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ProtoWall and BlockList Manager are two essential programs to keep your computer safe from connection attempts from various sources.
Anyone using the internet should at least read about these two programs
Quote: ProtoWall General Information
Protowall has been designed with performance in mind: before coding it, DudeZ
tried many firewalls and similar applications in order to get some sort of protection
against these banned IP addresses, but often his CPU was under heavy load and some
firewall applications could not load the IP addresses due to the big database.
So, he started up with Protowall. All the work is done by the driver that
filters each packet, extracts the IP header and then compares the address (source
or destination) with the ones in the table, then discards or permits the packet
to pass. The GUI is essentially a "driver instructor" that communicates to the
driver the IP list to check against. The GUI also receives notifications from the
driver when a packet arrives and when actions are performed with a packet.
Introducing, Protowall + The Blocklist Manager.
Protowall blocks incoming packets from Internet addresses that are on the Bluetack
Blacklists. The blacklists are supported globally. The Blocklist Manager can download
these blacklists, merge them (overlapping resolved), sort, and then convert
to various formats such as Protowall, PeerGuardian & other common applications
Why does Protowall stand above the rest?
External firewall blockers are resource hogs and have a tendency to crash your system,
but Protowall is driver based, meaning it blocks packets at the system level which is
extremely fast. Protowall leaves a very small footprint on your resources, even under
heavy uploading/downloading, and is very accurate at blocking packets.
Does Protowall contain Spyware? Absolutely Not!
There are no hidden programs in Protowall and the code has not been released to the
general public to avoid cloning. The Bluetack team is committed to providing an Internet
security solution that is free of any devious spyware/malware.
How much do Protowall and the Blocklist Manager cost?
Protowall, the Blocklist Manager and support for each of them is free of charge!
Is Protowall a complete firewall?
No, it is not! Protowall only blocks IP's (internet addresses) that are received from the
Blocklist Manager or manually installed by you. I run Protowall along side of Norton
Firewall with no problems.
Blocklist Manager is an application which downloads blacklists from various sources and will export to applications such as:
* Kazaa Lite K++
* Many other popular P2P apps & firewalls
It is quickly becoming a Swiss army knife in network security with all the tools that have been added to it such as:
* Angry IP Scanner
* AnalogX Simple Server
* Aldo's Hosts manager
* and more to come...
It also features its own app for looking up ip addresses with the whois project. The whois project was made as a team up from The Faimous One and Seraphielx to stop the confusion of having to know what IP Addesss is listed on what whois server it will look up the IP for you.
Thanks to the shroomerites who have informed me and helped me in using this software, mainly bi0.
thanx for the linkage :P I dont know much about internet security and what I should be doing, specially looking at sites such as shroomery but I know that I need programs such as these to protect my privacy, I like peer guardian......
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