Peer Guardian and Some Kind of Patch

By geekydiorgirl
Dec 30, 2007
  1. Is PeerGuardian considered good protection?

    Also my friend gave me a patch that supposedly would boost my upload/download speeds. But it hasn't done jack for me but mess up my wireless connection. I can't seem to find the thing on my computer to get rid of's called How can I find it?
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    for a software firewall
    look for outpost or zone alarm
    comodo is OK and its free
    I'm a outpost kinda guy:cool:
    peerguardian is mostly for torrent safety
    complete address blocking
    you know where search button is for your OS?
    the file you show is a zip file the application would not run from there
    open the zip file and copy name inside look for that name
    some of this stuff can put spyware and trojons on machine be verwy verwy
    most anything that claims to speed up machine or net does not work
    there claims can be based on the simple fact that they deleted stuff that slows down the machine that you can do without there help

    thats my story and I'm stick'n to it
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    there's only 1 program I know of to tweak your connections - it's called TC/IP optimizer. And it's free.

    If you are using dial-up, there is nothing you can do to speed up your connection. Programs that claim to are hogwash.
  4. geekydiorgirl

    geekydiorgirl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Well I'm on wireless. But it's coming up as a Trojan. I think it's screwing with my connection. I wonder if it's blocking me from my service. Or my service is blocking me b/c of it.
  5. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    It gets flagged as a Trojan, but it isn't. It reverses a limit Microsoft has placed on half-open connections. It allows you to browse at normal speeds when using P2P. Did you backup tcpip.sys?
  6. geekydiorgirl

    geekydiorgirl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    No I didn't back anything up. What is tcpip? And should I have?
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