You want to download torrents but you’re worried about getting tracked? What you want is a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN anonymises your computer’s address (or IP) by encrypting and rerouting your data through a network. Sounds hard? It isn’t. Here are the 4 steps to get one running.
1 – Get Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access(PIA) are a VPN service provider. These guys are solid and I’ve used them for quite some time. It’s $40 a year and they are top rated for both service and protecting user data.
2 – Download and install the PIA client
This is the program that PIA provide that lets you log in to your PIA account and connects your computer to the VPN. They have Mac, PC and mobile phone clients, which means you can install, login and run the VPN on multiple devices with very little set up.
3 – Get your login details from your email
They will send you a link to your email which will contain your username (which will be different from your email address) and your password. If you do get stuck they’ve got great support.
4 – Open the PIA client and log in
Simply open the PIA client you downloaded and input your username and password. When you see the little black robot in your task bar you’ll know your IP is obscured and you can download all the torrents you want. Now I’m gonna go watch Game of Thrones.