You’ve probably noticed that your PeerGuardian IP blocker program for P2P hasn’t successfully updated in a long time. This is very bad as IPs fluctuate continuously and those who want to track you with your hand in the cookie jar are using new IPs all the time. The only way to keep yourself safe is to make sure you are getting the latest blocklists to feed to PeerGuardian.
The best lists for P2P traffic can be found at blocklistpro.com. For most users, the
nipfilter.dat.gz should suffice, as it is the normal blocklist. However if you are super paranoid, you can get an even more comprehensive list loaded with more IPs if you download the other list
pipfilter.dat.gz in which the first “p” stands for paranoid.
Once you’ve downloaded and extracted them you can manually import the list to PeerGuardian since it no longer updates. It’s a bit of work but at least you trade it for peace of mind.
On the other hand, you could also try Blocklist Manager which can download, update, and build the latest IP blocklist for you if you fancy that.
Me? I’ve moved on from PeerGuardian to manually updating lists to PeerBlock, the new PeerGuardian replacement. It does everything PeerGuardian used to do, including automatically updating the latest P2P blocklist on every startup. It’s based on the same source code so it maintains the exact same interface and usability.