Peer guardian 2 not updating 2016
As with most other desktop firewall software for Windows, Version 2.0 is installed as a kernel-level filter in Windows 2000 and later, giving the application direct access to the Windows networking stack and improving performance.
Support for both Windows Vista and IPv6 were in release candidate phase as of May 2009.
The Windows version of this program has been discontinued in favor of other applications (Phoenix Labs encourage current Peer Guardian users to migrate to Peer Block which is based on Peer Guardian 2 Development on Peer Guardian started in late 2002, led by programmer Tim Leonard.
Critics have pointed out that the blocklists are open to the public, and thus parties who may wish to circumvent Peer Guardian can actively check the list to see if their IP addresses have been blocked.("Bluetack" was the name of the member of the original Peer Guardian team who owned its previous domain and created the "Block List Manager" used to maintain the list.) uk developed an application called the Bluetack Internet Management System (B. With this database the admins of the site (Seraphielx, Moore, Firstaid, Tozanno, Death Angel, R00ted) would search for names of Anti-P2P companies and set a status code in the entry to make the blocklists that would be downloaded by the blocklist manager for import into Peer Guardian, Protowall, and other applications that would block Anti-P2P traffic from accessing your download.They would also obtain logs from people who were sent letters for downloading "illegal" software, music and videos and figure out who in the list did not belong and flag the entry just to be safe.The aim of its use was to block peers on the same torrent download from any visibility of your own peer connection using IP lists.
The system is also capable of blocking custom ranges, depending upon user preferences.
The original Peer Guardian (1.0) was programmed in Visual Basic and quickly became popular among P2P users despite blocking only the common TCP protocol and being known for high RAM and CPU usage when connected to P2P networks.