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PeerGuardian 2 review on AfterDawn

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Dec 2004 8:45 User comments (12)

PeerGuardian 2 review on AfterDawn Hey everyone, I just added a short review on a Beta of PeerGuardian 2 I got from Methlabs. If you like PeerGuardian but hate the huge resources demand it can give, then you should be looking forward to PeerGuardian 2. The review just basically shows what the project looks like so far and some new features and of course how much resources it likes to use up. I ran my eMule client while testing PeerGuardian 2, so there were many connections it had to monitor and I am very happy with its performance.
The review is available at http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/peerguardian_2_review.cfm

To be updated on the status of the project and to look for other things methlabs offers visit the MethLabs site.

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12 user comments

14.12.2004 15:08
hijacker
Inactive

I couldn't understand how the first one worked and I couldn't figure out how to set it up. But it looks lke a good program.If any know how to set up peer guardian let me know.

24.12.2004 23:40
Lust4kix
Inactive

Why does PeerGuardian2 contain an additional (spyware?) program called KEY, some kind of app that logs keystrokes, etc?

35.12.2004 8:36

That means you must've downloaded a fucked-up version of it. You should only download from the offical sites. =| Anyway, thanks for the news on PG2 Dela, I was wondering whether the whole crew had went to sleep! =P

45.12.2004 12:47
Lust4kix
Inactive

Yeah, I would probably agree with that comment, but in all honesty, I never even heard of PeerGuardian until I saw it (and downloaded it) here on this site. BTW - I'm not placing blame on AfterDawn... this site is way cool. If you are running PG, just look for a process running in the background with the name "Key" or "DLL".

55.12.2004 15:20
SoufSide
Inactive

PG2 isnt even aviable yet, so what are you talking about? version 1.99?

65.12.2004 18:15
Lust4kix
Inactive

I'm using version 1.99 (latest) For what it's worth, I do think PG is a cool app, seems to do what it's designed to do, even if it's a bit heavy on memory usage, etc. This is the link from the site where I downloaded PG just the other day: http://methlabs.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=54

76.12.2004 0:43
SoufSide
Inactive

If memory usage is a problem you can try PeerGuardian Lite. It dosent have any options but it works just as good.

86.12.2004 4:42

Do i really need PeerGuardian? I download stuff, but does PG really protect you?

96.12.2004 7:16
hijacker
Inactive

How does it work? I have the 1.99 version and I can't figure out if it's working or not. Ok, first it counts up to a certain number of IP it blocks. Then I click the status window and nothing comes up.It shows a view log with some number.It asks for your IP or gateway from your internet to configure it I think I don't know,Any PG Gurus than know how this works?

106.12.2004 8:43

as for effectiveness: an MIT paper showed that PeerGuardian had up to 75% success rate blocking spoof files on the Kazaa network (using the correct ips, now added to our database) heres the paper: http://web.mit.edu/patil/Public/805project/ and the article about it: http://www.dmeurope.com/default.asp?from=f&ArticleID=2016 spyware in pg? only if you download it from evil ppl, some are distributing spyware with pg (which is licenced under the open source GPL for version 1) we have info about that here; methlabs.org/howtotell PG2 is not finished, but I recommend trying the Public Lite version here: http://methlabs.org/forums/download.php?do=showfile&id=20 Its Win2000/XP/2003/Longhorn only, but uses more or less the same driver as PG2. That file is licenced under the even more open source MIT licence. Any questions feel free to post here or on our forums :)

117.12.2004 5:50
indienemo
Inactive

Has this software gone public yet?

127.12.2004 13:28
hijacker
Inactive

I think I got it to work but my anti-virus program will not work right.Does somebody really know how to work this program other than give a web address for a solution.Because somebody's been trying to hack my computer and my internet would lock-up and I don't like to share whats on my computer no offense.I have a registy cleaner and spyware remover but I still get shit fuckin up the 'ol computer.

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