CyberGhost for Torrenting
CyberGhost VPN has recently released a new version of their software. They included improvements, such as new safety features and increased server speeds. We took a deep look and tested to see how efficient this software is when it comes to torrenting anonymously.
Safety and Privacy
The User Interface
The user Interface is very pleasant and straight forward. The initial screen has six profiles to choose. The first five profiles offer an easy experience to the user. If you click on one of them, the software will choose the best server for what you want to do. For example, clicking on "Torrent Anonymously" means that the software will choose the best server for torrenting available. It will take into consideration your location and connection, and it will choose the best option automatically.
Choose My Server
This profile is the opposite of the previous ones. It's the manual server selection, made for the ones who like to check the details of each server. After selecting that profile, there will be a list of countries, like in the picture below.
- If you double click on one country, the software will choose the best server to download torrents available in that country.
- Next to each flag there's a dropdown button. If you click on it, you will see every single server available for the country you selected (See the example with Belgium).
CyberGhost has a total of 1077 servers in 34 countries. They optimized most servers for torrenting and left some others for other purposes, like streaming. Normally, those servers optimized for file sharing achieve great speeds.
At the top right of the screen, there is the access to the settings. There are plenty of options, and we will go through the most important ones:
The Kill Switch
DNS Leak test: The DNS feature does a great job. During our several tests, we didn't experience any DNS leaks.
IP Test: In every test, the IP and country detected were always the ones from the VPN server.
Torrent address detection test: When downloading files, the IP detected was also the one from the VPN.
The speed was one of the biggest improvements in this last version of the software. They had issues with older versions, and this was one of the priorities to fix.
Torrent Speed Tests
We were very pleased with the torrent high speeds we achieved with CyberGhost VPN on many servers. Every VPN has an impact on the connection speed, especially when using a high level encryption. But very few VPNs have a minimum speed reduction, allowing the user to have a fast and stable connection. That is the case with CyberGhost, especially after the recent upgrade they've made.
What we like about CyberGhost VPN
- No logs
- Location in Romania (no data retention laws)
- 256 bit AES encryption
- Automatic Kill Switch
- DNS Leak Protection
- App Protection
- Shared IPs
- Fast Servers
- Automatic and Manual server selection
- Perfect Forward Secrecy
- 30 days money back guarantee
What could be improved
- They should add some torrent servers in Asia and Africa. These users can connect to servers in other continents. But the huge distance would increase latency.