Sunday, February 20, 2011

A (free) tip from Pendelton.

For a while now ive been using a program called Peerblock. It makes me feel safe to see all of these strange IP's being blocked from accessing my computer. Heres the description from the website: 
''PeerBlock lets you control who your computer "talks to" on the Internet.  By selecting appropriate lists of "known bad" computers, you can block communication with advertising or spyware oriented servers, computers monitoring your p2p activities, computers which have been "hacked", even entire countries!  They can't get in to your computer, and your computer won't try to send them anything either."
AND ITS FREE!!!

The only problem is sometimes it will block an address thats pretty much harmless, and in turn deny you access to the site as a whole. But you can just go to peer block and right click the IP and you can allow it for 15 minutes, or and hour or permanently. For example when i try to go to a harmless site like "http://warp.net/records" to browse for cool tunes, it gets blocked entirely, but it only takes me a few seconds to give it access. But make no mistake, over a quater of IP's in the world are 'bad' and they are constantly requesting info from your computer! And you should see all frightening IP's it blocks when im running Utorrent. such as government bases, police stations, and the united arab emirates!!! why are they requesting info from my computer?? i dont know but im not gonna give it to them! and im just downloading music here folks.
So thats my Free Tip of the weekend. so if your interested in keeping your computer quiet, look into this program.
http://www.peerblock.com/
~Peace out. - Pendelton Bloodworth 

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. I think I'll use it. :)

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  2. I use it too. At least it makes me feel safer.

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  3. going to use it too, thanks for the heads up

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  4. going to have a go with PeerBlock, can't hurt

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  5. wise precaution - you never know who is snooping around

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  6. I agree. Better safe than sorry.

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