alternative to peerblock?

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    Are there any alternatives to peerblock? I can't get it to work, and am very interested in having the ability to have blocklist's running on my laptop when traveling (not behind my own router).
     
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    Mate,

    Most firewalls will do what that software is claiming, if not a firewall and other software combination. You can even do it without a heavy handed firewall if you are more of an advanced user.

    Have a look at the different firewalls. Article HERE. The problem being, it is going to cost you money.
    But then again you will get support from that company.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Yeah I have commodo, but I am also looking to make use of a few different blocklist's from some reputable companies.

    My routers can do it, but I would like to remain protected when traveling.

    *This has nothing to do with filesharing, I don't do the whole p2p thing.*
     
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    What errors do you get installing Peerblock? I have used it for years without issue. Are you running 32 or 64-bit W7?
     
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    I am running 64bit.

    I just re-installed, an error popped up, shut down, restarted, ran peerblock, an error popped up, then peerblock closed itself.

    Here are screen shots of the errors.
     

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    Try disabling your anti-virus software and see if you still get the error. What A/V software do you use?

    If that works then try re-enabling your A/V and add the Peerblock folder (if you can do folders) otherwise add Peerbock.exe to your anti-virus's exceptions.
     
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    Will do, I use Bitdefender.
     
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    Bitdefender exclusions
    Add Exclusions for the folder, the exe, and I doubt it is the current issue but in order to get updates make sure it is authorized through the firewall.
     
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    If that does fix it then you may also need to be running Peerblock with Administrator privileges.
     
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    DOH! I don't know why I didn't think of that. It seems to have fixed it, peerblock at least runs now. It still flashes an error when downloading/updating the lists. I'll try running it as an administrator.
     
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    No more errors, thank you verry much!

    Edit: I take back no more errors.I get one on shutting down, however the program seems to be working.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    Hi guys,
    just saw this thread and I use ipfilterX and it's absolutely great |!|,
    read about it.


    ;-)
     
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