What is PeerBlock used for?
PeerBlock is the Windows successor to the software PeerGuardian (which is currently maintained only for Linux). It blocks incoming and outgoing connections to IP addresses that are included on blacklists (made available on the Internet), and to addresses specified by the user.
Should I use PeerBlock with a VPN?
A VPN is a better solution than PeerBlock because a VPN hides your real IP address. This negates the need for an application like PeerBlock because you’re not exposing your real IP address to begin with.
Does PeerBlock block Internet provider?
PeerBlock, on the other hand, offers zero encryption. So it definitely won’t secure your torrent traffic against surveillance. Plus, it can’t really block your ISP to keep them from monitoring you traffic – you get your Internet from them, after all.
How effective is PeerBlock?
There are 3 blocklists available on PeerBlock for free. But these blocklists don’t only block some thousand IP addresses — they block over a billion of them. My research shows that it equals stopping 25% of available Ip4 addresses worldwide.