It’s been a decade since TorrentPrivacy started offering a services that is intended for users who want to enhance the protection to their online data. As the name suggests, the application can help you to download torrents without compromising your personal information. By creating a secure tunnel between you computer and a remote server, TorrentPrivacy defends your privacy from eavesdroppers and anyone who seeks to access your online traffic. It applies encryption to ensure that nobody else can see what you do on the internet. The company is based in the United Kingdom and it aims to offers a professional and reliable service to protect your online information. Here is more about TorrentPrivacy.
Privacy and Security
TorrentPrivacy offers both VPN and Proxy services, giving users security as well as speed and flexibility to download torrents. The service focuses on acting as an anonymity tool for torrent activity. The VPN protocols supported are OpenVPN and PPTP, and while the latter is very easy to configure and it is available on most platforms it is known for being vulnerable, which is why OpenVPN is a better choice. Unfortunately TorrentPrivacy doesn’t provide specific details about the encryption used. However, the service promises to protect your BitTorrent traffic, helping you to avoid monitoring and other issues.
When you download torrents, it is crucial to ensure that your identity is not exposed and TorrentPrivacy aims to help you to access the content that you want, without worrying about copyright trolls or hackers who want to intercept your online traffic. The company states that they don’t keep any logs and that all temporary data and compulsory cache files are deleted on a regular basis. Although the company is based in the UK, the service is run from Seychelles, which allows TorrentPrivacy to avoid the interference of the GCHQ. In addition, they accept Bitcoin as method of payment and when you register for the service you are only asked to provide an email address and create a password.
TorrentPrivacy has software for Mac and Windows, but it can also be set up manually on anonymizing torrent clients that are compatible with Linux, if you are using the BitTorrent Anonymizer service, or you can follow their detailed tutorials to configure the VPN service manually. Once you install the client, you simply need to run it in order to start protecting your connection. TorrentPrivacy establishes a secure tunnel and a previously configured torrent client will be launched automatically. This will allow you to download files with privacy. The configured torrent client is included when you subscribe to TorrentPrivacy and all the data downloaded using this client will be routed through a secure tunnel.
If you use pre-configured BitTorrent, Vuze or uTorrent, you will be able to use TorrentPrivacy. They also offer a special proxy that supports all torrent sites, allowing you to disguise your IP address when you access them. Third parties will only see TorrentPrivacy’s IP address and won’t be able to identify you. Not even your Internet Service Provider will know that you are downloading torrents. TorrentPrivacy doesn’t impose bandwidth limits, although they do encourage fair use and anyone who is found to be using a high percentage of bandwidth resources will receive a warning email, although TorrentVPN says that it has never had to send such an email.
Once you install the program, you will be asked to select the location you want to connect to. There are servers available in Netherlands, United States and Sweden and the speed will depend on how close is the server to your physical location. If you connect to a server in a country that is near your location, you would experience faster performance because the data doesn’t have to travel a long distance. The main thing to keep in mind is that the BitTorrent Proxy service will allow you to protect BitTorrent traffic only, while the VPN is designed to encrypt all your internet traffic using OpenVPN or PPTP. although you can use TorrentPrivacy on all your devices, they only allow one connection at a time.
You can subscribe for three months and pay $29. One year costs $89 and if you pay in advance for two years, the cost is $129, which is the best option if you want to save money in the long run. Although the prices are considerably higher than what you pay for other services, TorrentPrivacy offers both the BitTorrent proxy and the VPN as part of its plans. You can pay using PayPal or Bitcoin. If the service doesn’t work for you, TorrentPrivacy gives you the possibility of getting a refund within 30 days of purchase.
TorrentPrivacy’s website contains basic information about the service. If you register (no payment required), you get access to the members area where you can find set up guides, FAQ section, server status and other details that are very helpful. You can contact TorrentPrivacy via contact form. Unfortunately, there is no live chat available, but usually, they don’t take too long to respond to queries sent via the web form.
If you want to download online content anonymously, TorrentPrivacy is a good option that promises to offer efficient speeds and strong protection, which are crucial when it comes to torrenting. However, the service is pricier than other options that can offer higher security and advanced features that give you more control over the privacy and security of your online traffic.