Why is it when I start peer block my CPU usage goes down 20%?
I've been using peer block not because IO'm file sharing but because I just want to better secure my computer.
I use its default p2p and spyware lists as well as some bluetrack spyware, threats and hijacked lists.
What I usually see is being blocked is "private-use networks", "link local block", and "bogon".
Occasionally it blocks Microsoft or apple IPs which is wtv.
I keep my computer up to date (allowed the software update IPs) and I run a virus scan every day. What it shows in the task manager is three types of SVhost is using that cpu usage.
Why is this happening? Should I be concerned that maybe peer block is blocking some malicious stuff? I think i will stick with peerblock as it frees up a good amount of CPU usage.
Should I and other normal casual users use peer block to protect their computers?