Downloading torrents is one of the easiest ways to get any file you want. So how can you download a Torrent file in the safest and fastest way?
Safely downloading torrents
It's very easy to get viruses or to get caught transferring illegal content because of the nature of torrent transfers. Just take precautions and you can significantly decrease your risk of virus infection and mitigate the risk of getting caught.
Ensure that you have already installed an antivirus. A suitable antivirus can help prevent harmful torrents. Windows comes with Windows Defender, which is ideally enough to catch the harmful viruses. You can enable Windows Defender through Control Panel as long as you don’t have any other antivirus programs in your computer at the same time. In addition, BitDefender or Kaspersky is also among the best third-party antiviruses most popular with users. Regardless of what it is, you should have only one antivirus in your computer at a time.
Look for torrents with the most seeders. Lots of seeders do mean that your torrent will be highly likely to be virus-free. This is quite easy to understand. Because it has been carefully checked by others before they shared, it is quite safe. However, it cannot be seen as a guarantee, it can only help you to whittle down the list. Lots of seeders can accelerate the transferring process.
Understand how Torrents connect. Your IP address will be public to anyone else sharing that torrent if you download a torrent file. This helps the torrent clients to connect to other users, but it means that you will be more vulnerable to the organizations tranking for torrent traffic.
Install Peerblock. PeerBlock is a program that blocks the IP addresses of known torrent trackers. It prevents your computer from being able to connect to these IP addresses, essentially blocking them from taking part in your torrent traffic. It is a quick and easy way to minimize a lot of the risk of getting a threatening letter from the RIAA or MPAA. You can download PeerBlock for free from peerblock.com and install it.
Pick and sign up for a VPN service. The different VPN services have different privacy policies and pricing structures. Make sure that you read the right print of the VPNs that you’re interested. The followings are the most popular VPN services that. You can easily find more with a Google search.
- Private Internet Access
Open your Torrent client. Once you've signed up for a VPN service, you'll need to configure your torrent client to connect to it.
Open the Options or Preferences menu. You'll usually find this in the Tools or Options menu at the top of the torrent client.
Click the "Connection" tab. This will allow you to adjust your connection settings, including adding your VPN connection information.
Select the VPN type in the “Type” menu, in the “Proxy Server” section. Most VPNs use SOCKS5
Enter in the VPN address and port. You'll find this connection information when you log into your VPN's website. Many VPNs offer different servers that you can connect to, which can increase your connection speed.
- Make sure "Use proxy for peer connections"
Start downloading Torrent. Now you can download your Torrent more anonymously after your VPN has been configured.
Downloading torrent files
There are two common ways to speed up your torrent download. Choose the one you find easy to follow.
Increase Torrent download speed with healthy torrents
The Torrent download speed is decided by the number of people uploading the file compared to the download times. Most sites will have some information about the health of a torrent file made public, but it is not always exact.
Here are 3 basic steps to have fast torrent speed.
- Download or click a magnet link from your preferred torrent site.
A magnet link usually looks like a magnet and will open the torrent file right up in your default torrent client (uTorrent).
- If you downloaded a torrent file, locate it and drag it into the uTorrent window.
If you clicked a magnet link, it will open the torrent file for you without any additional steps.
- The torrent file will start loading right after it is loaded
After about 60 seconds or so, the seeds/ health data/ peers should be displayed.
Increase Torrent download speed with a VPN
VPN can be considered as an optimal service to eliminate the interference with your download speed. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a service that will encrypt your internet connection, allowing you to remain anonymous while online.
You should keep in mind that you most likely won't see the same download speed as you saw during the setup guide speed test without a VPN.
Both free and paid versions of VPN service allow peer-to-peer traffic and your biggest concern only is to find a high -quality VPN.
- Open a browser and go to Google search
Type “free VPN for torrenting” into the search box.
Go through the results and read any available reviews.
- Fully read all terms of service to make sure that torrent/p2p traffic is allowed before you run and install any VPN.
Above are the most basic steps for you guys to safely download a Torren file. Make sure that you exactly follow each of them.