P. :)

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Post by kHaN » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:45 pm

hi mrs p :)
first of all, thx for this addon! using it for a while now ;D
but i had some problems with the updateserver the last days (it could never connect)
this was so annoying to me that i looked up the phoenixlab forums and it i wasn't the first with that problem
anyway after looking the forum up for a while i found this post:
http://forums.phoenixlabs.org/showthread.php?t=15020
within this link you can find a newer version of PG2: PeerGuardian 2.0 Beta 6c (01/30/2007)

would you plz be so kind and update this nice peace of software for us :)

thx from your fan kHaN =)
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Post by Mrs Peel » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:04 pm

kHaN wrote:within this link you can find a newer version of PG2: PeerGuardian 2.0 Beta 6c (01/30/2007)

would you plz be so kind and update this nice peace of software for us :)

thx from your fan kHaN =)
Yup I am aware of the 6c beta, but my reasoning with this is if Phoenix Labs still haven't published it formally after 8 months of beta testing then they are probably not fully satisfied with it's stability yet.... and so neither should we be.

I always err on the side of caution when it comes to my critical security apps, but rest assured I am keeping an eye on the PG2 forums to see if and when I feel satisfied enough to update my own working copy.

Cheers

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Post by Zyx_Maiden » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:01 am

Tested in my new build: Working flawlessly. Thank you so much for this addon Mrs Peel.
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Post by SnogBird » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:02 am

Somehow I've missed this in all the add-ons I've been using. One less install to run post- er... install.

Anyone else ever wonder whether they ever actually managed to save time for re-installs? Every time I rebuild a computer, I rebuild the install CD to make it better, lol.

Thanks for making the next CD better, MP!! :D

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Post by pen25jf » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:06 am

Thanks Mrs Peel, love PG they need to get things rolling again. You ever think about Protowall? All PG's lists are from Bluetack (I'm sure you're aware of that!)

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Post by Fragbert » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:56 am

pen25jf wrote:Thanks Mrs Peel, love PG they need to get things rolling again. You ever think about Protowall? All PG's lists are from Bluetack (I'm sure you're aware of that!)
Exactly why I use PG instead. Protowall can consume upwards of 500 to 1GB of memory. No thanks!

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Post by pen25jf » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:12 am

Fragbert wrote:
pen25jf wrote:Thanks Mrs Peel, love PG they need to get things rolling again. You ever think about Protowall? All PG's lists are from Bluetack (I'm sure you're aware of that!)
Exactly why I use PG instead. Protowall can consume upwards of 500 to 1GB of memory. No thanks!
Yeah, but PG's still is very buggy (I do use PG, not bluetack). Protowall can eat that uch, but so can Firefox!! :wink:

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