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I am looking for a proxy or a vpn. I want some security while torrenting. I don't know what would be better.Are there companies that offer both for one price?


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post #2 of 12
A VPN hands down. A VPN is an encrypted connection to another source, even your ISP cannot see the data. A proxy is just another connection before you get to the internet. You can encrypt a proxy connection but I can't see it being ideal. If you are talking about tor then it would be extremely slow and not even worth it. There are VPN services for $10 that will give you your full bandwidth.
post #3 of 12
A VPN, but more since you can tunnel all of your types of traffic and applications over the link instead of only HTTP or SOCKS aware ones.

Personally it's easier to torrent on a VPS and then transfer the resulting content to your house through SFTP.
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post #4 of 12
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What are the better vpn servies that you guys recommend?
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post #5 of 12
IPVanish and Boxpn are both good choices. Most services will give you a 10 or 15 day money back guarantee. I would try out them and see which gives you the best speeds. Connections to the VPN will vary but they usually average around 10-15mbps sometimes lower.
post #6 of 12
I'd say a Secure VPN would be better.
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Anyone used btguard? I heard they were good.
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post #8 of 12
I use private internet access
Great price if you buy if for a year. So far so good.

I am currently on the California network right now and seeing 30.71 Mbps ( i pay for up to 25 Mbps)

Last night I was downloading the same speed I had before the VPN.



post #9 of 12
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Thanks for the suggestion.
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post #10 of 12
As an update for you, I just switched over to IPVanish and here are my results:

No VPN:


VPN to Chicago from Detroit:


VPN to Sweden:
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