Security is a topic that needs your maximum attention and securing sensitive data is a critical task. In order to protect your sensitive data, most of us install an antivirus software. But a single antivirus software is just not sufficient enough to protect your PC, because antivirus software will remove only those viruses that are known to them. They are not intelligent to counter other threats that may affect your sensitive data. So you need an extra powerful protecting tool and that has given birth to an application known as PeerBlock.
PeerBlock is the successor to PeerGuardian. It is a software that helps you block IP addresses of people or a group who could be a threat to the security of your PC. All you need to do is to block IP addresses of such people so that they cannot find a route to your PC. With PeerBlock, you can identify the IP address or a group of IP addresses and block. You need not make any changes in the router setting. All the blocking mechanism is done by PeerBlock software itself.
After the installation, PeerBlock shows you the options of choosing the type of traffic you want to block.
Depending upon your selection, it automatically downloads the range of spyware IP addresses so as toblock them. You can also create your own IP address range, for blocking purposes. All you need to do is to go to ‘List Manager’ tab and locate ‘Create List’ button. If you want to block a specific range of IP address, then just specify the ‘Description’ and also specify the file where a range get stored and then finally press on ‘Add’ button. If you want you can import the list also. Once you click that button, a window will appear where you need to enter the name (description) and the file which you want to include. Once done click on OK button.
There are many other functions also that can be performed with PeerBlock software. Some of these are as follows:
- View History: With ‘View History’ you can view all the activities that had taken place on PeerBlock while you were away. IP addresses that are blocked and allowed can be very easily seen.
2. Allow Http: If you want you can allow as well as block all Https.
3. Check Updates: You can check for updates whenever you want to do so.
Features of PeerBlock
- Easy to use
- Windows Registry is not updated with new entries which means no file is left once you uninstall the software from your system
- The amount of CPU and system memory required is very low
Leaving everything on your anti-malware is not enough where so much cybercrime is taking place. You need to take extra precaution to protect your computer, and for that purpose PeerBlock is a good application that can really protect the system from illegal access and block IP addresses of intruders. You can download it from here.