P2P file transfers require that both your computer and the seeder know one another’s IP address. But when you use a VPN for torrenting, your IP is hidden so you can maintain your Internet privacy.
Your ISP might be purposefully limiting your torrent speeds, a technique called “throttling”. When you’re connected to our VPN servers, there’s no way for your Internet provider to know what you’re actually doing, so your download speeds could actually increase.
Most VPNs limit how you can use them, but at PrivadoVPN we believe that privacy and security should be unlimited. Unlike other VPNs, you can use P2P on all of PrivadoVPN’s servers, even with a free account.
Get faster speeds and the best possible security by using VPNs on all your devices. Connecting to a VPN protects your digital identity in two ways:
Part of what makes us the best torrenting VPN is that we allow all of our users on every server to use P2P. We also know that when you use a VPN for torrenting, you want your privacy strictly maintained. That's why you can make it appear that you are anywhere one of our servers is located.
You can either pick a virtual location from any of the hundreds of available PrivadoVPN servers or let our app find the best torrenting VPN servers for you. Sign up today and connect to our ultra-fast servers to hide your IP and improve your Internet security.
It is a lot safer to use VPNs for security while torrenting. Even good free VPNs are better than not using a VPN at all. Why?
Well, first of all, VPNs change your IP (Internet Protocol) address so that the personal information it contains is hidden behind our servers. Other computers on the Internet, like the seeder you're connected to, will read the VPN's information rather than yours.
The other reason why VPNs are great for protecting your privacy while torrenting is that they encrypt every byte of data that enters and exits your device. VPNs build an encrypted tunnel for your data between your computer and the destination one. That way you still get great speeds, but no outside party can see anything besides data being transferred.
At PrivadoVPN, we use 256-bit encryption, which is the gold standard for encryption worldwide. It is the highest level of security on Earth, used by banks and governments to ensure their customers' privacy.
Between the encryption and IP masking, you are much safer torrenting through VPNs rather than without one.
This is a difficult question to answer, since several factors can go into it. Please be aware that this is not legal advice and you should consult a lawyer in your jurisdiction for specific information on VPNs and torrents.
That being said, in most cases, no. You can use VPNs for torrenting, connect to whatever servers give you the IP you want, and continue to use the Internet free of legal trouble in the vast majority of jurisdictions around the world.
We don't keep logs of your Internet activity or connect your true IP address to the servers you're utilizing. This is an important security feature, particularly when governments request that information.
If you want to maintain your Internet security, yes, you absolutely do. P2P transfers that don't use VPNs for security are an invitation to have your data intercepted. Companies, government agents, hackers, and even your own ISP could be spying on you.
When you use VPNs to download torrents, your IP address is masked so that you can remain anonymous, even to the seeders you're connected to. Advanced 256-bit-AES encryption means that all of your Internet activity will be hidden behind the strongest encryption standard in the world. That way you can be confident in your online security and know that your privacy remains protected.
Without a VPN, your speeds could be throttled, your activity monitored, and your IP mined for valuable data about you.
VPNs are a whole Internet security solution, guarding all of your data and protecting your privacy from the many entities watching for vulnerable connections.
First of all, your IP address is a necessary part of using the Internet. That's why it stands for "Internet Protocol" and, along with Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) forms the basis for all online communication as we know it. This is even more true when it comes to P2P, which connects computers directly to one another rather than going through intermediary servers.
However, because your IP address contains personal information like your ISP, location, OS, etc., this puts your privacy at risk.
Without the encryption offered by VPNs, you're also risking that your data could be watched or even intercepted in transit. Your ISP is almost certainly watching all of your torrent activity, either to throttle your speeds or because they want to keep logs of what you're doing. That doesn't even take into account hackers that might hijack your connection, and governments that could be watching your every move.
Good encryption, like what you get with PrivadoVPN, builds an encrypted tunnel around your data so that it stays safe and free of interference from your computer to its destination and back.
When you're seeding or leeching a torrent, you are directly connected to the "peers" that have parts of the file you want. This direct connection exposes your IP address to all of the other people you're connected to and gives anyone watching your connection free access to your data. This can be used as a stepping stone to further breach your privacy.
While connected to VPN servers, however, your IP is hidden and replaced with the server's information. This guards your privacy and closes off a potential avenue to your personal data.
Further, VPNs encrypt all of the data coming to and going from your device. That means that while you're connected to VPN servers, everything you transmit or receive, including P2P data, is systematically scrambled until it can be safely reassembled on your system.
One of the reasons why you might want to maintain your privacy, however, is because of international surveillance agreements. Treaties written years ago created several security arrangements between national intelligence organizations including the Five, Nine, and 14 Eyes Alliances, among others. These treaties are classified, so unreviewable by the people who are being affected by them, and essentially lay out how intelligence agencies from different countries share data.
Obviously, this is a privacy and security nightmare.
Torrenters in particular can be targeted by these organizations, since many governments look at P2P with suspicion due to fears about "piracy". Something entirely legal in one country might fall into a gray area in another country, and due to these secret agreements, you could be investigated, having done nothing wrong where you actually are.
That's why you should always torrent through VPNs. The protections offered by IP masking and strong encryption keep intelligence agencies from being able to see what you're doing on the Internet. As of this writing, the OpenVPN encryption protocol has not been publicly broken, so you can be confident that your privacy is defended by the gold standard for online security.
That depends on what sort of free VPN or proxy you're looking at. Some free VPNs are perfectly safe and offer great speeds. Others are a bit shadier. Here are some things to keep an eye out for when looking at a free VPN.
Yes, we offer a full, 30 day money back guarantee on our paid plans, so you can see for yourself what kind of speeds you'll get on our servers, how useful IP masking can be, and the improved defense of your privacy that comes with 256-bit encryption.
If you are unhappy in any way with the service, we'll gladly refund your payment.
VPNs are great at protecting all of your online activity, but sometimes you're more concerned with speeds than data integrity. That's where our SOCKS5 proxy comes in.
Unlike VPNs, a proxy doesn't encrypt your traffic. However, like VPNs, it can mask your IP address to keep you anonymous. The time it saves by only hiding your IP ramps up your speeds while still keeping your identity private.
And best of all, you can set it to only work with your torrent client, so your IP is masked no matter what you do, but your browsing, gaming, and streaming are encrypted while your P2P data transfers more quickly.
PrivadoVPN offers a SOCKS5 proxy with any premium plan, so you can get the best speeds while maintaining your privacy online.
Now you can protect up to 10 Internet connected devices with a single PrivadoVPN Premium account. You no longer need to worry about whether to activate your VPN on your laptop or your phone, you can protect them both, as well as the phones, tablets, and streaming media devices of the rest of your family.
That means everybody can enjoy the security of downloading torrents with a hidden IP address and 256-bit encryption wherever they are.
Protect your desktops and laptops from spying and anonymize your online activity at home or out and about with the PrivadoVPN app.
On a phone or a tablet, you can make sure that everything you send and receive on it is encrypted, sent through a secure tunnel, and routed through our extensive server network.
Whether you're watching on an Internet-ready TV or using an add-on device, you can protect your stream and access Geo-blocked content with PrivadoVPN.
You don't have to choose what devices to protect while you're at home. Install PrivadoVPN on your router and protect everything connected to your network.
PrivadoVPN’s premium network is the fastest, most secure on the planet. We use the latest protocols, industry leading architecture, and a dedicated development team to make sure your private information stays private while not slowing you down. You don’t sacrifice performance for privacy with PrivadoVPN.
Never get locked out of regional content again. Our free VPN will Use the PrivadoVPN app on up to 10 devices at the same time with a premium membership and know that your connection is secure whether you’re chatting on your phone, streaming video on your TV, or browsing the ‘net on your laptop. an encrypted tunnel right through to that show, movie, or video.
Whether you're traveling the world and want to access content from home or simply want to hide from prying eyes, you'll be able to find a fast and secure server to meet your needs.