Wait, there is no fight, not when Peer Guardian runs like a champ in Windows 7 64-Bit. I used Peer Guardian in Windows XP to keep the “pesky” people away. Once I loaded up Windows 7 64-Bit I loaded PG to find that it would not install or load because of driver signing. This article will walk you through the steps necessary to install & enjoy PG on Windows 7.
1 First go grab the new Peer Guardian 2 RC1 Test file. pg2-rc1-test2.exe
Note: This is not the final version of RC1, it is an initial testing release only but hey it worked great for me.
2 Download Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider aka DSEO.
This free program will override the Windows 7 driver signing process. This is a perfectly safe program, research it if you need assurance.
3 Install DSEO and enable TEST MODE and reboot your computer. Notice the “Test Mode” in the bottom right of your desktop…
4 Once rebooted, you need to install PG2 but DO NOT launch it. Open the PG2 install folder, (C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2), and look for “pgfilter.sys”. This is the unsigned driver that you will sign using DSEO’s sign file option. Type the path for pgfilter.sys which should be (C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pgfilter.sys), and press OK.
5 Now copy & paste the following code in the run box. In Windows 7 the run box is found via START>ALL PROGRAMS>ACESSORIES>RUN.
bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
6 Your done! Remember you may need to Run As Administrator PG2, just right click on it’s icon in start menu. As always remember to retweet, Digg, Reddit, Stumble or whatever you do if you found this helpful.