How to Safely Download

How to Safely Download Torrents – Keep Yourself Protected On The Web ByNovak Bozovic-February 8, 2018 “2/2.2113.jpg” You’re likely reading this article because you’ve heard that torrents are unsafe and you want to keep your computer protected. The good news is that there is no more problem with torrents than just about any other aspect of the Web. It goes a long way to applying a set of basic safeguards and knowing what kinds of files you can download. Let’s look at how to access torrents in a safe manner. Disclaimer: TechNadu does not accept illegal file sharing or an infringement of copyright. Although P2P file sharing technology is legal many of the files exchanged through P2P are actually copyrighted. Uploading these copyrighted files will risk a civil lawsuit. While these lawsuits are often class action cases some were targeted at individual users in an attempt to give them an example.

Protect Your Torrent Downloads Many of you will be surprised to learn that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) are fully aware of your Internet browsing. Such firms have the ability to collect and pass on your personal data to third parties. And keeping the data safe and unavailable to anyone who wants to obtain it is imperative. This is particularly important if you are planning to download and share Torrent files. “2/2.578.jpg” TechNadu strongly recommends using ExpressVPN to encrypt your IP and make your device impenetrable to malware. This particular VPN software has scored the highest in our tests that can be seen in our review on ExpressVPN. Use the link provided to read everything you need to know about this highly powerful and easy to use program. Make sure you sign up for ExpressVPN and enjoy the Internet as it should be – open, and without any concerns about privacy.

By the end of this article you’ll know everything you need to know about keeping yourself and your computer safe when you download torrents. We’ll talk about useful applications that can be used for this purpose as well as how to identify torrent files that are risk free. So let’s get started, do we?

Use an antivirus

“2/2.2114.png” The good news is you can start using an antivirus without having to pay anything. There are many interesting options out there so you can do a research and pick the one that you feel is the best. We recommend reading our article on best free antivirus to use in 2018 to help you get started.

Inspect Torrent Files

See Torrent Comments

Each popular torrent website has a section of comments. This is not an accident. Comments are a way in which the torrent user community can express their opinions on certain torrents and also issue helpful warnings. This is especially useful if, for example, you are downloading a video. “2/2.2116.jpg”

Beware of some types of files

The fact is that hackers can conceal malware in just about any file type. Executable files however still hold the highest level of risk. These are Files with EXE and BAT. As you know every application or game on Windows is an EXE file. This is why users of Windows need to be careful and scan the files downloaded as soon as they reach your computer. “2/2.2117.jpg”

Hide Your IP Address

Finally we’ll be talking about VPN (Virtual Private Network) apps. This is the best way to hide your IP address, together with your physical location. You make sure that no one can trace your steps by using a VPN, so you can use torrents without any fear. That is particularly important if you want to learn how to download torrents safely. Let’s go dive a little deeper.

This is a wise investment even though a fully reliable VPN will set you back a few dollars per month. This form of application can run on any device and needs no technical know-how. Open it, you install it and connect to a remote server. From there it is securely encrypted on all of your Internet traffic. This means you can browse the Web and download files without your ISP (Internet Service Provider) being aware of your activities. “2/2.2118.png” Still not all VPNs are the same and you want to make sure you use the best one. Our article about Torrenting’s Best VPNs can help you get started. Here’s where you’ll find a bunch of different options – all working as advertised.

There are two ways to encrypt your Internet connection after you sign up and launch a VPN program. If you want to mask all your surfing on the Internet (not just access torrents), you can use the default VPN app. Open it with your credentials on your computer sign-in and you are ready to leave. However, you should integrate your VPN of choice with your Torrent client to make sure you’re hiding your torrenting activities. If you are using uTorrent – one of the most popular torrent clients here is how you can do this: launch uTorrent on your computer “2/2.2119.jpg”Final Thoughts

That’s all when it comes to downloading torrents safely. Although there is always a chance that you will find malware when downloading files from the Web the previously explained set of measures can go a long way. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to let us know. If you believe others could benefit from reading this article why not share it online? Thank you!