If you are choosing a torrent VPN you must consider maximum privacy and torrent file sharing anonymity. Along with the cost, technical specifications, exit gateway locations and customer experience you must consider following points when choosing the best VPN anonymity service.
Ensure the VPN supports Torrents
There are several VPN services, especially free VPN’s that does not support torrent file sharing and do not protect your privacy when you use them to download or share torrents. The VPN must support torrent file sharing known as peer to peer sharing. You can check specific statements in the VPN provider offering and documentation if they support torrents as most of the VPN providers do not advertise that they support torrents.
The VPN that you choose must hide your true IP address when you are downloading/sharing torrents and your torrent traffic must be encrypted. There are several VPN services that do not support torrenting. You can also ask the service provider directly if the torrents are supported. If you are looking for a premium service, consider choosing a free trial before signing up for a long term
The Torrent VPN must not keep logs
Ensure the torrent service provider has a good choice of server locations
Choose the service provider which offers advanced features such as allowing you to choose the exit gateway server location. Using this, you can choose the country from which the IP address of your torrent traffic will seem to come from. The more the number of exit gateways in different locations the better it is.
If someone is monitoring/snooping on your torrent traffic will be able to link the torrenting activities to a masked IP address instead of true IP address. So even if someone is tracking back the traffic to torrent VPN’s proxy server located in the country where the IP address (masked) originated the snoopers may not reach you. The trail will lead them to VPN service provider and end there if the service provider keeps no logs of user activity.
Check the Advanced Features of Torrent VPNs
There are several features offered by a good torrent service provider, such as automatically selecting the fastest exit proxy server gateway. The kill switch must be looked for, that disables your internet connection if the VPN drops unexpectedly.
This feature ensures the true IP address is not compromised. The DNS leak protection feature ensures the special connections that your device makes at the low technical level are routed through the service to ensure the maximum level of privacy and anonymity. Some providers also offer anonymous payment methods to help protect your privacy. The download speeds offered
Check the speed ratings as the download speed of the service depends on a number of factors. The main factors on which download speed depends on are:
The geographical proximity of VPN provider’s servers to you and other peers in any torrent swarm.
The amount of load on the servers (number of users using the service at any time).
The number of servers.
Quality of the connection.
ISP used by you.
You can determine which provider’s speed is good for you by signing up for trial or short time frame for testing download speeds.