PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me)

PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me)

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 76 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0 beta 6b
  • Total Downloads:
    624,211
  • Date Added:
    October 27, 2005
  • File Size:
    839.77KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    89
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me

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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 76 votes

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4 stars

"this is great software"

July 14, 2010  |  By izzyon2u

 |  Version: PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me) 2.0 beta 6b

Pros

its easy to use

Cons

cant say anything bad about it

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1 stars

"Imaginary protection for the uneducated user"

June 11, 2010  |  By MobileTechie

 |  Version: PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me) 2.0 beta 6b

Pros

It will block the addresses of known IP addresses.
Provides gullible users with the illusion of anonymity.

Cons

It does not protect you from the software, music or video firms tooking to sue.
It fools people into thinking they are safe thus exposing them to greater risks.

Summary

People like the RIAA employ consultants to track down people spreading copywrited works. There is no evidence they do this from their own location or known IP addesses. If they wish to circumvent this application all they need to is to use a different IP, do it from home, employ a contractor or a 100 other obvious methods. The idea that you can get around their investigations by blocking a few known IP addresses is laughable. Thinking you are protected when you are not is worse than simply not being protected.

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5 stars

"So perfect , so simple ..."

May 16, 2010  |  By artman78

 |  Version: PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me) 2.0 beta 6b

Pros

prevent all the access to bad and suspicous sites ...

Cons

well , it sometimes block yahoo or google , so u can allow HTTP option , or u can
add them to a permenant allow list ... but u should know Google , Yahoo & Microsoft
are trying to collect information about people all the time ...

Summary

it is perfect , has a huge data base , smart program I use it always but u need to be
a little advanced user to used without any problems , I like the portable version too ,
I can use it what ever I go to any place with my other portable applications in my
own flash disk ...

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2 stars

"I dont know yet"

February 05, 2010  |  By Tay201019

 |  Version: PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me) 2.0 beta 6b

Pros

I dont know yet

Cons

Its not working

Summary

When i try to use it, it says it wont work and to try updating it so i do but it says error contacting url anyone know why and how to get it to work?

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1 stars

"Good in theory but unable to update"

January 14, 2010  |  By cyberm8

 |  Version: PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me) 2.0 beta 6b

Pros

I selected the following
Ads
Goverment
P2P
Spyware
From the 4 only Goverment updates and the other 3 are disabled due to 'Error contacting URL. Can someone advise?

Cons

Please see the above

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5 stars

"replace with PeerBlock!"

January 12, 2010  |  By SparkyFlary

 |  Version: PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me) 2.0 beta 6b

Pros

This thing works and it's great for just about anyone whether your using p2p or not.

Cons

It sometimes messes up and its successor PeerBlock, I think, is replacing it.

Summary

PeerBlock is the exact same thing but newer. Get that instead.

Updated on Jan 12, 2010

It works for p2p and non p2p users.

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3 stars

"Outdated Abandonware"

January 11, 2010  |  By jrunri

 |  Version: PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me) 2.0 beta 6b

Pros

It was and still is a great program for older systems like Win98. If it works on your system, it provides a valuable security function. It was a valuable program and PeerBlock wouldn't exist without it.

Cons

Was always a bit buggy on XP and, especially, Vista but it was never fully developed for newer systems...

Summary

This is outdated and has been superseded by PeerBlock which is built on PeerGaurdian's source code but is much more compatible with newer versions of Windows.

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5 stars

"Protects P2P activity"

January 04, 2010  |  By ultimatejackofblades

 |  Version: PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me) 2.0 beta 6b

Pros

Does what it says.

Cons

Doesn't work with Windows 7.

Summary

Use PeerBlock if Peer Guardian isn't compatible with your computer.
http://www.peerblock.com/

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2 stars

"Good, but really too buggy."

December 08, 2009  |  By rpangle

 |  Version: PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me) 2.0 beta 6b

Pros

What's to say? If you need a P2P IP Blocker, than this is about it in terms of being built for just such a use. I'm sure it works great, its easy as pie to setup not a very large program.

Cons

The list slowly stop working and render the program pointless and useless.

Summary

I downloaded this program with high expectations. A friend had told me about it and that it was a must* if you are on P2P networks alot. I'm not a huge P2P'r, but I do enjoy the assurance of surfing safely. It worked great for a few months. You turn it on and it tries to auto update...and as expected over the last few months of using it, it has stopped updating its lists. Offering little or no protection at all. Maybe its just my computer, maybe its just my copy of the program but as soon as I am done writing this, I'm going to uninstall it and start looking for another.

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2 stars

"Download Link Down"

November 08, 2009  |  By kryspie

 |  Version: PeerGuardian (Windows 98/Me) 2.0 beta 6b

Pros

If it downloaded and worked that WOULD be great

Cons

The download link, here on Download.com and the publisher's site are both not working. I added both sites to my trusted list, and still nothing.

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General
Publisher Phoenix Labs
Publisher web site http://phoenixlabs.org/
Release Date October 27, 2005
Date Added October 27, 2005
Version 2.0 beta 6b
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 839.77KB
File Name pg2-050918-9x.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 624,211
Downloads Last Week 89
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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