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Millions of people are using torrenting websites to looks for files on the internet and download them. As I write this there are 6.761.168 registered users on The Pirate Bay (the most popular torrent website) and over 6 million torrents to choose from. Whether it’s movies, music, software or anything else – there’s a torrent for everything. But how do you download a torrent file to your computer anonymously and without leaving footprints that would lead right to you?
Those who use torrents on a regular basis know, that everything they download can be traced back to them, and, if there’s any illegal file down/upload going on, they can face charges and some serious fees. However, there are ways to download torrent files completely anonymous, without letting anyone know that you downloaded anything.
Some suggest using an expensive VPN service or a proxy that would hide ones IP address, some tell you to move to another country with no extradition… There’s also both free and paid software (VPN proxy like BTGuard) that you can download onto your computer, but this is generally way too complicated compared to the method described below. You won’t need to enter any custom settings, download or even install anything at all!
Let me just share the best way I know how to safely download torrents without getting caught and setting off any red flags.
How awesome would it be if you could just ask someone to download the torrent you like and then just get the file from them? Well, there is a service that does exactly that.
Myfastfile is a service that acts as a middle man between you and the file you want to download. Instead of downloading a file from any given server straight to your computer, which makes it traceable, you can just tell Myfastfile what to download for you and then take the file straight from their protected servers, absolutely anonymous.
It is as if you asked your friend to download something for you, and the only thing you would to is collect a thumb drive with the downloaded file on it. This way your involvement in the download is completely untraceable and no one will ever know that you were behind the torrent download.
First of all, get yourself a Myfastfile premium account. It’s not that expensive actually: it can go as low as $0.21 per day with the 12 month plan. If you just want to test the service you can go ahead and purchase a 1 month premium account for $12.99. The most popular options are the 3- and 12 month accounts, which cost $9.99 per month and $6.57 per month respectively. These are one time only payments, not recurring!
After that, open the Downloader, paste your torrent link (or magnet link) inside the box and press submit. Now Myfastfile will download the file you have selected for you, and you can download it straight from their servers. You don’t even need to install a torrent client or any other software on your computer.
Since many people use the service, you will find that some torrents will download “instantly”, simply because Myfastfile already has the file on their servers. After telling Myfastfile to download a torrent for you, you will have around 3 to 6 days (always different for some reason) to download the file to your computer safely and without letting anyone know.
When you download a torrent, you are usually automatically downloading it from multiple sources at the same time. However, you are often either limited by the speed of your broadband connection or the amount of people, who are sharing the file with you. So how can you download torrents even faster than you do right now?
As I already told you above, myfastfile stores loads of popular torrents in the cloud already, which allows you to download them straight from their servers. If the file is not yet in the cloud though, myfastfile will download it for you with an absolutely incredible speed: I saw speeds up to 200 Mbps!
Another cool trick myfastfile can do it streaming torrents. Since you’re probably using torrents to download movies in most cases anyway, there’s actually no need for you to download the whole file on your computer or mobile device. Just add the torrent to the Downloaded, let myfastfile download it for you and simply stream the whole thing without downloading it and needing to wait!
So, the fastest way for you to watch a popular movie torrent is simply taking the magnet link, adding it to the downloader and pressing Stream. All of that will take you 10 seconds (if the torrent is already in the cloud).
Old-school torrenting methods are oftentimes not as secure as you think they are. By moving everything to the cloud you not only replace your uTorrent, BitTorrent or any other torrent client on your computer with a good looking web UI, but also hide your IP address from anyone who tries to find it without the need to use an additional VPN or proxy.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment below!