You can get PeerGuardian 2
by going here:http://phoenixlabs.org
Also, I've made this thread about PeerGuardian 2
here:PeerGuardian 2 Users - Please Readhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...=25&t=77853
and the thread below is where I had shed some light on TorTor Questionhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/83994/tor-question/
The reason I stand by PeerGuardian 2 is that it's better than any firewall I've ever used, and if you have a firewall right now, I can show you at this moment why your firewall probably isn't doing it's job, compared to PeerGuardian 2.Test no# 1.
Load up your firewall, then open your browser.... any one. Then go to:http://www.google.comhttp://www.microsoft.com
(these are just 2 examples out of 2.9 billion real examples)
If you can get to those sites without any problems, then your firewall has failed you. And the reason it failed you is the fact that those 2 web sites alone have been reported and researched fully, and that's why they're on the blocked ip lists. You can still go to those sites, but not by default if you use PeerGuardian 2. You just allow the site manually for just a a few minutes or so, and then you block them after the time runs out for them to be connected to your computer/ip address. Very simple, and very effective.Test no#2.
Connect to the internet,, and watch your network light show activity. That means something is going out, and something is coming in. At the same time, click on the Windows Update button, and watch your computer connect you to the Windows update center. Again, your firewall isn't doing it's job, by default.
If you have PeerGuardian 2 installed and loaded, you'll see all the ip's that your computer is blocking instantly.. and many of which I'm sure are connecting to your computer right now. And if you see the names of those companies/ip's connecting to you, you will be alarmed at what you constantly let connect to your computer.Test no#3.
Load up any proxy software that you have, and although you'll have a different ip address, that same ip address will follow you as you surf the internet. You're not protecting your privacy that way.Test no#4.
Load up Tor
(Tor, Privoxy, Vidalia) and when you surf online, each time you go from web site to website, your ip address will change. You're on a network of many anonymous servers, and no one knows which server is which, .. and the Tor
networks itself cannot monitor you while you're on the networks. They specifically designed it that way, to keep everyone anonymous. Now you're protecting yourself.
The way the internet has become, it's either protect yourself, or simply get exploited. There is no other way to explain it.
Now, I personally surf the internet with an ease of mind. But until you Use at least PeerGuardian 2, I can, and will guarantee you that bad ip's are connecting to your computer without your firewalls detecting it
. Also, with PeerGuardian 2
, the lists are updated daily
, (or just about).
But right now, I'm actually blocking 2.9 billion
ip's from connecting to my computer, and blocking my computer from connecting to those same ip's. Can anyone say their firewall is providing them that same protection or better? Actually, it doesn't get better than that.
And then use Firefox
?, along with NoScript
add on?......along with Tor
?... you'll be better protected and less likely that anyone can steal your identity from your computer.
Do not play around with your identity, and it's your duty and responsibility to guard it with everything you can do.