File-Sharing Tips

The Best Servers for Torrenting

A world map with VPN servers

After weeks of research, you finally found the perfect Virtual Private Network and you can’t wait to start torrenting. You connect to a VPN server, but the speed isn’t what…

Viruses in Torrent Files

A virus detected while downloading a torrent file

You’ve likely heard the adage that visiting sketchy sites can infect your PC. Though the P2P community is burgeoning, many torrenters don’t know whether they’re secured. There’s never a fool-proof…

What are Seeders, Peers and Leechers?

A torrent file with seeders, peers and leechers

If you’ve recently delved into the world of torrenting, there are probably three words you see repetitively. “Seeder”, “Leecher”, and “Peer” refer to how a P2P user is behaving. We’ll…

VPN Vs Proxy for Torrenting

Downloading a torrent with a proxy and a VPN

A quick search for how to stay anonymous online while downloading torrents will yield many articles. As you look through the results, most will contain the word “proxy” and the…

Torrenting With Magnet Links

Downloading a torrent via magnet link

A whole generation of Internet users has grown up with Torrents and all the goodies they could offer. That said, while torrents may have played a pivotal role in the…

How to Check the Torrent IP

A torrent IP test

Prudent torrent users know to use a VPN to hide their Internet traffic. Unfortunately, there’s a possibility that their true IP address is visible to anyone else connected to the…

What is Torrenting and how does it work?

Definition of torrenting

If you were to Google the term “torrent”, you would likely find an amalgam of sketchy websites. Perhaps some Wikipedia entries about the technology and various clients that support it,…

Guide to Torrent Anonymously

Tutorial on how to torrent anonymously

Torrenting is one of the oldest file-sharing mechanisms, with the development of P2P occurring right around the boom of Usenet. While Usenet declined in popularity due to Internet Service Providers…

Seedbox Vs. VPN for Torrenting

A VPN and a seedbox comparison

Anonymity matters in a world where the Internet is increasingly censored and restricted. If you want to protect your identity and keep your online activities private, you’ll need to rely…

Why Some Torrents Don’t Download?

Torrent file not working

A torrent that doesn’t start downloading or one that suddenly stops can be very frustrating. You check your Internet connection, the cables, and everything looks good. So what can be…

Changing the IP Address for Torrenting

Changing the IP address for torrents

When it comes to measures to download torrents anonymously, changing the IP address is the most important one. But, with the increase of online monitoring, is hiding your IP still…

Can Tor Be Used to Download Torrents?

Using Tor for torrenting

Tor provides anonymous Internet browsing, but can you use it for torrenting? Here is what you should know before trying to use a BitTorrent client with TOR. What Is Tor?…

Public and Private Torrent Trackers

Differences betweeen private and public BitTorrent trackers

Torrenting is a great way to quickly download content, but it does bring a few privacy concerns. When you use a public BitTorrent tracker to torrent a file, your IP…

Is BitTorrent Dying?

Is it the end of torrenting?

In 2006, it was commonly thought that BitTorrent was going to take over the Internet. There were good reasons for these beliefs, as it comprised approximately 70 percent of online…

How to Increase Torrent Speed

Speeding up uTorrent downloads

One of the biggest issues in the world of torrenting is the speed. Sometimes the slow download of a torrent can be very frustrating and it may even seem impossible…

What Does Your ISP Think of Torrents

An ISP unpleased because of torrent activity

If there’s one thing that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) hate, it’s torrenting. However, they understand that most people interested in 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps service are probably doing it.…

The Importance of Seeding Torrents

Why is seeding torrents important

Seeding torrents is not a priority for many users. There are fewer and fewer seeders because people don’t realize how important it is to share. But before we go deeper…

Tracked Downloading Torrents

How users are tracked when torrenting

By exploring the features of your BitTorrent client, such as uTorrent, you can see how easy it is to identify who is sharing the same torrent file. As you can…