PeerGuardian
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PeerGuardian is Phoenix Labs premier IP blocker for OS X. PeerGuardian integrates support for multiple lists, list editing, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), making it the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P.

A PeerGuardian widget is included.
What's New
Version 1.7.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Growl is required for the Temporary Allow feature







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Gilby101mu reviewed on 14 Mar 2013
Fails to load kext with OS X 10.8.3
Uninstall/reinstall fails.
Anyone have it working after 10.8.3 upgrade?
[Version 1.7.0]

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Viking_the replied on 20 Mar 2013
Nope! PeerGuardian_170b2 - Worked great up until I installed OS Update 10.8.3 this AM and on the reboot PG failed and anything I tried to do through the app's menus failed with various error messages. (new MB Pro, 2.6 GHz, 8 Mb)

Too bad it didn't even get out of beta before it was toast! It was a great app; hope the developer can find an easy fix and get an update out.
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Charnk reviewed on 14 Sep 2012
Extremely useful piece of software that works on Mountain Lion. I wish there were more of this type of app to choose from, but at least, we have this one. And yes, it works as advertised, if you try and figure out how it works. Don't install, sit back and expect it to do the rest.
[Version 1.7.0]


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Macs-Pain reviewed on 09 Aug 2012
Does what it says.
Always worked fine for me.
Version 1.7.0 doesn't have an icon in the menu bar any more, should be fixed.
[Version 1.7.0]


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Soap-On-A-Rope reviewed on 06 Apr 2011
Piece of garbage. Started randomly blocking all google servers without warning: impossible to connect to any google server via Mail.app or any browser, across user accounts, and took nearly an hour for me to figure out what it was.
[Version 1.5.1]

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Soap-On-A-Rope replied on 06 Apr 2011
And yes, I was using 1.6b2.
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somedudeppf replied on 26 Jan 2012
Yeah, I don't think it's been updated for a few years. I have peerblock and utorrent running in unity on vmware. It sucks, but I guess it's better than nothing.
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Mdanihy commented on 08 Nov 2010
Doesn't work at all. The log shows 0 activity, there isn't an icon in the top bar. I would consider peer guardian for the Mac a bust.
[Version 1.5.1]

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Penguirl replied on 13 Jan 2011
I could not get v1.5.1 to work on 10.6, but 1.6b2 from Jackweb's link is working for me on 10.6.6
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Jaflores commented on 24 May 2010
If you install this software it will disable your .me account, under mail. Do not use if you have a .me account.
[Version 1.5.1]


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R33c3 commented on 12 Jul 2008
I have had no issues at all with peer guardian, does exactly what its suppose to do. Can't wait for the next update (:
[Version 1.5b1]


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BDobbs reviewed on 18 Jun 2008
This program does exactly what it purports to, and how. It rocks, I've never had problems with stability or anything else, but I've never delved into its depths.
All that being said, it's ugly as sin. Really heinously, awfully ugly. I'm not a developer, so I don't know how hard it is to make an app with a UI (or at least a good menu-bar icon), but I hope that they release an update soon.
Looks don't really matter that much to me, as long as it's functional, and this is entirely. If it gets a UI facelift, it'll get five stars from me.
[Version 1.5b1]


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kbot commented on 25 Mar 2008
Installed okay here but I'm wondering if it's doing anything. Nothing seems to be getting blocked--i even activated all the filters and unchecked some boxes so it would disallow "std" (standard ports right?). How can i confirm PG is working?
[Version 1.5b1]


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undertow reviewed on 09 Jan 2007
This app is very easy to use, especially if used in conjunction with Growl.

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15979

You never have to disable PeerGuardian when you have Growl running, because all the sites I run into that are not allowed are quickly allowed thru Growl. No big whoop! If PeerGuardian works or not. Who really knows? But after a month and a half of use I have not received any emails from my ISP.

This review will self-destruct in 5 seconds. Good luck Jim.
[Version 1.4.2]


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Macs-Pain had trouble on 13 Sep 2012
Since today Peer Guardian is blocking all connections and all programs. I just thought there is some trouble with my internet connection, but it works fine disabling all filters...
What went wrong there?
[Version 1.7.0]


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Mahojas had trouble on 07 Sep 2012
Good program,
but the Peer Guardian Launch agent/daemon prevents Apple Mail and Notices from connecting to the iCloud servers.

That is, the PeerGuardian helper applications prevent Apple Mail from connecting to the iCloud IMAP and SMTP servers.
Definitely a bug.
How can I solve this?
[Version 1.7.0]

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Freezer replied on 24 Sep 2012
go into list manager, make a new list, name it whatever you want, set the checkboxes to active and allow all ranges and use this url :
http://list.iblocklist.com/?list=aphcqvpxuqgrkgufjruj&fileformat=p2p&archiveformat=gz
that will unblock all apple ip ranges.
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Mahojas replied on 24 Sep 2012
Thanks ! It's working.
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badapple had trouble on 25 Jun 2012
Ive been using this for a while with no problems, but suddenly today it stops working. Nothing pops up on the list and an error message pops up telling me that "this version file is corrupt"

I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it. Restarting my computer but nothing.

I cant use any higher version because Im working on OSX 10.5.8 (not even snow leopard)

I dont have the money to update my whole operating system right now.

Any help? Or an alternative?
[Version 1.5.1]


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Logan Saxer had trouble on 27 Dec 2009
I am new to PeerGuardian and am having some issues, as far as I can tell it doesn't seem to work at all for me.

I have opened the Application and all it does is make the sound effect for a mac like you hit a button you shouldn't have.

There is nothing listed in my Log, nor in my PeerGuardian List, and I am unable to Update or Add anything because of the same problem, every time I hit the Update or Add button, the same error sound effect occurs and nothing happens

This is the same with P2P (VUZE) opened or not opened...

Please help, im dumfounded
[Version 1.5.1]

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G. Cardoso commented on 04 Jan 2010
I had the same problem.. try the 1.6b2 version for snow leopard:
http://bergstrand.org/brian/software/bin/PeerGuardian_1.6b2.zip
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Logan Saxer commented on 07 Jan 2010
Is there anyway to Toggle Peer Guardian on and Off?

and what is the most effective way to have an updated list of protection? Peer Guardian doesn't seem to do so well on it's own with that..
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G. Cardoso commented on 10 Jan 2010
You can disable and enable lists with the menubar icon.
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Billoncho had trouble on 30 Oct 2009
Peerguardian gave me a corrupt file message and it had no lists. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it several times but it won't let me add a list. I want to put the P2P list back in. The corrupt file message has gone away since I reinstalled it. Thanks.
[Version 1.5.1]


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Springheelmac had trouble on 05 Jan 2009
Ok, I've added several lists from 'iblocklist.com' and they all update fine. For some reason just the lists that PeerGuardian comes pre-installed with are not updating.
[Version 1.5b1]

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Springheelmac replied on 04 Jul 2009
The blocklists all have been updating fine since about a week or two after the above comment with no problems whatsoever. Sorry for the late update. PeerGuardian works great at keeping known jerks off my system and out of my business. I highly recommend it.
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Springheelmac had trouble on 05 Jan 2009
On or about 30 Dec 2008, Peer Guardian stopped updating its block lists. I uninstalled and reinstalled, and now my block lists are even more out of date. Could all the different block list sites be down at the same time? That doesn't seem probable, but I've never had this problem before.
[Version 1.5b1]


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shaymorgan had trouble on 30 Dec 2008
well, I downloaded peep guardian today, it seems to be workings..i suppose, but i am wondering, do i have to add my p2p url to it somehow? i really don't know what i am doing. Example if i used limewire or azureus or something, do i have to manually go in and add that to peer guardian, or does it automatically block them?
[Version 1.5b1]


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Oscar74 had trouble on 17 Feb 2008
Installs fine, but cannot open Preferences or check the Lists at all. Had to uninstall. Using 10.5.2 on an Intel iMac.
[Version 1.5b1]


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rattus had trouble on 15 Feb 2008
I had the previous version (1.4.2) working without problems, but this version (1.5b1) cannot install properly. The installer stalls with a message to "please try installing again". I have tried running the included uninstall script but it did not help.
[Version 1.5b1]



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Freezer rated on 24 Sep 2012

[Version 1.7.0]



jemmaeg rated on 16 Aug 2012

[Version 1.7.0]


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Date:26 Jul 2012
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PeerGuardian is Phoenix Labs premier IP blocker for OS X. PeerGuardian integrates support for multiple lists, list editing, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), making it the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P.

A PeerGuardian widget is included.


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