How to stop an ISP from seeing your torrent downloads

Written by mitchell white
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Torrent downloads make use of Torrent files to retrieve movies, music and other files quickly. They do this by getting a little piece of each file from a different user who is also downloading the file. The downside is that this makes your download very public. If you care about privacy and would rather your Internet service provider not watch everything you download, you can privatise the downloads using some free online tools.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Download and install GoTrusted (see Resources). Sign up for the free week trial to see if you like the service. Click the "Go Trusted" button in the program to create a fake IP that masks your Torrent activities. GoTrusted has a monthly fee after the free trial.

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    Download and install Free VPN. You can choose between free and paid servers from this program. The free servers have limitations on bandwidth and speed.

  3. 3

    Download and install UltraVPN. This program lets you connect up to 500 KB/S. There is no upper limit to how much data you can transfer through this service. It creates a fake IP address that keeps your ISP from detecting your Torrent downloads.

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