In spite of easy downloads, virus transfer is the the one of the biggest hurdles we have to face when it comes to downloading stuff from torrent sites. There are also chances of being caught when you’re browsing some illegal contents. But following these tips will help you to browse the torrent sites safely.
1. Install antivirus
No matter which type of device or platform you are using, make sure that either you are using inbuilt antivirus program or well known third party antivirus like Quick heal total security or Kaspersky.
2. Check seeders.
Number seeders usually mean that the torrent is free from viruses. The reason behind checking seeders is that others have checked it and found zero viruses. It’s not always true but sites with lots of seeders also help in the faster transfer of torrent files.
3. Check the comments
It doesn’t work always but make sure that their comment section is healthy and filled with some positive comments. If a majority of commenters says that site has viruses, you better close it.
4. Virus files
If you find some files that are irrelevant and don’t have a torrent extension, then don’t download it.
5. Join a private torrent community.
As per the availability, there are number of private communities. Go and find some torrent private community. You can get them also on social media platforms.
How to Stay Anonymous While Downloading Stuff from Torrents?
1. How do torrents work?
Whenever you download a torrent file your IP address automatically gets attached with the file. This can show your ID to them who are tacking torrent traffic mainly to ISP and copyright agency.
2. Install PeerBlock.
This program blocks your IP address. So that your IP address remains unidentified. In my opinion, it’s a quick and easy way to avoid letters from RIAA or MPAA.
3. Use a good VPN
If you want to be anonymous, you must have to pay some pennies to the VPN service provider. You will not have any fear of getting any cease letters from organizations working to maintain the goodness of the internet.
It’s very obvious that everything has its pro and cons, so does VPN.
4. Note your VPN connection information.
When you are filling up login form take a note of your VPN network info. It includes VPN server address, your username and password.
5. Open your torrent client.
As you signed up for a VPN service, you need to configure your torrent client for connection.
6. Open the Preferences menu.
Normally, you’ll find it in the tools or options menu at the top of the client.
7. Click on the “Connection”.
It’s for adjusting your connection settings like- your VPN info.
8. Select the VPN type in the “Type” bar, in the “Proxy Server” tab.
Make sure you have double checked your connection info in order to avoid any threat.
10. Fill the VPN address and port.
This info can be found when you log into your VPN’s site. Nowadays VPNs offer numerous servers to connect and doing this will simply increase your connection speed.
Ensure you checked “Use proxy for connection”.
11. Enjoy downloading.
Now you can start downloading with No fear.
These tips stated above are only based on my experience and knowledge. They will definitely help you in being anonymous on the internet (because they help me) but you just need to be a little extra cautious and alert in order to browse torrents safely. Even the proxy websites like Kickass Mirror sites can help you to hide your identity. The motive behind this article is only helping you. “Browse torrents, stay anonymous”.