And for those who’ve settled out of court – they must have been presented with enough alarmingly accurate information about the files in question.
Peer Block has multiple features in the latest version of the program.
These include a constantly updating blocklist managed by the home site and a manager that lets you choose which lists to include in the block.
Take away just the top 5 blocklisted IPs, and your chances go down to 1%.
This confirms the validity and effectiveness of using some form of blocklisting when using P2P programs. We tested 2 versions of Protowall, the 2.0.1 build 9 version, and the last stable version 1.43, on two different system configurations running Win XP SP2 (one with firewall/antivirus/antispyware) and one with none of these installed.
Peer Block is hard-coded to use I-Blocklist lists and has entered into a revenue-sharing agreement with I-Blocklist.
IP blocking/blocklisting is simply a technique used to restrict (block) traffic from any computer that is within a set list or parameters of any given IP range.
Until September 2013, I-Blocklist, the supplier of the blocking lists Peer Block uses, supported unlimited free list updating.
Since September 2013 updates were limited to once weekly, except to paid subscribers.
The procedures involved are somewhat lengthy, and not for the novice PC user.