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).
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)
Version: 2.0 Beta6b
License: Open Source
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.
Enjoy (or not)
[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