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How to use a Torrent Proxy for anonymous torrents (setup guide)

Using a Socks5 Torrent Proxy with your favorite Bittorrent client will allow you to easily anonymize your torrent traffic. A properly configured proxy allows you to route 100% of your torrent traffic through a remote server, which will hide your real IP address from torrent peers, making your downloads much more not all proxy services are created equal. And not all torrent clients handle proxy connections the same ’s why we created this ’s pretty massive, so feel free to use the Jump Links below to find the exact section you’re looking for…ContentsChoosing a Torrent Proxy ServiceHow to get your proxy username/passwordPrivate Internet AccessNordVPNIPVanishTorguardProxy setup guide for (separated by torrent client)uTorrentVuzeDelugeQBittorrentVerify your proxy is working properlyVPN or Proxy: Is one better for torrenting? Torrent clients that don’t have proxy support‘Torrent Proxy’/ Tracker Proxy Websites (to unblock torrents)Frequently Asked Questions How to choose a proxy service for Torrents/P2PFirst things first, you’ll need a subscription to a proxy service if you don’t have one already. And let me make two things very clear:Make sure to choose a ‘Zero-Log’ proxy service (for maximum privacy)It must be Socks5 and not /’ll look in-depth at our recommended proxy services, as well as understanding the criteria of what makes one proxy better-suited for torrents. But for simplicity’s sake, …These are the best proxies for BitTorrent:Private Internet Access (Socks5 + VPN included)NordVPN (Socks5 + VPN included)IPVanish (Socks5 + VPN included)Torguard (Socks5 + VPN sold separately)Next, let’s take a closer look at each of these ivate Internet Access ($3. 33/month)Private Internet Access is the best deal available if you want a torrent-friendly Socks5 proxy & VPN service primarily for anonymous torrenting. PIA has the best combination of essential torrent features, for less than the cost of a cup of coffee per yet, Private Internet Access allows 5 simultaneous connections and are the world’s only VPN who’s ‘No Logs’ privacy policy has been verified in plans include unlimited bandwidth on their Socks5 proxy server in the our Private Internet Access reviewNordVPN ($5. 95/month + Netflix Support)NordVPN’s feature set is almost identical to Private Internet Access (Zero Logs, Socks5 + VPN, torrent-friendly). However, they have one awesome advantage… NordVPN is one of the only VPNs in the world that still works with Netflix. They’ve been able to successfully avoid the Netflix VPN block for you want 1-click access to Netflix’s global catalog from anywhere in the world, choose NordVPN review w/ Netflix unblocking SmartPlay technologyIPVanish ($6. 49/month + Fastest VPN in the World)IPVanish is a zero-log VPN service based in the USA. They fully allow torrents/p2p and include both Socks5 Proxy service and VPN service in one all-inclusive package. A bit pricier than PIA, IPVanish is the undisputed king of speed, outperforming all contenders in our speed tests. Their software is also more user-friendly than both PIA and NordVPN. If you’re willing to pay for performance (and don’t need Netflix support) go with Our IPVanish reviewHow is a Proxy different from a VPN? And which is better? This is a common question. In simple terms, a proxy is like a VPN, minus the encryption. In other words, a proxy will hide your IP address without scrambling/encrypting the data you’re that doesn’t necessarily mean a VPN is better. You see, BitTorrent traffic is identified based on the IP address that appears in your torrent swarm, not by directly monitoring your data stream (which only your ISP can do). However…A VPN is certainly more secure, which is why most of the Socks5 proxies we feature in this article actually include Proxy + VPN service in the same subscription at no additional gives you the option to use either (or both) to match your security needs. Many people opt to run a VPN 100% of the time for day-to-day security, and also configure a proxy just for their torrent AdvantagesNo software to installKeeps torrent traffic separateHides IP Address like VPNFaster speeds than VPN (on average)One-time setupAny OS (Mac, Windows, Android)Proxy DisadvantagesNo encryptionSome clients ignore proxy settingsFewer server locationsSometimes magnet links don’t work How to get your Proxy Login InformationEach of these companies has a unique method of assigning usernames/passwords for their proxy service. Each service also uses a unique proxy address and port make sure you use the correct settings for your portant note:While a few VPN services allow you to use the same username/password combo for the Socks5 proxy, most don’t. So for these other services, you’ll need to generate a custom username/password for your proxy inside your account panel on their website. Services that have generate separate proxy credentials include: Private Internet Access, IPVanish & the tabs below to select your proxy provider. We have instructions to find all the information you will need to configure your preferred torrent client:Username/PasswordProxy Address/HostnamePort #Private Internet AccessNordVPNIPVanishTorguardPrivate Internet Access proxy settingsPIA has a single proxy location, a high-speed SOCKS cluster located in the Netherlands. Here’s all the login details you need:Hostname/Address: mPort: 1080Username/password: Different than VPN login (see below)Private Internet Access requires you to use a different proxy username/password than for their VPN service. You generate your proxy credentials from inside your PIA account panel on their to your account panel on mScroll to the section labeled ‘PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS Username/password’Keep this page open for easy copy/paste into your torrent clientGenerate your Proxy login/password in account panel NordVPN proxy settingsNordVPN hosts their Socks5 proxies on the same servers as their VPN network. They allow SOCKS connections in over 40 countries, and 10 of these countries allow P2P/Torrent connections. The full server list can be found Hostname/Address: See below, to pick a server and get hostnamePort: 1080Username/Password: Same as VPN credentialsTo pick a P2P proxy server and find the Hostname:Go to the NordVPN Server ListScroll to the ‘P2P’ sectionChoose a country location. We recommend: Netherlands, Canada, Switzerland, LuxembourgClick ‘Show Server’ to expand the server list for that location and view the proxy addressChoose specific server and copy the Address. We used mChoose your torrent server location. Make sure there is a checkmark under ‘Socks5’ columnThe Port # is 1080 for all server locations. Proceed to the next step with setup instructions for your specific torrent client. IPVanish proxy settingsIPVanish has one massive proxy cluster located in the Netherlands. To login, you must use a specific proxy username/password that is different from your VPN credentials. Instructions below…Hostname/Address: #: 1080Username/Password: Generated from account panel – you have your socks username and password, proceed to the next step to setup IPVanish with your preferred torrent rguard has several locations for their p2p proxy service. You can manually choose a server by its IP address (shown in your Torguard account panel) but we recommend using the default proxy address and let Torguard choose the fastest server name: (or)Port #: 1080, 1085, 1090 (your choice)Username/Password: Emailed to you when you signed up for TorguardAbout the Hostname: it doesn’t matter whether you choose the or proxy address. Both belong to Torguard’s ‘Smart’ router, which will find the optimal proxy server for you based on your location and how crowded each server We love the fact that Torguard provides multiple ports that you can run the proxy on. Many VPNs (PIA and IPVanish for example) only allow you to run on the default 1080 port. The problem with this is that some internet providers (Comcast is one example) block all traffic on port you get slow speeds while using the proxy on 1080, choose 1085 or 1090 as your port # oceed to the next section to get specific setup instructions for your preferred torrent client. Configure your Torrent ClientWe have proxy setup guides for the following torrent clients:uTorrent/BittorrentDelugeQBittorrentTixati (not 100% secure)If your favorite client isn’t listed here, it most likely doesn’t support the proxying of peer connections. If this is the case, a VPN is your best option for improving torrent use the tabs below to find our setup guide for your preferred client:uTorrentVuze/AzureusDelugeQBittorrentOtheruTorrent/bittorrent proxy setupuTorrent fully supports the proxying of peer and tracker communications. We’ll look at the recommend proxy settings. Afterwords we’ll discuss the (optional) port forwarding and encryption access uTorrent Proxy setttings:Go to: Menu > Options > Preferences > Connections (tab on the left)uTorrent Proxy Settings (with important settings numbered). Using PIA proxyWe’ll look at the important settings 1 by 1. They’re numbered as in the illustration:[1] Connection Tab: Select the ‘Connection’ tab of the preferences menu to access the proxy settings. [2] Proxy Type: Choose ‘Socks5’ from the dropdown menu (true for all the VPN/proxy services in this article)[3] Proxy: This is the proxy address assigned by your torrent proxy service. This was covered in the previous step. [4] Port: The port # your Socks5 proxy uses. It’s 1080 for PIA, IPVanish, NordVPN. Torguard uses 1080, 1085, or 1090[5] Authentication: Check this box in order to enter your username/password[5a, 5b] Username/Password: Specific to your proxy service. You should have copied/generated your login credentials in the previous portant: Make sure you have all boxes numbered 6-10 checked. These are important privacy settings that will make sure that uTorrent uses the proxy tunnel for ALL connections. You don’t want to leak identifying information to trackers or torrent peers. [6] Use Proxy for Hostname Lookups: Make sure that tracker requests are routed through the proxy tunnel and proxy IP address. [7] Use proxy for Peer Connections: All peers in a swarm will see your proxy IP address[8] Disable Local DNS lookups: Prevent DNS leaks and make sure that uTorrent uses the proxy servers’ DNS servers, not your own (prevent IP leaks). [9] Disable Features that leak identifying information: Turns off any uTorrent features that could accidentally leak information about your identity, location, or real IP address. Important for maximum privacy. [10] Disable Connections unsupported by the Proxy: Some torrent clients will route ‘unsupported connnections’ outside the proxy tunnel. uTorrent is much more secure and lets you disable any unsupported connections. This ensures that 100% of your uTorrent traffic is routed properly through the proxy tunnel and your true IP address is never exposed. uTorrent Encryption & DHT SettingsThese settings will let you enable (optional) protocol encryption. This is a weak (but fast) encryption algorithm designed to obscure your torrent traffic as it passes through your ISP’s servers and prevent throttling/blocking. You can also turn off DHT, but DHT is required for magnet links to function so we recommend you leave it these settings at: Menu > Options > Preferences > BitTorrent (tab)Choose Encryption: Recommended ‘Enabled’ or ‘Forced’Enabled: This setting will allow you to encrypt connections between any peers that also have encryption enabled. It will still allow unencrypted connections to non-compatible peers. Access to 100% of available Forced mode requires that all peer connections be encrypted. You can only connect to other peers in ‘Enabled’ or ‘Forced’ mode. This mode is more secure, but will likely reduce your total number of available peers. This usually isn’t an issue but could make it hard to download torrents with few should also read: How to use uTorrent like a PROHow to setup a Proxy in Vuze/AzureusVuze has selective support for proxied connections. Vuze does not support peer connections via HTTP(s) proxies at all, though we’re only using SOCKS5 proxy services in this supports UDP tracker connections (not peers connections) and allows outgoing peer communications via TCP. For more info, see their Socks proxy Line: A Socks proxy does work with vuze and can anonymize peer communications (if set up properly). However most users would be better off using a VPN instead, as it is much more secure for downloading torrents safely with #1 – Put Vuze in ‘Advanced’ modeIn order to access the Vuze proxy settings, you first need to put Vuze in ‘Advanced’ user mode:Open Vuze and go to: Menu > Tools > Options > Mode (tab)Change user mode to ‘Advanced’ to access proxy settingsThen hit click the ‘Toggle’ icon to the left of the ‘Connection’ [1] tab and choose ‘Proxy’ [2] from the dropdown menu to bring up the proxy Proxy settings in options menu. Numbered to show important settingsHere are the important settings to change:Step #2 – Tell Vuze to use proxy for trackers and peersTracker SettingsEnable Proxying of Tracker Communications [3]: Torrent trackers you connect to will use the proxy tunnel and see your anonymous proxy IP address. Make sure to restart Vuze for this setting to take effect. I have a SOCKS proxy [4]: Lets Vuze know you’re using a Socks proxy, not HTTP. This is important because you can only use a Socks proxy for peer [5]: Your proxy hostname/address (provided by your proxy service and discussed in the previous section)Port [6]: The port number your proxy runs on. Most use the default ername/Password [7]: Your own proxy login credentials. Make sure you generated unique proxy credentials if your proxy requires event Local DNS Lookups [8]: Check this box to make sure all DNS requests go through the proxy tunnel (prevent DNS leaks) Socks [9]: After you’ve entered and double-checked your proxy settings, click this button to have Vuze attempt a connection through the proxy tunnel. This will let you know whether things are configured Peer Proxy SettingsIt’s also essential to enable the proxying of Peer communications in Vuze. Check all the boxes as shown below, and make sure to choose ‘V5’ as the Socks Vuze to use proxy for Peer ConnectionsVuze Encryption (optional)If your Internet Provider deliberately blocks or throttles torrent traffic, you can use Vuze’s built-in encryption to disguise your torrent data. If your ISP is using more advanced DPI inspection/torrent-blocking technology, you’ll be better off running Vuze through the VPN tunnel (instead of the proxy) change your Vuze encryption settings go to:Menu > Tools > Options > Connection (toggle) > Transport Encryption [1]Turn on Vuze transport encryption to circumvent torrent blocking/throttlingRequire Encrypted Transport [2]: Check this box to enable mum Encryption Level [3]: Set this to RC4 (strongest)There are two modes you run Vuze encryption in…Forced Mode (only allow encrypted connections): Leave boxes [4] and [5] unchecked to make sure you only allow encrypted connections. Enabled Mode (allow encrypted and unencrypted peers): Check boxes [4] and [5] to use encryption when available but still allow unencrypted connections if necessary. This is less secure but will give you access to 100% of peers sharing a Proxy SetupDeluge has the better proxy support than almost any competing torrent client. They allow you to proxy all of the most important torrent connections, including:TrackersWeb SeedsDHT/Peer-exchangePeersNote: You have to choose a proxy server for each of these, but you can use the same proxy for all connections. You just have to set it up 4 times as we’ll show #1 – Configure Deluge Proxy SettingsTo access Deluge’s proxy settings, go to:Edit > Preferences (or Ctrl+P) > Proxy (tab)It’ll look like this:What Deluge looks like with no proxy set upWe’re going to change all 4 of these sections to have the exact same proxy settings. Here are the settings you’ll want:Type: SocksV5 w/ Auth (allows you to enter username/password)Username/Password: Your login credentials. Provided by your proxy service or generated from your VPN account panel (PIA & IPVanish) Proxy address your provider uses (e. g. or etc)Port: The port # your proxy uses. Most use the default port of 1080Here are the completed proxy settings, using Private Internet Access as an example. Replace the appropriate settings with your own proxy services’ Proxy setup completed with PIA (as an example)Step #2 – Setup Encryption (Optional)You can choose to enable encryption on Deluge if you believe your ISP is blocking/throttling/slowing torrent to: Edit > Preferences > Network (Tab)Then look to the bottom of the window for the section labeled ‘Encryption’ gives very fine-grained control over what portion of the torrent protocol to encrypt and whether to force encrypted connections or just use them when are the two most common modes we recommend:Forced, Full-Encryption Mode:Inbound: ForcedOutbound: ForcedLevel: Full StreamEncrypted Entire Stream: CheckedWhen setup properly, it will look like this:Full-Stream, Forced EncryptionEncryption ‘Enabled’ ModeThis mode will allow you to use as much encryption as your peers allow. It will still use insecure connections if there are not enough encrypted peers bound: EnabledOutbound: EnabledLevel: EitherEncrypt Entire Stream: CheckedSettings should match these shown here…Deluge with Encryption ‘Enabled’ but not requiredThat’s it, your Deluge torrent proxy is all set up. Proceed to the next section on testing your proxy setup. QBitTorrent Proxy SetupQBittorrent has excellent proxy support (much like Deluge). They allow proxying of both peer and tracker connections, effectively hiding your IP address from #1 – Change your QBittorrent proxy settingsGo to: Tools > Options > Connection (tab) [1] > Proxy server (section)In the ‘Connection’ tab of the QBittorrent options menu, you’ll see the proxy settings towards the image below shows a proper setup using Private Internet Access. You’ll want to insert the correct host, port, username/password for your proxy provider. QBittorrent Proxy settingsType [2]: SOCKS5Host [3]: Your proxy’s host addressPort [4]: Port number your proxy operates on. Most use the default – 1080Use proxy for peer connections [5]: Check this. It ensures that all connections peers are routed through the proxy tunnel (so they can’t see your real IP address). Disable Connections not supported by proxies [6]: Check this. We don’t want QBittorrent routing any connections thentication [8]: Make sure to check this box so you can enter your proxy username/passwordUsername/Password [9]: Provided by your proxy serviceStep #2 – Add Encryption (Optional)Deluge has built-in support for protocol encryption. This may allow you to prevent your ISP’s attempts to block/throttle/slow your torrents. This probably won’t defeat more sophisticated DPI torrent-blocking, in which case you’re better off using a change the Deluge Encryption Options go to: Tools > Options > Bittorrent (tab)Look for the single line labeled ‘Encryption Mode’ are three choices:Disable Encryption: Never use encryptionPrefer Encryption: Use encryption as often as possible (whenever enough encrypted peers are available)Require Encryption: Only connects to encryption-enabled peers. This may reduce your overall number of peers you can connect to, but you will have 100% full-time ’s it! QBittorrent is all setup. Proceed to the ‘Check your settings’ Torrent ClientsWhat about other torrent clients? Can you use a proxy with Tixati, Frostwire or Transmission? Answer: The short answer is no. Transmission (one of the most popular Mac clients) doesn’t support proxies at all. Tixati does include proxy settings, but if the proxy goes down it will route your torrents through the unsecured tunnel (bad). Frostwire doesn’t work correctly with proxies same is true of the web-based torrent clients like uTorrent web, as well as most android torrent apps other than Flud and Line: Vuze, Deluge, QBittorrent and uTorrent are the only multi-platform clients with full proxy support. If you’re using any other torrent software, you should get a VPN instead. How to verify your proxy is workingEach torrent client handles failed proxy connections differently. Some will just route torrent traffic through your regular connection (bad). Others won’t connect at all until you insert the correct proxy settings (good) way, you’ll want to check your torrent IP address to verify that your peers can only see the proxy servers’ IP address, not your ’ll do this with a free tool that lets you download a custom magnet link and add it to your torrent client. Then, the tool reports what IP address you’re showing to peers, and you can compare it to your web-browser’s IP method works with all torrent #1 – Go to #2 – Download the Tracking Torrent [Fig. 1]: You can either copy simply download the magnet link or copy and paste the magnet link address into your torrent #3 – Verify: Wait a bit (5 seconds to 1 minute) and if the proxy is working correctly you should see it pop up on the tracker page along with your new proxy IP address [Fig. 3], which should be different than the IP address you accessed the page with. [Fig. 2]Step #4 – View your proxy IP address in your Torrent client: You don’t have to save this magnet hash# or bookmark the page for future tracking, you can actually see your current torrent IP address by viewing the ‘Trackers’ tab of the tracking torrent in your torrent reenshots from uTorrent and QBittorrent:Go to the ‘Trackers’ tab for the tracking torrent to view your current IP addressThat’s it. Basically all you’re checking for is that your torrent client is using the proxy IP address. It should be different than your web browser’s IP this point your proxy setup should be complete, but we’ll go in-depth on some additional considerations in the sections more detail read: How to check your torrent IP address Is a VPN better than a Proxy? Not necessarily, and many people use both majority of people use only a VPN for private torrenting. The main reason is simplicity. There is no in-client configuration required to use a VPN, it just works. The other main VPN advantage is all the top torrent clients have a built-in encryption option, this is lightweight (not strong) encryption and depends on other peers having encryption enabled also. So if you want to make 100% sure your ISP cannot see your torrent traffic, use a said, 99. 9% of torrent monitoring is done based on your IP address (which a proxy hides) not traffic monitoring. Most ISPs could care less what you’re a proxy has several advantages of its own…Advantages of a proxyNo encryption: Encryption is a valuable security tool, but it’s also slow. Your data must be run through an algorithm (sometimes 100+ times) both when it is encrypted and decrypted. This results in slower speeds. By using a proxy, you can hide your IP address from torrent peers, but still keep nearly 100% of your internet speeds. A VPN will usually be browser address and torrent IP address are different: This makes it much harder to link the download of a. torrent file to the download of the actual underlying files (after you open the. torrent file in your client). Since each will be downloaded from a different IP address and there is no link between the two (assuming you followed our advice and chose a provider that doesn’t keep any logs) if you want the advantages of a proxy, but also want the strong encryption of a VPN…just use both! Configure the proxy inside your torrent client as normal, but make sure to start the VPN before you open your torrent software. Then, the torrents will run through the VPN & proxy using both a VPN + Proxy:Your torrents will be secured with extremely strong encryption (your ISP cannot see your downloads)Your browser IP address and torrent IP address will both be uniqueAnd since all of the services we featured in this article allow at least 3 simultaneous connections, you can do all of this with a single subscription. Nice right! Torrent Clients that don’t support Proxy connectionsThere are several prominent clients that don’t handle proxy connections properly (will route them insecurely). Several also will only proxy tracker communications, not peer communications (much more important) a result, you should always use a VPN (not a proxy) with:TixatiTransmissionFrostwireAll Android clients (except Flud & tTorrent) WebsitesThe term ‘Torrent Proxy’ has another meaning as well: shorthand for specially websites designed to workaround torrent-site blockades. A so-called tracker proxy will fetch the contents of a popular torrent website on your behalf, which you can access from a different (unblocked) all of the world’s most popular torrent websites have 1 or more include:MininovaKickass Torrents (no longer exists)The Pirate BayWhile these proxy sites work in the short-term, it’s just a temporary solution. Most will eventually find themselves blocked or taken down as part of expanding best solution to unblock torrent sites (or any blocked website) is to use a VPN. Period. Learn equently Asked QuestionsThese are the most commons questions about using a proxy for bittorrent, and problems users may encounter. Feel free to ask additional questions in the comments below or on Twitter I use a Free Proxy? Technically it is possible to use any proxy that doesn’t block p2p connections. However there are several reasons you would never want to use a ‘free’ proxy Free Proxies are HTTP or HTTPs: HTTP proxies are designed or HTTP traffic (the language of websites) and as a result, they only work when communicating with trackers. You can use an HTTP proxy to communicate with torrent peers, meaning peers will still see your real IP address. This defeats the entire purpose of using a, HTTP proxies will route non-TCP connections outside the proxy tunnel (bad) proxies keep logs: The goal of choosing a non-logging proxy service is to make it nearly impossible to create a link between the IP address of your torrent client (the proxy IP) and your real address. This makes your torrents highly anonymous, and very difficult to trace by a 3rd proxies rarely work, and are slow when they do work: Ever tried to browse the web with a ‘Free’ proxy? You’ve probably had to try 5 or 6 before you even get a connection, never mind the awful speeds and increased ads they Line: Beware of anybody offering something for price is a factor, get Private Internet Access. It’s dirt cheap and works great! Should I just use a VPN? It’s personal preference. Some people enjoy the added security/encryption a VPN offers. Others hate having to remember to turn on the VPN every time they torrent, and proxy speeds are usually, several torrent clients (Including Transmission and Tixati) simply don’t support peer-to-peer proxies. So you’ll have to use a VPN if you won’t switch Line: If you want the best of both worlds, use both. Each of the services we recommended in this article allow multiple connections at the same time, so you can use a VPN + Proxy. I got a ‘Proxy Connection Error’If the proxy isn’t connecting properly in your torrent software, it’s usually one of these reasons:You don’t have the right username/passwordYou don’t have the right host/addressYou started a VPN connection after the proxy was connectedUsername/Password: Double-check to make sure that you followed the proxy credential generation process if you use a proxy service that requires different username/password than your VPN subscription. PIA and IPVanish are the two most popular services that do name/Address: Double-check that these are correct. You can contact your provider’s support team if necessaryVPN: If you tray to connect to a VPN after your torrent client is already open (and you’re using a proxy) it will cause an error. This is because the proxy server is seeing a login request from a totally different IP address but the same username/password. This looks like a threat/hack so it blocks the attempt. Simply restart the torrent client (with the VPN still connected) and it should work any questions? Let us Please SHARE this guide. It is the culmination of more than 20 hours of effort. Happy torrenting!
How to use a Torrent Proxy for anonymous torrents (setup guide)

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How to use a Torrent Proxy for anonymous torrents (setup guide)

Using a Socks5 Torrent Proxy with your favorite Bittorrent client will allow you to easily anonymize your torrent traffic. A properly configured proxy allows you to route 100% of your torrent traffic through a remote server, which will hide your real IP address from torrent peers, making your downloads much more not all proxy services are created equal. And not all torrent clients handle proxy connections the same ’s why we created this ’s pretty massive, so feel free to use the Jump Links below to find the exact section you’re looking for…ContentsChoosing a Torrent Proxy ServiceHow to get your proxy username/passwordPrivate Internet AccessNordVPNIPVanishTorguardProxy setup guide for (separated by torrent client)uTorrentVuzeDelugeQBittorrentVerify your proxy is working properlyVPN or Proxy: Is one better for torrenting? Torrent clients that don’t have proxy support‘Torrent Proxy’/ Tracker Proxy Websites (to unblock torrents)Frequently Asked Questions How to choose a proxy service for Torrents/P2PFirst things first, you’ll need a subscription to a proxy service if you don’t have one already. And let me make two things very clear:Make sure to choose a ‘Zero-Log’ proxy service (for maximum privacy)It must be Socks5 and not /’ll look in-depth at our recommended proxy services, as well as understanding the criteria of what makes one proxy better-suited for torrents. But for simplicity’s sake, …These are the best proxies for BitTorrent:Private Internet Access (Socks5 + VPN included)NordVPN (Socks5 + VPN included)IPVanish (Socks5 + VPN included)Torguard (Socks5 + VPN sold separately)Next, let’s take a closer look at each of these ivate Internet Access ($3. 33/month)Private Internet Access is the best deal available if you want a torrent-friendly Socks5 proxy & VPN service primarily for anonymous torrenting. PIA has the best combination of essential torrent features, for less than the cost of a cup of coffee per yet, Private Internet Access allows 5 simultaneous connections and are the world’s only VPN who’s ‘No Logs’ privacy policy has been verified in plans include unlimited bandwidth on their Socks5 proxy server in the our Private Internet Access reviewNordVPN ($5. 95/month + Netflix Support)NordVPN’s feature set is almost identical to Private Internet Access (Zero Logs, Socks5 + VPN, torrent-friendly). However, they have one awesome advantage… NordVPN is one of the only VPNs in the world that still works with Netflix. They’ve been able to successfully avoid the Netflix VPN block for you want 1-click access to Netflix’s global catalog from anywhere in the world, choose NordVPN review w/ Netflix unblocking SmartPlay technologyIPVanish ($6. 49/month + Fastest VPN in the World)IPVanish is a zero-log VPN service based in the USA. They fully allow torrents/p2p and include both Socks5 Proxy service and VPN service in one all-inclusive package. A bit pricier than PIA, IPVanish is the undisputed king of speed, outperforming all contenders in our speed tests. Their software is also more user-friendly than both PIA and NordVPN. If you’re willing to pay for performance (and don’t need Netflix support) go with Our IPVanish reviewHow is a Proxy different from a VPN? And which is better? This is a common question. In simple terms, a proxy is like a VPN, minus the encryption. In other words, a proxy will hide your IP address without scrambling/encrypting the data you’re that doesn’t necessarily mean a VPN is better. You see, BitTorrent traffic is identified based on the IP address that appears in your torrent swarm, not by directly monitoring your data stream (which only your ISP can do). However…A VPN is certainly more secure, which is why most of the Socks5 proxies we feature in this article actually include Proxy + VPN service in the same subscription at no additional gives you the option to use either (or both) to match your security needs. Many people opt to run a VPN 100% of the time for day-to-day security, and also configure a proxy just for their torrent AdvantagesNo software to installKeeps torrent traffic separateHides IP Address like VPNFaster speeds than VPN (on average)One-time setupAny OS (Mac, Windows, Android)Proxy DisadvantagesNo encryptionSome clients ignore proxy settingsFewer server locationsSometimes magnet links don’t work How to get your Proxy Login InformationEach of these companies has a unique method of assigning usernames/passwords for their proxy service. Each service also uses a unique proxy address and port make sure you use the correct settings for your portant note:While a few VPN services allow you to use the same username/password combo for the Socks5 proxy, most don’t. So for these other services, you’ll need to generate a custom username/password for your proxy inside your account panel on their website. Services that have generate separate proxy credentials include: Private Internet Access, IPVanish & the tabs below to select your proxy provider. We have instructions to find all the information you will need to configure your preferred torrent client:Username/PasswordProxy Address/HostnamePort #Private Internet AccessNordVPNIPVanishTorguardPrivate Internet Access proxy settingsPIA has a single proxy location, a high-speed SOCKS cluster located in the Netherlands. Here’s all the login details you need:Hostname/Address: mPort: 1080Username/password: Different than VPN login (see below)Private Internet Access requires you to use a different proxy username/password than for their VPN service. You generate your proxy credentials from inside your PIA account panel on their to your account panel on mScroll to the section labeled ‘PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS Username/password’Keep this page open for easy copy/paste into your torrent clientGenerate your Proxy login/password in account panel NordVPN proxy settingsNordVPN hosts their Socks5 proxies on the same servers as their VPN network. They allow SOCKS connections in over 40 countries, and 10 of these countries allow P2P/Torrent connections. The full server list can be found Hostname/Address: See below, to pick a server and get hostnamePort: 1080Username/Password: Same as VPN credentialsTo pick a P2P proxy server and find the Hostname:Go to the NordVPN Server ListScroll to the ‘P2P’ sectionChoose a country location. We recommend: Netherlands, Canada, Switzerland, LuxembourgClick ‘Show Server’ to expand the server list for that location and view the proxy addressChoose specific server and copy the Address. We used mChoose your torrent server location. Make sure there is a checkmark under ‘Socks5’ columnThe Port # is 1080 for all server locations. Proceed to the next step with setup instructions for your specific torrent client. IPVanish proxy settingsIPVanish has one massive proxy cluster located in the Netherlands. To login, you must use a specific proxy username/password that is different from your VPN credentials. Instructions below…Hostname/Address: #: 1080Username/Password: Generated from account panel – you have your socks username and password, proceed to the next step to setup IPVanish with your preferred torrent rguard has several locations for their p2p proxy service. You can manually choose a server by its IP address (shown in your Torguard account panel) but we recommend using the default proxy address and let Torguard choose the fastest server name: (or)Port #: 1080, 1085, 1090 (your choice)Username/Password: Emailed to you when you signed up for TorguardAbout the Hostname: it doesn’t matter whether you choose the or proxy address. Both belong to Torguard’s ‘Smart’ router, which will find the optimal proxy server for you based on your location and how crowded each server We love the fact that Torguard provides multiple ports that you can run the proxy on. Many VPNs (PIA and IPVanish for example) only allow you to run on the default 1080 port. The problem with this is that some internet providers (Comcast is one example) block all traffic on port you get slow speeds while using the proxy on 1080, choose 1085 or 1090 as your port # oceed to the next section to get specific setup instructions for your preferred torrent client. Configure your Torrent ClientWe have proxy setup guides for the following torrent clients:uTorrent/BittorrentDelugeQBittorrentTixati (not 100% secure)If your favorite client isn’t listed here, it most likely doesn’t support the proxying of peer connections. If this is the case, a VPN is your best option for improving torrent use the tabs below to find our setup guide for your preferred client:uTorrentVuze/AzureusDelugeQBittorrentOtheruTorrent/bittorrent proxy setupuTorrent fully supports the proxying of peer and tracker communications. We’ll look at the recommend proxy settings. Afterwords we’ll discuss the (optional) port forwarding and encryption access uTorrent Proxy setttings:Go to: Menu > Options > Preferences > Connections (tab on the left)uTorrent Proxy Settings (with important settings numbered). Using PIA proxyWe’ll look at the important settings 1 by 1. They’re numbered as in the illustration:[1] Connection Tab: Select the ‘Connection’ tab of the preferences menu to access the proxy settings. [2] Proxy Type: Choose ‘Socks5’ from the dropdown menu (true for all the VPN/proxy services in this article)[3] Proxy: This is the proxy address assigned by your torrent proxy service. This was covered in the previous step. [4] Port: The port # your Socks5 proxy uses. It’s 1080 for PIA, IPVanish, NordVPN. Torguard uses 1080, 1085, or 1090[5] Authentication: Check this box in order to enter your username/password[5a, 5b] Username/Password: Specific to your proxy service. You should have copied/generated your login credentials in the previous portant: Make sure you have all boxes numbered 6-10 checked. These are important privacy settings that will make sure that uTorrent uses the proxy tunnel for ALL connections. You don’t want to leak identifying information to trackers or torrent peers. [6] Use Proxy for Hostname Lookups: Make sure that tracker requests are routed through the proxy tunnel and proxy IP address. [7] Use proxy for Peer Connections: All peers in a swarm will see your proxy IP address[8] Disable Local DNS lookups: Prevent DNS leaks and make sure that uTorrent uses the proxy servers’ DNS servers, not your own (prevent IP leaks). [9] Disable Features that leak identifying information: Turns off any uTorrent features that could accidentally leak information about your identity, location, or real IP address. Important for maximum privacy. [10] Disable Connections unsupported by the Proxy: Some torrent clients will route ‘unsupported connnections’ outside the proxy tunnel. uTorrent is much more secure and lets you disable any unsupported connections. This ensures that 100% of your uTorrent traffic is routed properly through the proxy tunnel and your true IP address is never exposed. uTorrent Encryption & DHT SettingsThese settings will let you enable (optional) protocol encryption. This is a weak (but fast) encryption algorithm designed to obscure your torrent traffic as it passes through your ISP’s servers and prevent throttling/blocking. You can also turn off DHT, but DHT is required for magnet links to function so we recommend you leave it these settings at: Menu > Options > Preferences > BitTorrent (tab)Choose Encryption: Recommended ‘Enabled’ or ‘Forced’Enabled: This setting will allow you to encrypt connections between any peers that also have encryption enabled. It will still allow unencrypted connections to non-compatible peers. Access to 100% of available Forced mode requires that all peer connections be encrypted. You can only connect to other peers in ‘Enabled’ or ‘Forced’ mode. This mode is more secure, but will likely reduce your total number of available peers. This usually isn’t an issue but could make it hard to download torrents with few should also read: How to use uTorrent like a PROHow to setup a Proxy in Vuze/AzureusVuze has selective support for proxied connections. Vuze does not support peer connections via HTTP(s) proxies at all, though we’re only using SOCKS5 proxy services in this supports UDP tracker connections (not peers connections) and allows outgoing peer communications via TCP. For more info, see their Socks proxy Line: A Socks proxy does work with vuze and can anonymize peer communications (if set up properly). However most users would be better off using a VPN instead, as it is much more secure for downloading torrents safely with #1 – Put Vuze in ‘Advanced’ modeIn order to access the Vuze proxy settings, you first need to put Vuze in ‘Advanced’ user mode:Open Vuze and go to: Menu > Tools > Options > Mode (tab)Change user mode to ‘Advanced’ to access proxy settingsThen hit click the ‘Toggle’ icon to the left of the ‘Connection’ [1] tab and choose ‘Proxy’ [2] from the dropdown menu to bring up the proxy Proxy settings in options menu. Numbered to show important settingsHere are the important settings to change:Step #2 – Tell Vuze to use proxy for trackers and peersTracker SettingsEnable Proxying of Tracker Communications [3]: Torrent trackers you connect to will use the proxy tunnel and see your anonymous proxy IP address. Make sure to restart Vuze for this setting to take effect. I have a SOCKS proxy [4]: Lets Vuze know you’re using a Socks proxy, not HTTP. This is important because you can only use a Socks proxy for peer [5]: Your proxy hostname/address (provided by your proxy service and discussed in the previous section)Port [6]: The port number your proxy runs on. Most use the default ername/Password [7]: Your own proxy login credentials. Make sure you generated unique proxy credentials if your proxy requires event Local DNS Lookups [8]: Check this box to make sure all DNS requests go through the proxy tunnel (prevent DNS leaks) Socks [9]: After you’ve entered and double-checked your proxy settings, click this button to have Vuze attempt a connection through the proxy tunnel. This will let you know whether things are configured Peer Proxy SettingsIt’s also essential to enable the proxying of Peer communications in Vuze. Check all the boxes as shown below, and make sure to choose ‘V5’ as the Socks Vuze to use proxy for Peer ConnectionsVuze Encryption (optional)If your Internet Provider deliberately blocks or throttles torrent traffic, you can use Vuze’s built-in encryption to disguise your torrent data. If your ISP is using more advanced DPI inspection/torrent-blocking technology, you’ll be better off running Vuze through the VPN tunnel (instead of the proxy) change your Vuze encryption settings go to:Menu > Tools > Options > Connection (toggle) > Transport Encryption [1]Turn on Vuze transport encryption to circumvent torrent blocking/throttlingRequire Encrypted Transport [2]: Check this box to enable mum Encryption Level [3]: Set this to RC4 (strongest)There are two modes you run Vuze encryption in…Forced Mode (only allow encrypted connections): Leave boxes [4] and [5] unchecked to make sure you only allow encrypted connections. Enabled Mode (allow encrypted and unencrypted peers): Check boxes [4] and [5] to use encryption when available but still allow unencrypted connections if necessary. This is less secure but will give you access to 100% of peers sharing a Proxy SetupDeluge has the better proxy support than almost any competing torrent client. They allow you to proxy all of the most important torrent connections, including:TrackersWeb SeedsDHT/Peer-exchangePeersNote: You have to choose a proxy server for each of these, but you can use the same proxy for all connections. You just have to set it up 4 times as we’ll show #1 – Configure Deluge Proxy SettingsTo access Deluge’s proxy settings, go to:Edit > Preferences (or Ctrl+P) > Proxy (tab)It’ll look like this:What Deluge looks like with no proxy set upWe’re going to change all 4 of these sections to have the exact same proxy settings. Here are the settings you’ll want:Type: SocksV5 w/ Auth (allows you to enter username/password)Username/Password: Your login credentials. Provided by your proxy service or generated from your VPN account panel (PIA & IPVanish) Proxy address your provider uses (e. g. or etc)Port: The port # your proxy uses. Most use the default port of 1080Here are the completed proxy settings, using Private Internet Access as an example. Replace the appropriate settings with your own proxy services’ Proxy setup completed with PIA (as an example)Step #2 – Setup Encryption (Optional)You can choose to enable encryption on Deluge if you believe your ISP is blocking/throttling/slowing torrent to: Edit > Preferences > Network (Tab)Then look to the bottom of the window for the section labeled ‘Encryption’ gives very fine-grained control over what portion of the torrent protocol to encrypt and whether to force encrypted connections or just use them when are the two most common modes we recommend:Forced, Full-Encryption Mode:Inbound: ForcedOutbound: ForcedLevel: Full StreamEncrypted Entire Stream: CheckedWhen setup properly, it will look like this:Full-Stream, Forced EncryptionEncryption ‘Enabled’ ModeThis mode will allow you to use as much encryption as your peers allow. It will still use insecure connections if there are not enough encrypted peers bound: EnabledOutbound: EnabledLevel: EitherEncrypt Entire Stream: CheckedSettings should match these shown here…Deluge with Encryption ‘Enabled’ but not requiredThat’s it, your Deluge torrent proxy is all set up. Proceed to the next section on testing your proxy setup. QBitTorrent Proxy SetupQBittorrent has excellent proxy support (much like Deluge). They allow proxying of both peer and tracker connections, effectively hiding your IP address from #1 – Change your QBittorrent proxy settingsGo to: Tools > Options > Connection (tab) [1] > Proxy server (section)In the ‘Connection’ tab of the QBittorrent options menu, you’ll see the proxy settings towards the image below shows a proper setup using Private Internet Access. You’ll want to insert the correct host, port, username/password for your proxy provider. QBittorrent Proxy settingsType [2]: SOCKS5Host [3]: Your proxy’s host addressPort [4]: Port number your proxy operates on. Most use the default – 1080Use proxy for peer connections [5]: Check this. It ensures that all connections peers are routed through the proxy tunnel (so they can’t see your real IP address). Disable Connections not supported by proxies [6]: Check this. We don’t want QBittorrent routing any connections thentication [8]: Make sure to check this box so you can enter your proxy username/passwordUsername/Password [9]: Provided by your proxy serviceStep #2 – Add Encryption (Optional)Deluge has built-in support for protocol encryption. This may allow you to prevent your ISP’s attempts to block/throttle/slow your torrents. This probably won’t defeat more sophisticated DPI torrent-blocking, in which case you’re better off using a change the Deluge Encryption Options go to: Tools > Options > Bittorrent (tab)Look for the single line labeled ‘Encryption Mode’ are three choices:Disable Encryption: Never use encryptionPrefer Encryption: Use encryption as often as possible (whenever enough encrypted peers are available)Require Encryption: Only connects to encryption-enabled peers. This may reduce your overall number of peers you can connect to, but you will have 100% full-time ’s it! QBittorrent is all setup. Proceed to the ‘Check your settings’ Torrent ClientsWhat about other torrent clients? Can you use a proxy with Tixati, Frostwire or Transmission? Answer: The short answer is no. Transmission (one of the most popular Mac clients) doesn’t support proxies at all. Tixati does include proxy settings, but if the proxy goes down it will route your torrents through the unsecured tunnel (bad). Frostwire doesn’t work correctly with proxies same is true of the web-based torrent clients like uTorrent web, as well as most android torrent apps other than Flud and Line: Vuze, Deluge, QBittorrent and uTorrent are the only multi-platform clients with full proxy support. If you’re using any other torrent software, you should get a VPN instead. How to verify your proxy is workingEach torrent client handles failed proxy connections differently. Some will just route torrent traffic through your regular connection (bad). Others won’t connect at all until you insert the correct proxy settings (good) way, you’ll want to check your torrent IP address to verify that your peers can only see the proxy servers’ IP address, not your ’ll do this with a free tool that lets you download a custom magnet link and add it to your torrent client. Then, the tool reports what IP address you’re showing to peers, and you can compare it to your web-browser’s IP method works with all torrent #1 – Go to #2 – Download the Tracking Torrent [Fig. 1]: You can either copy simply download the magnet link or copy and paste the magnet link address into your torrent #3 – Verify: Wait a bit (5 seconds to 1 minute) and if the proxy is working correctly you should see it pop up on the tracker page along with your new proxy IP address [Fig. 3], which should be different than the IP address you accessed the page with. [Fig. 2]Step #4 – View your proxy IP address in your Torrent client: You don’t have to save this magnet hash# or bookmark the page for future tracking, you can actually see your current torrent IP address by viewing the ‘Trackers’ tab of the tracking torrent in your torrent reenshots from uTorrent and QBittorrent:Go to the ‘Trackers’ tab for the tracking torrent to view your current IP addressThat’s it. Basically all you’re checking for is that your torrent client is using the proxy IP address. It should be different than your web browser’s IP this point your proxy setup should be complete, but we’ll go in-depth on some additional considerations in the sections more detail read: How to check your torrent IP address Is a VPN better than a Proxy? Not necessarily, and many people use both majority of people use only a VPN for private torrenting. The main reason is simplicity. There is no in-client configuration required to use a VPN, it just works. The other main VPN advantage is all the top torrent clients have a built-in encryption option, this is lightweight (not strong) encryption and depends on other peers having encryption enabled also. So if you want to make 100% sure your ISP cannot see your torrent traffic, use a said, 99. 9% of torrent monitoring is done based on your IP address (which a proxy hides) not traffic monitoring. Most ISPs could care less what you’re a proxy has several advantages of its own…Advantages of a proxyNo encryption: Encryption is a valuable security tool, but it’s also slow. Your data must be run through an algorithm (sometimes 100+ times) both when it is encrypted and decrypted. This results in slower speeds. By using a proxy, you can hide your IP address from torrent peers, but still keep nearly 100% of your internet speeds. A VPN will usually be browser address and torrent IP address are different: This makes it much harder to link the download of a. torrent file to the download of the actual underlying files (after you open the. torrent file in your client). Since each will be downloaded from a different IP address and there is no link between the two (assuming you followed our advice and chose a provider that doesn’t keep any logs) if you want the advantages of a proxy, but also want the strong encryption of a VPN…just use both! Configure the proxy inside your torrent client as normal, but make sure to start the VPN before you open your torrent software. Then, the torrents will run through the VPN & proxy using both a VPN + Proxy:Your torrents will be secured with extremely strong encryption (your ISP cannot see your downloads)Your browser IP address and torrent IP address will both be uniqueAnd since all of the services we featured in this article allow at least 3 simultaneous connections, you can do all of this with a single subscription. Nice right! Torrent Clients that don’t support Proxy connectionsThere are several prominent clients that don’t handle proxy connections properly (will route them insecurely). Several also will only proxy tracker communications, not peer communications (much more important) a result, you should always use a VPN (not a proxy) with:TixatiTransmissionFrostwireAll Android clients (except Flud & tTorrent) WebsitesThe term ‘Torrent Proxy’ has another meaning as well: shorthand for specially websites designed to workaround torrent-site blockades. A so-called tracker proxy will fetch the contents of a popular torrent website on your behalf, which you can access from a different (unblocked) all of the world’s most popular torrent websites have 1 or more include:MininovaKickass Torrents (no longer exists)The Pirate BayWhile these proxy sites work in the short-term, it’s just a temporary solution. Most will eventually find themselves blocked or taken down as part of expanding best solution to unblock torrent sites (or any blocked website) is to use a VPN. Period. Learn equently Asked QuestionsThese are the most commons questions about using a proxy for bittorrent, and problems users may encounter. Feel free to ask additional questions in the comments below or on Twitter I use a Free Proxy? Technically it is possible to use any proxy that doesn’t block p2p connections. However there are several reasons you would never want to use a ‘free’ proxy Free Proxies are HTTP or HTTPs: HTTP proxies are designed or HTTP traffic (the language of websites) and as a result, they only work when communicating with trackers. You can use an HTTP proxy to communicate with torrent peers, meaning peers will still see your real IP address. This defeats the entire purpose of using a, HTTP proxies will route non-TCP connections outside the proxy tunnel (bad) proxies keep logs: The goal of choosing a non-logging proxy service is to make it nearly impossible to create a link between the IP address of your torrent client (the proxy IP) and your real address. This makes your torrents highly anonymous, and very difficult to trace by a 3rd proxies rarely work, and are slow when they do work: Ever tried to browse the web with a ‘Free’ proxy? You’ve probably had to try 5 or 6 before you even get a connection, never mind the awful speeds and increased ads they Line: Beware of anybody offering something for price is a factor, get Private Internet Access. It’s dirt cheap and works great! Should I just use a VPN? It’s personal preference. Some people enjoy the added security/encryption a VPN offers. Others hate having to remember to turn on the VPN every time they torrent, and proxy speeds are usually, several torrent clients (Including Transmission and Tixati) simply don’t support peer-to-peer proxies. So you’ll have to use a VPN if you won’t switch Line: If you want the best of both worlds, use both. Each of the services we recommended in this article allow multiple connections at the same time, so you can use a VPN + Proxy. I got a ‘Proxy Connection Error’If the proxy isn’t connecting properly in your torrent software, it’s usually one of these reasons:You don’t have the right username/passwordYou don’t have the right host/addressYou started a VPN connection after the proxy was connectedUsername/Password: Double-check to make sure that you followed the proxy credential generation process if you use a proxy service that requires different username/password than your VPN subscription. PIA and IPVanish are the two most popular services that do name/Address: Double-check that these are correct. You can contact your provider’s support team if necessaryVPN: If you tray to connect to a VPN after your torrent client is already open (and you’re using a proxy) it will cause an error. This is because the proxy server is seeing a login request from a totally different IP address but the same username/password. This looks like a threat/hack so it blocks the attempt. Simply restart the torrent client (with the VPN still connected) and it should work any questions? Let us Please SHARE this guide. It is the culmination of more than 20 hours of effort. Happy torrenting!
How To Setup a Socks5 Proxy In uTorrent - VPN

How To Setup a Socks5 Proxy In uTorrent – VPN

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FoxyProxy
This article will show you how you can anonymize your uTorrent downloads using a SOCKS5 proxy. For best performance, make sure to turn any active VPN connections OFF before using socks5.
The first step is to launch the uTorrent program.
Next, go to Options > Preferences.
In the Preferences window, click on Connection.
Under Proxy Server Type, select Socks5 and enter your proxy address in the Proxy: field.
Type your FoxyProxy Username and password in the Username and Password boxes.
For Port type 21 and make sure you tick the following boxes:
Authentication
Use proxy for hostname lookups
Use proxy for peer-to-peer connections
Disable all local DNS lookups
Disable features that leak identifying information
Disable connections unsupported by the proxy.
It is critical that these boxes are all ticked. Authentication allows you to use the proxy and the other options ensure that all uTorrent communication uses the proxy, not your normal connection and that your IP address isn’t accidentally leaked.
DHT Settings(Optional)
DHT (Distributed Hash Table) technology allows you to find additional peers you can download from. Enabling DHT will allow you to download from more peers(maximum speed) but could potentially leak your IP address. We will show you recommended settings for DHT enabled and DHT disabled:
To enable/disable DHT go to theBittorrent tab in the Preferences.
Enable DHT:
For faster torrents, change your settings to look like this:
DHT Disabled(More Secure)
Change your settings to match these:
Encryption:
uTorrent has built in encryption ability that prevents your Internet Provider from seeing what you’re downloading.. The downside of this method, is if you want to force encryption for all connections, you will only be able to connect to other peers that have encryption enabled as well
Forced Encryption (More secure, reduced # of peers)
Enabled Encryption (Less secure, all peers available)
The Encryption settings are at the bottom of the BitTorrent options tab, Go to Menu > Options > Preferences > BitTorrent (tab) to access them.
Forced Encryption settings:
Enabled Encryption Settings:
To check that your torrent IP address is anonymized, you can use a service like ipMagnet. ipMagnet allows you to download a torrent file in order to see which IP address uTorrent sends to peers and trackers.
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