Torrent Protection

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Even when you just mention the word “Torrent” these days, it’s automatically associated with piracy and downloading music or movies. While this may be true to a. Dec 15, 2011 Re: Torrent Protection exbrit Dec 15, 2011 5:55 AM (in response to zink) VirusScan checks all downloads as they happen but you can do an additional scan of that, or any other file or folder by going to it in Windows Explorer and right-clicking it.


The problem Revealing your identity by using your real IP address to download/transfer torrent files can turn into big trouble and even cost you a money in lawsuits. Many people don’t understand how the P2P downloads and copyright infringement work, so we will try to explain it. When you start to transfer a file over bittorrent protocol, you are one of the “peers”, and everyone participating in the same transfer can see that you are doing it. To put it simple: “a peer can see other peers”. All peers participating in the sharing of the same torrent file, form a “swarm”. While you are part of the swarm, other participants can see your source IP address. Normally, torrent users don’t know who are they sharing the content with, but the swarms are infiltrated by bots and actors who are collecting automatically the IP addresses of other participants.

Those IPs are used when sending so-called “copyright infringement letters” (or “DMCA warnings” in the USA and some other countries), and all nasty emails to their ISPs. So your ISP can receive a notice that you have transferred copyright protected material and this may result into all kind of problems. The solution Protecting your torrent downloads means hiding your online identity so the copyright trolls don’t get to you. And the best measure to do that is to use a VPN or a proxy that will protect your real IP from being disclosed through the P2P file transfer. This way you are dodging the warning and other related problems, since they won’t be sent to you anymore, but to the VPN/proxy provider. Keep in mind that not all VPNs are similar, and they have different policies.

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Most of them don’t allow torrenting and they may kick you out if you use their service to transfer torrent files. Or even worse: they can disclose your real identity to the copyright trolls. Here is a list of. Navcoder 2 9 Keygen Free there. There are more, but these are the ones we tested, trust and recommend.

You should always double-check to confirm that your VPN/proxy provider is fine with torrent traffic. Read their policies, info-pages carefully and ask them what is their P2P policy and if they suspend clients torrenting. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Also be aware that PopCornTime is using the bittorrent protocol to transfer the movies you are watching, which is exactly the same as downloading the file with a bittorrent client. PopCornTime transfers need to be, too. Just a few things I found early in my learning to torrent experiences that may or may not be of importance (I’m not that geeky yet but I do like learning and have found myself to be much happier with each new geek-thing I get under my belt.) I was using the simpleton’s way called (simply) “Hide-my-IP”, which I’m sure many here have given a run through early on, too.

When I got my 1st “love letter” from my ISP declaring that I had committed the horrid sin of downloading copyrighted material (it was Zoolander, and Ben Stiller is a serious crush the pirates who steal his works nut, I mean I thought the FBI was to show up at my door at any second.) I didn’t get why my hidden ip didn’t work, but upon more trial and error, found that when I played anything back, it was somehow open to prying eyes at that juncture, as well. So I began going stealth when doing any playbacks and that solved the prob (or was a fantastic coincidence). Vuze is the client I use, and it’s come a very long way since then, by having built in choices that just a click will use to prevent LOTS of possible issues.

You can change the name of the torrent piece (film, music, book, pornorama, whatever your collection holds), and also either move it upon finishing the download automatically, to some library called “Summer Salads” or whatever is a good disguise, or move it later for whatever purposes you have in mind. That’s just the start of all the really nice, handy tools that now comes with the Vuze client, and I could not imagine wanting to change to any other. Hope this helps prevent the 1st letter heart attack I almost had. I’m a whole lot smarter now, and enjoy the time and energy I put into this. Being a disabled lady and stuck at home most all the time, this is important for me to be able to do. I am now going to follow the very good advice given on this site (stellar job, btw) and set myself up with a nice VPN.