Should i be using peer block to secure my computer or is there a better way to accomplish the same task?
I dont file share, my curiosity of peer block came from my research of security of my computer. I saw peerblock a great way to control the connections coming into my computer. I found plenty of block lists and also went as far as creating a white list. Not only have i seen improvements in cpu usage but peerblock is telling me its blocking some pretty suspicious IPs. Some IP address names that come up on peer block are "private use networks", "bogon", and sometimes some random companies. I recently added another list and one ip that has frightened me which i will not disclose has popped up a few times. This is a strictly get work done computer where i also store personal pictures and videos. With the recent development of computer being hacked and set for random or other malicious situations security is always on my mind.
What do all these blocked IPs mean? Am i securing my computer? Is there a better way to secure my computer? Should i be using peerblock? Can peer block protect me from malware or being hacked? Provided that i white list connections that update software, am i hurting myself by using it?