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Actually, we're still working on this page, so please bear with us. In the meantime, the FAQ page can hopefully answer some of your questions.
What PeerBlock Is
PeerBlock is a type of program known as an "IP Blocker". IP-addresses are used to identify a computer whenever it connects to the internet. PeerBlock monitors each connection your computer tries to make with another one - and each connection other computers try to make with you - and then compares the other computer's IP address against a list of "known bad" IP addresses to see whether it should let this connection go through or not.
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Why PeerBlock Matters
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How It Works
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Who We Are
PeerBlock is being actively developed by a small team of developers led by Mark Bulas. For a list of all members of the team, please see our About Us page.
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Years ago there was a program called "Peer Guardian", which was a pretty good IP Blocker. The developers of Peer Guardian appear to have abandoned it back in 2007, after releasing a "Beta" that included initial support for Windows Vista. This version was the only version that worked on Vista (and now Windows 7), and required all sorts of hacks and workarounds to get it to run more-or-less successfully. There were also a lot of bugs in the source code for Peer Guardian, such that even after applying all the workarounds it still would fail with relative ease.