Downloading a torrent will reveal your IP address to everyone who is also downloading the torrent. Since this information can be used to find your address or even hack into your machine, it's useful to hide your IP address while downloading files like games or movies from a torrent. There are a few free programs that will hide your IP address for you, although many of them are only free over a trial period.
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Use Go Trusted as one option for hiding your IP address over torrent (see Resources). The program will require your credit card to sign up, but it will be free for the first week and you can cancel it whenever you want. Sign in to your account and click the "Go Trusted!" button to hide your IP address over torrent and web browsing.
Try Peer Guardian as a way to conceal your IP over torrent from particular addresses (see Resources). Click the "Block HTTP" button to begin blocking certain IP addresses from connecting to your IP, such as certain other torrent users, or you can just use the giant list that gets updated every once in a while and installs automatically. Peer Guardian is free to use.
Download and install Easy Hide IP for an alternate way to hide your IP address over torrent (see Resources). This program has a three-day trial period, and then you'll need to purchase it to continue use. Click on one of the particular IP addresses listed in the program and then click "Connect to selected" to begin showing that IP address instead of your real one.
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