How many times did you get those nasty and annoying e-mails from your ISP about the infringement of the CopyRight law? How often did it happen to you to discover that you’re unable to watch this video on youtube or access some forums because of your geographical location? For sure, it’s very frustrating when you’re facing this kind of limitations when surfing over the web. Internet was made for different purposes, don’t you think so?
Good news for you: there are many ways to solve the problem of your online security! The most popular solutions include using VPN, proxy service, encrypted client usage and seedboxes. So we’ll help you to decide on the best solution suitable for your needs.
So what is exactly a VPN? It is a Virtual Private Network, a great tool to hide your online activity and protect your privacy and security while using the Internet. VPN creates a special tunnel between you and a remote server responsible for sending your data out to the Internet. Usually your data is also encrypted so nobody can see what you’re doing online. Your IP is changed, you’re good to go!
But if you want to hide just the fact you’re downloading torrents, you might consider using SSH proxy. It’s perfect for hiding your torrents traffic and you can set up any torrent client. So what’s the difference between VPN and SSH? VPN can get disconnected due to the specificity of a protocol, even when torrents are downloaded or seeded, so your IP address might be exposed to your ISP. It’s impossible to happen with SSH, as if it is suddenly disconnected downloading and seeding of torrents will stop immediately. It’s just much more secure to use SSH proxy when it comes to anonymous torrenting and not receiving e-mails from your ISP.
One disadvantage of Proxy to some people might be having to set your torrent client up manually. Not all of the users are tech-savvy so it might become a real obstacle for some people to type all the settings by yourself. Although some SSH proxy services do provide you with a super-easy one-click proxy set-up, so it’s not that difficult at all.
Let’s have a look at some popular VPN and Proxy services. You just need to subscribe to one of them, download and install a special app, connect to VPN or set up your torrent client with the Proxy settings and use a secured IP address instead of yours.
|Private Internet Access
Pricing from $3.33/ month
Server locations: USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Hong Kong
Pricing from $5,3/month
Server locations: USA, Netherlands, Sweden
|Avast SecureLine VPN
Pricing from $3.75/month
Server locations: U.S., UK, Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Singapore
Pricing from 5,42/month(also have free trials)
Server locations: Canada, USA, Europe(10 countries), Hong Kong, Morocco, Turkey, Singapore