PeerBlock: it blocks the IP addresses that monitor you

PeerBlock blocks IP addresses that are monitoring you
PeerBlock blocks IP addresses that are monitoring you

Dernière mise à jour: 14 mai 2024

If you are addicted to downloading on P2P networks, but don't want to go through a VPN, PeerBlock is the solution you need.

This software allows, in fact, to block unwanted IPs who would come and see what you download.
Peerblock is a smart, open source, free software that analyzes your Internet connection and automatically block IP addresses monitoring organizations (Including hadopi) and spy servers that enter the system without your knowledge. And it's 100% legal !

PeerBlock simply controls who your computer talks to on the Internet. It not only protects you from dangerous servers that spy on you, but by selecting the appropriate list, you are also protected from servers that monitor your activities on P2P networks. The application is based on lists of IPs referenced as harmful.

Here the reaction time is important since HADOPI and other monitoring companies do not hesitate to change the IP of their servers. With PeerBlock, you are therefore taking a somewhat risky bet depending on the updating of the IP addresses in the database but unlike a VPN, the data transfer is fast.
In addition, the program can count on a strong community to update the offending IP lists or ranges.

How to use PeerBlock?

Start by download PeerBlock. After installation, the program starts. You must choose the addresses you want to block.
Check the box P2P, which corresponds to anti-downloading organizations, of which Hadopi is a part, and the box spyware to protect you from spyware that abounds on the Internet. Also check the box Always Allow HTTP to prevent certain sites from being blocked, then click on Next.

Then choose to monitor software updates and IP lists every day to avoid surprises. Do Next for the software to fetch updates and wait for the changes to take effect.
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Finally in the main window you will see the number of IPs blocked by your PC (over 763 million on my version!) as well as authorized exchanges with the outside world.
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In short, Peerblock remains a good protection against all surveillance services and other curious little ones. To try without further delay! 🙂