Are you looking for ways to hide your identity from your outside world? Or are you fed up of anti-piracy system or questioning law-firms? Then have a view of the top 5 widely used privacy services.
The most-used services that allow BitTorrent users to hide their IP-addresses from the public are as follows:
- VPN : It’s a good way to guarantee your privacy while using BitTorrent. At just few bucks, VPNs route all your traffic through their servers, hiding your IP address from the public. Some VPNs also offer a free plan. Also, VPNs are not limited to just BitTorrent traffic, they also obscure the source of all the other traffic on your connection too.
- Seedbox: A BitTorrent terminology for a devoted high-speed server, used completely for torrent transfers. With a seedbox users generally get very high download speeds while their IP-addresses are not shared with the public. Once a download is finished users can download the files to their PC through a fast http connection. FileShareFreak periodically reviews several good seedbox providers.
- Anomos: Anomos is one of the few free multi-platform solutions for BitTorrent users to hide their IP-addresses. The downside is that it’s not fully attuned with regular torrent files as Anomos uses its own atorrent format. But still it’s one of the best options to be considered.
- BTGuard: It’s a substitute service that hides the IP-addresses of its users from the public. The service works on Windows, Mac, Linux and as the name already suggests, it is set up exclusively with BitTorrent users in mind. Besides using the pre-configured client, users can also set up their own client to work with BTGuard.
- TorrentPrivacy: It is also a substitute service for BitTorrent users, very similar to that of BTGuard. It offers a customized uTorrent client that has all the necessary settings pre-configured. The downside to this approach is that it is limited to users on Windows platforms.
Note: 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.