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don't really get much from this article. 69.122.62.231 (talk) 07:41, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Peerblock, Iblocklist, Squidworks main drive is to get you to subscribe to the optional $9.99/year anti-p2p and goverment list or sign-up for a to a shady VPN provider. Peerblock offers a 1st Generation older and grossly inferior to Windows built-in advanced 3rd Generation firewall. The system driver installed by Peerguard has caused blue screens leading users to Microsoft's help site. Windows has a driver verifier that is always active and ensure your video, sound, network, etc do not misbehave and crash your computer. You can find discussions from Peerblock admins instructing how to disable it.

Anyone can generate a random list of IP addresses and resolve them to hostnames. The list is purely speculative at best, they offer no empirical evidence to support it. What resources do you think it would take to provide an accurate and up-to-date list from a pool of 4 billion internet addresses of which a percentage of ownership changes daily?

Why do they not offer to plug this list into the superior built-in windows firewall that is on by default since at least as far back as Windows XP SP3? They are playing on the insecurity and ignorance of bittorrent video and music downloaders. It is a shame they have brought their act to wikipedia.Wikimonkeystudent (talk) 00:44, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

IMHO this piece of s/w is indeed a moneymaking scam (yawn). It simply generates alarming random IPs on the basis of the location of the ISP user in question. If I were to believe its so-called 'block results', I'd have a heart attack worrying that Botnets, the UK DWP (strange since I claim no benefits) and various other nefarious organisations were spying on me, yet strangely, when I use wireshark (obviously with peerblock switched off) I find no activity from any of the IPs that peerblock claims to be blocking. Test for yourself ;).1812ahill (talk) 01:51, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Dead?[edit]

Since the last beta was released a year ago should this be changed to "was developed" instead of "is developed"? The site says that betas will be released every few weeks. The lack of new releases for a year makes it seem like development has stopped. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.196.153.73 (talk) 06:22, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Peerblock site down[edit]

Hi - peerblock.com has been down for several days now.90.195.172.27 (talk) 15:20, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes (http://www.websitenotworking.com/peerblock.com, https://twitter.com/Nexus23_Labs/status/279467266612015104); this Google-cached page is dated 9 December 2012. http://sourceforge.net/projects/peerblock/ is of course still up, and they provided this tweet with another link to http://nexus23.org/warfare2/?p=258 . -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 05:53, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
This downtime was explained here: http://forums.peerblock.com/read.php?1,14036 Laned130 (talk) 16:51, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

... and again 2016-05 http://www.peerblock.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi says "Account SuspendedOther Wiktel Services, You have reached a website that has been suspended. If you are the website owner, please contact support@wiktel.com for information on how to unsuspend this account" --70.174.129.41 (talk) 20:58, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

The site is back up, sort of: peerblock.com now redirects to forums.peerblock.com, rather than showing the suspended page, but the site is still not as it was a month ago. Oddly, the suspended page is still accessible. Laned130 (talk) 16:51, 12 May 2016 (UTC)