The only way hackers have found easier is through sharing of files which contains links which might cause harm to the network connection. To prevent this, you need a special tool like peer guardian which come in handy to detect and block any unauthorized access.
At the same time, it locks your IP address from visibility among other users. It comes with an update function which ensures that at any time, all your data is safe from unauthorized access. You also have an option of manually configuration settings which comes in handy to aid in customization of the network settings. It is a simple and effective tool for all users despite the level of experience.
Block and manage connections
You can view all incoming and outgoing connections, so you can easily block suspicious IP addresses or processes.
In fact, you have a choice on the kind of installation you may need and at the same time, you have a choice to handle an online database with a complete search function to aid in such kin of network activities. The interface is simple with no clutter, all functions are accessed through a drop down menu which aids in all manner of handling of complex functions.
Just in case you have a challenge use the help file to access all documentation for help.
PeerGuardian is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in firewall category and is available to all software users as a free download.