Many BitTorrent users are seeking out ways to hide their identities from various anti-piracy outfits and doubtful law firms trying to regulate the BitTorrent sites. With the rise in the number of such users who wish to remain hidden from the outside world, there has been an increase in the demand for services that allow BitTorrent users to remain anonymous and hide their IP-addresses from the public.
We have mentioned a few services, some of which are free while some others are paid. It is a known fact that free services are slow as well as come with a few restrictions. Compared to this paid services you can get value for money with a speedy connection with your regular connection would.
The services discussed in this post range from totally free to costing several dollars a month. The general rule is that free services are generally slower or have other restrictions, while paid ones can get you the same speeds as your regular connection would.
VPN is a trusted companion of many BitTorrent users across the globe, it is the best way to ensure privacy while using BitTorrent. Paid VPN services route all your traffic through their servers and hiding your IP address from the public. A free VPN service, on the other hand, provides similar services which are significantly slower and not really suited for more demanding BitTorrent users.
VPN is not just limited to BitTorrent traffic but all the other traffic on your network will remain hidden.
Some of the popular VPN services are Torguard, SlickVPN and PrivateInternetAccess are popular among BitTorrent users. There are several other VPN services available when you Google we would suggest to ask beforehand if BitTorrent traffic is permitted on the service of your choice.
TORRENTPRIVACYTorrentprivacy is a proxy service, which offers a modified uTorrent client for BitTorrent users with pre-configured settings. One of the drawbacks of Torrentprivacy is that it works only on Windows platform. The Torrentprivacy is provided by the TorrentReactor.net team which has been in business for more than two years.
ANOMOSThe team Anomos describes it as – “Anomos is a pseudonymous, encrypted multi-peer-to-peer file distribution protocol. It is based on the peer/tracker concept of BitTorrent in combination with an onion routing anonymization layer, with the added benefit of end-to-end encryption.”
Unlike Torrentprivacy, Anomos operates on multiple platforms for BitTorrent users to hide their IP-addresses. It is not fully compatible with regular torrent files as Anomos uses its own torrent format. Also, the download speeds are generally lower than regular BitTorrent transfers.
SEEDBOXA seedbox is like a dedicated high-speed server, used exclusively for torrent transfers. Seedbox users generally get very high download speeds and also their IP-addresses are not shared with the public. After the download is finished users can download files to their PC via a fast HTTP connection. There are a number of players out there like RapidSpeedbox, DediSpeedbox, and Speedbox.io
SHHHTUsenet is considered to be the most “private” way to share files. The downside is you will have to pay for some kind of a subscription as it is not free. You can go for 14 days free trial at Easynews.
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