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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!
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This step-by-step guide will teach you how to set up uTorrent proxy quickly and easily.
After experimenting with torrenting platforms for years, we know a thing or two about the best way to install uTorrent proxy.
So without further ado, here’s what you have to do:
Step 1: Launch uTorrentStep 2: Select SOCKS5 ProxyStep 3: Check the Port TypeStep 4: Input Login Details (Username and Password)Step 5: Check to Make Sure It’s WorkingWhy Should You Sign up for a VPN Even If You Need a uTorrent ProxyShould You Use a VPN or a Proxy for Torrenting? Additional uTorrent DHT and Encryption Settings
Step 1: Launch uTorrent
If you already have uTorrent installed on your system, you need to double-click on the app’s icon to launch it. (If you can’t find it, click here to find out where to look. )
Then, click the tab labeled Options in the top-left corner of the app’s main screen. When that’s done, choose Preferences, then go to the Connection tab from the left-hand side of the window.
Step 2: Select SOCKS5 Proxy
Now you need to select your type of proxy for uTorrent. Choose SOCKS5 and then input your server addresses. These would vary depending on the proxy service you’re using. For example, if you’re using NordVPN, then you will have to use the proxy server picker tool on the company’s website.
Once you’ve launched the server picker, click on the option that says Show Advanced Options. When that’s done, click Select Server Type. After that, click on P2P.
Next, click Select Security Protocol and select either HTTP Proxy or SOCKS5 in order to get to the recommended proxy server.
Step 3: Check the Port Type
After choosing the best proxy server, you need to go back to uTorrent’s main app screen—if you didn’t miss anything, you should be at the Connection tab mentioned in Step 1 above.
From there, type 1080 in the Port Type since you’re using the SOCKS5 proxy. If you wanted to use HTTP, then you would have typed 80.
When that’s done, you should disable and enable the following options:
Disable Connections unsupported by the proxy.
Disable features that leak identifying information.
Disable all local DNS lookups.
After that, check Use proxy for P2P connections and Use proxy for hostname lookups. Be sure to check-mark the Authentication option as well.
Step 4: Input Login Details (Username and Password)
In this step, you’ll have to provide the username and password that you use with your VPN subscription.
If you’re subscribed to NordVPN, then you’ll enter your NordVPN credentials in the Password and Username fields beside the Authentication option. Then click OK.
Step 5: Check to Make Sure It’s Working
If you have followed the above steps in the right order, you’ve successfully set up uTorrent proxy. To check if it’s working, follow these actions:
First, go to and scroll to the section that says Torrent Address Detection. You may have to click an Activate button as well.
You should see text that says: “this Magnet Link. ” Click this option to add it to uTorrent.
The site will also tell you that you need to wait for a bit to allow for results. Once ipleak has done all the processing, it should open up a new window for you. Select uTorrent as your preferred program and then hit OK.
Note: During this process, do not close while you’re selecting the program from the Launch Application pop-up.
Once you select the application, uTorrent should open up on its own. Once that’s done, ipleak (via the Magnet Tracking Link) will start synchronizing.
While uTorrent is working on the file (by forming a connection with peers), you should go back to ipleak. Now, you should see a different IP address from before, and this should be the one that you had your proxy choose for you.
Assuming you used NordVPN as your VPN service provider, then you should see the IP address of the VPN server you connected to. If you do see that IP address, then that means your proxy is working and uTorrent can only download files from that new IP, hence securing your downloads in addition to hiding your identity.
Why Should You Sign up for a VPN Even If You Need a uTorrent Proxy
Most good VPN service providers offer free proxy services with their subscription packages. NordVPN, for instance, offers users a full proxy service for free with each VPN package.
There are a ton of tutorials about how to set up different types of proxy services for different platforms as well. You can sign up for NordVPN here.
Perhaps we should mention here that when it comes to using a VPN vs a proxy, a VPN service always wins out.
VPN services are more secure, more thorough, more stable and faster in most cases.
Some people argue that a proxy service is bound to be faster than VPN services because, unlike VPN services, proxy services don’t deal with encrypting the user’s data or establishing a secure tunnel for the transfer of data. And while that’s true in most of the cases, VPN services are better if your internet service provider is throttling your connection or the proxy servers are overloaded with other users.
In any case, rather than trying to sign up for only a proxy service, you should spend some time thinking about getting a VPN service so that you can get two services for the price of one. Either way, we would advise against getting a free proxy service.
Should You Use a VPN or a Proxy for Torrenting?
To answer this question is not as straightforward as it may seem. Many users prefer to use each depending upon the situation at hand. But for the task of torrenting privately, the vast majority of users prefer VPN services.
Modern VPN services do not require the user to go through a time-consuming and sometimes irritating process of in-client configuration. VPN services start working immediately after you install the app, sign in and connect to a server.
Another key factor to using VPNs for torrenting is encryption. VPN services provide encryption while proxy services don’t. With that said, almost all good torrent clients come with a built-in encryption feature.
This torrent client-enabled encryption feature is not exactly strong encryption. In terms of strength, torrent clients offer encryption that the community considers as lightweight. Moreover, for the torrent client encryption to work, peers on the same network must also enable encryption.
In other words, you cannot rely on torrent client encryption to protect your data because you can’t be certain that the peers in your group have enabled the option as well.
Now, if you don’t want to risk your privacy and security, and do want to thwart any attempts on part of your internet service provider to spy on your torrent traffic, then you need to use a dedicated VPN instead of the encryption provided in your torrent client.
You also have to keep in mind almost always, any entity that wants to track your torrenting habits will do so by recording your IP address and then moving forward from there.
This IP address is something that you need to hide. Proxy services take on that task very well. In fact, they may out-do VPN services in a couple of somewhat important areas.
For example, since online proxy services do not offer any encryption, they can retain your normal internet connection. VPN services, especially ones that are not considered top-tier, tend to slow down your internet connection.
Encryption offers great security benefits, but it does so at a cost.
To go through the process of encryption, a VPN has to run the user’s data through an algorithm several times. Moreover, each time the data is to be read, it has to be decrypted and then encrypted again to send back to where it came from.
This is the primary reason why VPN services are slower than online proxy services. However, proxy services are no slouch either.
They can hide your IP address at least from your torrent peers. With no encryption to take care of, proxy services offer faster downloads.
You should also understand that torrent IP addresses and web browser addresses are not the same thing.
And this fact makes the tasks of linking the actual downloading of a given file with the download of a simple. torrent file much harder.
Once you open up the. torrent file via your torrent client, the client will download each piece of the file from a different peer with a different IP address. For all of this to work as mentioned, you have to make sure that you sign up for a VPN service that has a strict zero-logs policy.
Generally speaking, VPN services provide the same benefit as proxy services, with the added value of some extra advantages. Whenever you’re in doubt about which one you should go with, use a VPN service.
The instructions we’ve given in previous sections should make you understand that in order to use an online proxy service, you will always have to do a bit of configuration from within your torrent client. This is completely normal—currently, there’s no way around it.
With a VPN, you can just turn the VPN on before beginning to download torrents (and preferably even before you launch the torrent application) and you are all set.
Additional uTorrent DHT and Encryption Settings
The settings we’ll cover in this section will help you activate the encryption protocol in your uTorrent client. As mentioned before as well, uTorrent does not offer a strong encryption algorithm, but it is fast.
And it’s able to obscure all of your torrent data to prevent your internet service provider from throttling or even blocking your connection. Some users like to disable the DHT option in their torrent client, but we don’t recommend that since you need DHT enabled if you want to make sure magnet links work with uTorrent.
Just launch the uTorrent client, go to Options and then to Preferences.
After that, go to the section labeled BitTorrent from the left-hand side of the screen. From here, choose either the Enabled or Forced option from the Protocol Encryption section.
The Enabled option and the Forced option offer different functions:
While you have the Enabled option activated, uTorrent will activate encryption only between peers that have enabled encryption on their clients. This option will allow you to form connections even with users who haven’t enabled encryption. In other words, the Enabled option allows you to form connections with all of the available peers on a given network.
The Forced option is different. Once enabled, uTorrent will only form a connection with peers who have encryption. As you can imagine, this is the option you should go for if you value security a bit more than the average user. However, it will decrease the number of peers you can connect to and, as a result, you might see decreased speeds.
DISCLAIMER: Security Gladiators in no way encourages or condones any kind of copyright violation or circumvention of restrictions. That includes torrenting or downloading illegal content. Torrenting is a great way to access and share all kinds of content on the internet and there are plenty of opportunities there to engage in legal and safe online torrenting. You need to do your own research to see if these services and torrents are legal in your own country. We suggest to always use a VPN while torrenting.
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November
How to Setup a Torrent Proxy Power House with BitComet
Bittorrent Privacy
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Taking a different approach to downloading Torrents, Bitcomet provides everything a torrent downloader could want – and more! It’s almost as if someone took the best features of Windows Explorer and crossed them together with the most popular features from Bittorrent. The result? Once of the fastest and most feature rich torrent proxy clients available […]
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October
New Torrent Proxy Software & Servers
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Bittorrent Privacy, TorGuard Updates
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TorGuard has recently added a new proxy app for users that are concerned about privacy when downloading torrents. This new anonymous bittorrent app automatically configures the optimal security settings with popular torrent clients like uTorrent, Bittorrent, Deluge or use a proxy? When using a proxy server it routes all internet traffic for that program […]
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Install a Torrent Proxy on Ubuntu with TorGuard
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TorGuard now offers easy to use software that will setup your Torrent Proxy on a Linux based OS in just a few seconds. This installer will work with all the latest versions of uTorrent, Bittorrent, Vuze and Deluge ensuring that you have optimal proxy settings entered. Additionally, a proxy adds a second layer of security […]
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Setup a Torrent Proxy on Mac OSX with TorGuard
Setting up a torrent proxy on MAC can be a hassle for some. Even worse, if you miss checking a security button your torrent client might not use the proxy correctly and give away your real IP. For this reason TorGuard now offers easy to use software that will setup your Torrent Proxy on any […]
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August
How to test if a Torrent Proxy is really working
VPN How-To’s
Adding an Anonymous Torrent Proxy to your torrent client is a great way to ensure all your torrent traffic is secure and private. Even if you use a VPN, adding a second layer of security through a proxy is the only way to protect against accidental disconnects from the VPN. Most all torrent clients these […]

Frequently Asked Questions about torrent behind proxy

How do I use a proxy with uTorrent?

How to Set Up uTorrent ProxyStep 1: Launch uTorrent.Step 2: Select SOCKS5 Proxy.Step 3: Check the Port Type.Step 4: Input Login Details (Username and Password)Step 5: Check to Make Sure It’s Working.Why Should You Sign up for a VPN Even If You Need a uTorrent Proxy.Should You Use a VPN or a Proxy for Torrenting?More items…•Oct 31, 2020

What is uTorrent proxy server?

New Torrent Proxy Software & Servers This new anonymous bittorrent app automatically configures the optimal security settings with popular torrent clients like uTorrent, Bittorrent, Deluge or Vuze.

Is SOCKS5 good for Torrenting?

SOCKS5 (version 5) is the optimal choice for torrents because it includes full UDP support (which http proxies do not), which will allow you to connect to more peers/trackers and experience much faster torrent downloads. Pro TIP: All the anonymous proxy services recommended on this site use the SOCKS5 protocol.Jun 13, 2020

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