[DISCUSSION] Best VPN's for torrenting use

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Mr.X, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    johnny4321 MDL Novice

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    i live in a government internet restricted country so a vpn is vital. over the last 10 years ive used several and frankly need several in order to circumvent the firewall.

    Astrill and nordvpn are good. there are no 100% solution for me though.
    I also pay for some outfit who have managed to code shadowsocks to work most of the time.

    Back in the UK i stick to astrill which works fine for torrents.
     
  3. Mr.X

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  4. chblock

    chblock MDL Member

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    Use a browser like Firefox that allows you to disable all that tracking BS and you can avoid most of the issues those videos talk about.

    Sure your VPN provider can throw you under a bus, but that's probably not good business and it wouldn't take long to soil a reputation. I've been using PIA for a number of years and I trust them not to divulge my IP if push comes to shove.

    Whatever the case I never buy into a video where the narrator can't show his face. If a computer generated voice is doing the narration a video has zero credibility (those sound computer generated, but I can't tell for sure).
     
  5. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    One can find info re. logging and other relevant info on VPN providers...

    One can go to Linux, one can at least have dual boot, with Linux for internet...

    One can compartmentalise one's browsing between safer browsers...

    One can use DuckDuckGo and alike and not go to Google... for anything...

    One can have fully encrypted email account...

    One can use Tor (incl. the browser), even under Windows...

    One can set up one's browsers as indicated in that video...

    One can clean up before rebooting...

    One can have extra firewall and anti-malware SW even under Linux...

    One can use one's brains and - regardless of "face/name shown" or not - use the info, check it all out, inform oneself and do what is needed...
     
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