NordVPN also has a free 7 day trial, so you can check it out and see if you like it.
So far the VPNs i've tried are Cyberghost, Nord and HideMyAss. Currently sticking with NordVPN because it works for torrenting and it actually puts your IP in the right country.
I had an issue with HideMyAss where I would set my IP to be in Wisconsin, but then i would get a czech IP anyways. With CyberGhost I had an issue where google would ask me to fill out a captcha when i tried to search. So far haven't those issues with Nord, but hey i'm not saying it's perfect either, looking forward to see what other people recommend...
NordVPN is your best bet right now. Torguard used to be ok, but it's just going down with the years, really. With Nord I have wayyy higher speeds and better connections.
I mainly use it for Netflix, movies, torrenting, gaming and basically for everything and everywhere. They have an offer going right now, too.
I'm using CyberGhost VPN and it has been working well for torrents. I'm not sure if it's the best VPN for streaming or netflix stuff (may be kind of slow compared to others) but for torrenting I know that it has no logging and it actually keeps your identity secret. They're also based in Romania so I don't think the FBI can force them to do anything to reveal your information.
recently, NordVPN have been doing me and my friends wonders. Nord is definitely the best in the game right now and it's hard to find a better vpn
NordVPN has a free 7 day trial, so you can check it out and see if you like it. I've heard some people on here saying they use it multiple times too by making new accounts. I use it for torrenting and all their locations are P2P enabled and have speeds that are about 80% of if I torrented without the VPN enabled
I'm using NordVPN right now for streaming Netflix in South Korea, they have a 30 day trial
If you're not sure what VPN to go for just use a comparison post (I used this one and then get a free trial or your money back if you don't like it.
ExpressVPN & NordVPN tend to come out on top in most reviews. Both NordVPN and ExpressVPN have a 30 day money back guarantee so you can just test the best ones and always get your money back if they're not for you!
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NordVPN is great for speed and a stable connection. You shouldn't have any problems with it, neither do I or any of my friends. They have an offer right now too
NordVPN for sure. It is soo easy to use. The speed is always fast, connections stable and they hold the trust of so many customers. I couldn't recommend it enough
NordVPN before Nord and it was pretty good too! I guess its just personal preference
I've really been loving NordVPN. I have been using them for a long time, and I'm not worried about my safety torrenting at all. The speeds are great too.
Like you said, it depends on what you will be using the VPN for, each one excels at different things. If you're a developer you should have something with fast speeds, but if you're using the VPN to torrent or do sketchier things, then you want a VPN with no logging and in a 2nd world country, which means that if the FBI etc calls them they won't be able to lookup access points by time if they are forced to (and trace the logs back to you).
Here are some of the best vpns by category, in my opinion:
I’m more concerned that you’re using NordVPN with a kill switch and tested for leaks, yet still received copyright notices. Unless you weren’t using NordVPN 4-6 months ago, then this is more of a concern.
uTorrent is malware garbage, switch to qbittorrent. In advanced settings you can bind it to the NordLynx network adapter so it’ll only be able to connect through NordVPN. Keep in mind you’ll probably have to restart qbittorrent every time NordVPN gets disconnected, at least I have to.
Didn't have that issue with NordVPN, make sure you get a VPN with a money back guarantee so you can test if it works, like one of these _free_trial_megathread/
Try NordVPN or VPN Unlimited, they both work good with torrenting and support linux system. You can check this article about best VPN for torrenting
VPN is absolutely necessary.
And buddy, just stick to these 5 VPNs recommended by other Redditors for downloading.
I am using NordVPN and CyberGhost without any issues at all.
Free VPNs are worst buddy.
Just stick to these 5 VPN services recommended by other Redditors.
Most of them cost under $2-3 per month. It's worth every penny buddy.
I am using Nord and CyberGhost without any issues at all.
Mullvad is best but always remember these steps when torrenting with a VPN.
*1 Never have the torrent program start with Windows.
*2 Always have the VPN on before the torrent program
*3 Check to be sure your IP has changed.
*4 Always turn the torrent program off before the VPN. Check the task manager to be sure it's completely off.
NordVPN is for the big bosses!
the whole honeypot thing was a hox set up by a load of shrills https://torrentfreak.com/nordvpn-responds-to-privacy-sensitive-allegations-180830/
it was also the same for proton vpn/mail
Don't use free VPNs buddy.
Just use any of these 5 VPN Services recommended by other Redditors.
I am using Nord and CyberGhost without any issues. Plus the price is lower than $3 per month which totally worthful.
Don't use free VPNs at all. They keep logs and totally worthless.
Buddy, just stick to these 5 VPNs recommended by other Redditors for torrenting.
I am using CyberGhost and Nord without any issues at all. It's just under $3 per month and totally worth every penny.
I have tried a few of your mentioned providers in the past, quite liked PIA, but it wasn't a great option for streaming Netflix, so I moved to NordVPN. If I remember correctly Mullvad also doesn't work with streaming services, so have that in mind if it's important for you. If you're planning to torrent often, then Nord should be a pretty fine fit as security is one of the main things they focus on: based in Panama where no mandatory data laws exist, the mac app has a kill-switch, and I never heard anything about data leakage or smth. Btw, I should mention that it doesn't have port forwarding, it would be a nice addition to the package but insecure. Maybe that's why many VPNs that are heavily based on privacy don't even offer this feature. Anyway, IMO Nord has the best price/service quality ratio, but maybe read more reviews and decide for yourself.
i had that happen to me a looooot when i was with express vpn, personally i'd switch to NordVPN.I'm with nord but some of my friends have pure and the download speeds are sooooo high, with both vpn's
I chose Mullvad as my client after comparing it to others I had heard of, ironically on Reddit. I used , and it's charts and reviews, to narrow down my search and make my choice.
If you do nothing else, get a paid VPN based outside of a "five eyes" country. Everyone you ask will be biased in their own way, you already know where mine lies.
Avoid any and all free VPN clients, any based in the U.S, and any that have active scandals (NordVPN).
Feel free to contact me with additional questions!
Hmm, I don't know... PIA isn't bad but it's based in the US (five eyes), so it's not the most perfect place for a security company. And it doesn't work with streaming services, like Netflix (if you'd ever want to do that). I'd say look into something like NordVPN, it meets all your requirements and even has specific servers for p2p activities.
No. It's not good for torrents. Nord doesn't allow port forwarding, which is essential for torrents as without it peers cannot connect to you. This means you will not be able to seed effectively, which is very important if you want to use private trackers. Also Nord has very shitty advertising tactics and honestly they wouldn't need to advertise if their product was good. Mullvad advertises itself because it's fast, cheap, allows port forwarding, and is privacy oriented.
You can use (and abuse) some free trials. I've used the NordVPN free trial a bunch of times without paying yet, just cancel it the day before it ends and it's like having a free premium VPN
Buddy, just stick to these 5 Best VPNs recommended by other Redditors for torrenting and streaming..
I am using Nord and CyberGhost without any issues at all.
Not very possible to get a free VPN with all of the things you stated. It's good to invest in a VPN just to be safe, and you can still torrent!
I personally use NordVPN and love it. You should get a paid VPN too, instead of looking for a free one which can cause you problems.
Mullvad is great for torrenting. Been using it for quite awhile without one issue. They have several 1gbps servers in NYC. I recommend using the wireguard protocol (it almost always defaults to this so you do not have to do anything to enable it) as it is faster than openvpn. You should be able to max out or get close to the speed you pay your ISP for.
However, I recommend disabling IPv6 and you MUST enable "Always Require VPN" feature in the advanced settings. You do not need to bind the VPN to qbittorrent. However, it won't hurt. I also reccomend every now and then checking to make sure your IP is indeed hidden. You can do this by using the torrent IP checker at
Do this and you'll be set!
I am using NordVPN and CyberGhost without any problems at all.
Guys, for those who are asking, just stick to these 6 VPNs recommended by other Redditors for torrenting.
Start your vpn with Network lock and DNS leak protection ( Refer to your vpn )
Use one of the known good vpn ( Mullvad , air vpn , pia , express vpn , cyberghost , torguard ,perfect privacy , nord vpn )
follow the rule
Bind your vpn to the bittorent client
Settings > Advanced > Network interface ( The one of your vpn )
go to any of the known websites ( With vpn on ) and get your stuff.
A VPN should do the trick. Get something like NordVPN or Astrill and bypass it, it is easy. And I mention those particular ones, because they have obfuscation option so even if your guest wi-fi blocks VPNs (some do), you can obfuscate your traffic so it seems like an ordinary one. I use NordVPN and even on my last trip to China, it worked well. They are doing heft discounts, for now, such as this, maybe it will be useful.
NordVPN has P2P ready servers, PIA, ExpressVPN, Buffered are good for torrenting too (reference: ). I recommend checking these out, most of the subscriptions don't cost that much and it is worth the money you spend, not only for torrenting but for privacy as well.
Like many have mentioned - do not use a free VPN, torrenting wise they won't be good cause most of them offer limited data, not to mention no privacy at all.
It's not, written in Terms of Services :/ Either way, I would not trust a free VPN and especially a new one too. Rather stick to those who allow torrenting for sure such as NordVPN, VPN unlimited or other known providers
I think you could find good VPN providers for torrenting and security here: I would recommend trying NordVPN or AreaVPN for torrenting, tried them myself they were pretty good.
Any VPN that does not collect logs will prevent DMCA letteres if you do your part.
Use qBittorrent and bind it's network interface to the VPN. That way when your VPN disconnects torrents stop transferring.
I use AirVPN. It does have port forwarding.
pia isn't all that great, NordVPN honestly has the best speed and the price is great too! I tried many VPN's but always went back to this one due to the speed, connections available and just the services they provide
I honestly didn't have great results with pia, but I've seen the fastest speeds with NordVPN. I use it for torrenting, gaming, movies, netflix, you name it and it never let me down
I like TunnelBear and it’s mainly for online privacy. I don’t use it for streaming, so I’m not sure. Costs about 5 dollars a month more or less, which I accounted the cost for by quitting a bunch of pricey dating sites! I mean, the site is probably more expensive than some, and most deals are for a year’s subscription. But it does everything you say, from security to location barriers.
RARBG & 1337x are good alternates.
BTW, is opening fine, if it's blocked in your country then just use any of these 5 VPNs suggested by other Reddit users to unblock TPB instantly.
I am using CyberGhost & NordVPN, TPB is opening 24X7 now.
>Only 3 VPNs are guaranteed to protect your privacy. Mullvad, AirVPN and Windscribe.
What is your deal with authoritatively stating things that are patently false? I personally use and trust Mullvad and think they are the best on the market but the truth is that no VPNs are "guaranteed to protect your privacy." Literally all of them could choose to screw you at any time.
Make sure to connect with a server available specially for torrenting. I am using NordVPN too and it's working fine.
However, if it's causing any issue for your then try using any of these 5 Best VPNs recommended by other Redditors for torrenting.
I am also using CyberGhost without any problems.
A few tips:
Make the VPN autorun and connect on startup, then manually run the torrent client.
Set up a kill switch on your VPN as well as enable DNS leak protection.
You can additionally set up a socks proxy on your torrent client (your VPN will show one location, the proxy will change it once more)
Been using NordVPN p2p servers with socks5 proxy on my torrent - no problems. So check these steps, always check whether your IP has really changed and try again.
I currently have a subscription for both.
If you are planning to use the VPN on your computer or a phone, NordVPN has a better app - you can easily toggle on a Kill Switch and select your server. ExpressVPN has a subpar app, with no support for a Kill Switch on Android. I was really disappointed by them.
I use NordVPN for just about everything. AFAIK torrenting is allowed on all of their servers, although they have dedicated servers for P2P that they would ask you to use. Works great for me - although your experience may vary.
The only thing I'm using ExpressVPN for right now is for my little VPN router - I live in student dorms and the Internet security here is so tight that I can't play online on my Nintendo Switch. So I have a small, wired-only router running L2TP to bypass that issue. The only reason it's using ExpressVPN is because ExpressVPN has really good router configuration documentation. I should mention that this router leaks DNS requests, although that may be because of poor setup.
Hope this helps!
Move to another country and start a new life. If a product is free, then your personal information is the product or value that the "free VPN" company can resell online and get paid. With VPNs you want privacy, so you want to pay for the service they provide. I personally use Mullvad and I'm happy with the performance and the port forward service they provide.
Edit: Also, don't forget to bind the torrent software to the interface of the VPN. That is a pretty popular problem so you will find information on how to do that from previous posts.
Both are solid choices and part of the restricted number of recommended VPNs.
I personally use Mullvad, for these reasons.
1337x is nice but thepiratebay is opening fine.
Guys, if your country has blocked TPB then just use any of these 5 VPNs recommended by other Redditors.
I am using CyberGhost & NordVPN without any issues at all.
qbittorrent or bittorent is best with nordvpn.
And if you need any other VPN then check out these 5 Best VPNs recommended by other Reddit users for torrenting.
I am using CyberGhost, no difference in download speed.
Mullvad got those issues.
Buddy just stick to these 5 Best VPNs recommended by other Redditors for torrenting.
I am using NordVPN and CyberGhost without any issues at all.
I think NordVPN would suit you quite well, it's pretty easy to use even for non tech people and I had good speeds when trying it out. Also most VPNs support multiple devices on one subscription so you wouldn't even need a separate account for each family member, unless ofc that's more convenient to you.
tl;dr: You fucked up because you left the client running and turned off the VPN
Two different issues here:
1- If you used a good VPN and you used it properly, there is no way they (the powers that be) can correlate the IP they see in the torrent swarm with the IP at your home. IDK NordVPN but lets assume that it is "good" that it protects your privacy so that it will not disclose your actual IP. Then that just leaves you not using it properly.
2- You are not home, but still got a warning: You say you downloaded the file while you were home, but you don't specify if you did the download in your home computer (that is still home) or in your laptop (that you took with you) I think what is happening is that you were torrenting in your home machine and that it is still torrenting.
Here's what I think happened. You got home, turned on the VPN and started torrenting. Then you closed the torrent client and then you turned off your VPN. EXCEPT that you didn't turn off your torrent client. You had the "Minimize to tray on close" setting turned on. So the torrent was still sharing when you turned off your VPN. Suddenly you are out in the open and get caught. To make matters worse, it is still going on. And you may even have the torrent client set to automatically start on reboots.
> I use VyprVPN from Goldenfrog
That's your problem right there. They are well known to store connection logs & respond to DMCA notices. In other words, they are not a viable VPN service.. especially for torrenting.
Search /r/VPNTorrents , it has been discussed before.
I tried all of the above and they're alright to say the least... I feel like NordVPN has been doing the best job so far, fastest speeds, most and best connections, great customer service. I've been using it for years and it doesn't look like I'll stop
It’s just a matter of time then.
Are you with Bell, Rogers or other?
I’m with Bell and have received a letter.
Using a VPN doesn’t alert the ISP to anything. I use a VPN every day for work. I also use my own to connect to my home server.
ISP’s don’t care anyway. They just pass the letters along because they are obligated to.
I recommend AirVPN for torrenting.
"built in vpn for opera" yes it like using vpn inside a browser with an extension, not system wide.
you need a proper VPN to be installed on your PC.
There is only free p2p friendly VPN which is WindScribe but you only get 10GB of monthly data. Other than that you need to buy one.
Buddy, just use any of these 6 VPNs recommended by other Redditors for torrenting. Almost all of them costs less than $3 per month. It's worth paying for without cracking or anything.
I am using CyberGhost & NordVPN without any issues at all. Really cheap.
>The only VPN, to my knowledge, that had proven in the court to not keeping any logs is PIA.
Better yet a real-world case was with ExpressVPN getting their servers seized. The seize yielded nothing. Then next up would 100% without a doubt be PIA.
Possible Real-World Case:
^(NOTE: Around August of 2016 Perfect Privacy announced that Dutch authorities had seized one of their servers in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The issue is they never released why but they did say it yielded with no information being given.)
^(NOTE: ExpressVPN has had Third-Party Audits along with real-world cases of being proven to not log.)
EDIT: Please add more if you know more. This is all I know personally.
Not really, no.
Buddy, just use any of these 5 Best VPNs suggested by other Redditors for torrenting.
I am using NordVPN and CyberGhost without any problems at all. No logs, nothing.
Buddy, just stick to these 5 VPN Services recommended by other Reddit users for unblocking torrent sites.
NordVPN is the best in Canada. Very affordable and high speed.
Dont jump on this "offer" its a random vpn you are handing all your data over to them they can do ANYTHING with it.
They can steal your data and see EVERYTHING and log everything.
if you want a legit Netflix vpn there are many out there but without looking i know Ivacy works.
Surprise surprise, more NordVPN propaganda. Why do they "dominate" the market? Well, it's easy. They spend all their money making shills of Popular YouTubers, buying out affiliate sites (like the ones in the article VPNPro is a known NordVPN/ExpressVPN shill--most likely owned by both of them). Unfortunately, this means no money is left for a good service, which is why /r/nordvpn is filled with tons of complaints from users about how much the service sucks.
Not really sure why the admins here allow this propaganda/affiliated content to be posted. PCMag and VPNpro are both heavily sponsored NordVPN sellouts. Thoughts /u/hughk and /u/canonfeeder?
I found this:
First, NordVPN and all the infrastructure we use is being run by Tefincom S.A. and operates under the jurisdiction of Panama.
CloudVPN is used only as a payment collector in order to improve the acceptance rate, as banks are suspicious towards transactions made to Panama and tend to complicate or terminate such payments. It’s a simple and common practice.
Our company has absolutely nothing to do with the service itself in the legal or any other matters.”
I'd recommend NordVPN, Surfshark, maybe Private VPN too, they have decent pricing and deals and they offer discounts, also good for torrenting. Express is also good but it's monthly price is pretty expensive in my opinion.
Check r/vpncoupons, there are discount coupons that might help save a few bucks
AFAIK the free CyberGhost does not support P2P / torrents. See their Support
They do have VPN servers that allow P2P / torrents but those are on their paid VPN service.
Feel free to contact CyberGhost support directly to verify if you like.
EDIT: How did you get to their free VPN service? I don't see it on their website anymore, did they hide it?
About first question, VPNs can slow ONLY your connection: if you have a 10 Mbps ADSL,
but other users will always surf at the same speed they were used to before you bought the vpn, independently that you use the VPN or not.
About your second question, yea a VPN will protect you but be sure to have not ipleaks https://ipleak.net/ and dnsleaks https://www.dnsleaktest.com/; even more important configure the kill switch and bind, in the torrent app, the download ing to the VPN so if the VPN application crashes the connection and thus the tormenting will be dropped immediately and your IP won't be exposed.
Yes, just use the Windows/Mac native app's P2P servers and you're good to go, if you want, you can set up a socks5 proxy through the bittorent client on top of the regular VPN (https://nordvpn.com/tutorials/socks5/bittorrent/). However, there's no need for that, your IP will be hiden by using the VPN. Just be sure to use the P2P servers for torrenting
VPNs don't do anything like this. If you are a victim of identity theft that's a serious problem and this can't happen without a leak of identifying information. All a VPN does is reroute your traffic through the VPN's servers, so if anything is compromised, like your machine itself or a website you use getting hacked, a VPN won't fix that. I'm not knowledgeable on how to resolve identity theft, but going forward, use scrutiny when deciding which sites get your personal info and talk to a lawyer if you think you need one.
A VPN helps, but a tracking blocker and a privacy-friendly browser (arguably) do more or privacy. This is because without such protections it's trivial for trackers to insert cookies, fingerprint you, and other such techniques to uniquely identify your machine regardless of what your IP appears to be. For this I'd recommend Firefox for your browser and uBlock Origin to block ads and trackers. For more information, see A VPN on top of everything else isn't a bad idea either, especially if you don't trust your ISP, but it shouldn't be your only privacy measure.
That being said, out of the VPNs you listed, Mullvad is the best in my opinion. They seem to have the best track record out of any VPN I've looked into and they are probably the least likely to provide logs if law enforcement comes knocking on their door (since they don't even take an email address for signup).
I'm just a VPN geek who happens to use Mullvad :)
If you look at my post/comment history, you'll see I also recommend other VPNs. But good to know that's your takeaway from this news piece and you created an account just to post that.
Qbittorrent is the only client I know of that has binding. You'll have to switch to Qbittorrent to bind. If you do switch, open the Qbittorrent settings and enter the advanced options menu, look at the option that says "network interface", open the drop down and take note of them. Once you've done that, connect to Mullvad and select the new network adapter that shows up in the list. Now you've bound Qbittorrent to your VPN connection, if all went well.
Mullvad has port forwarding, which is a big advantage for less seeded torrents or if you want to extensively seed yourself. They also didn't have any scandals, like the hacked server Nord VPN didn't tell anyone about a while ago. I've been getting up to 400 Mbit/s on torrents with their servers, they allow you to pay in Bitcoin or cash, if you really value your privacy and allow torrenting on all their servers. Nord VPN has more servers than them in more countries though, but I'd still prefer Mullvad any day.
I personally never had luck with airvpn, couldn't connect a couple of times and the speed was sooo slow most of the time.
Try NordVPN, it has fast speeds and better, stable connections.
It would probably help if you say why you don’t like something
Mullvad or ProtonVPN. Privacy comes first
I used PIA for years previously and wouldn’t recommend it. Lots of issues within my Docker containers. Occasionally a simple restart would suffice, other times I’d have to set the VPN up from scratch for seemingly no reason
Without port forwarding, you can't send data to the swarm. This is antisocial behaviour and recognized as such by the architecture of bittorrent.
Others are punishing you by refusing connections when they discover this. This is automatic and built-in. Only when you have a lot of seeders you can go through enough fresh ones that enable you to finish the download.
When you have only a handful peers, everyone ignores you long before the download is finished.
For your usage pattern (rare audio), NordVPN is not suited. People who can use it download only popular stuff and don't mind or notice it being slow.
I am using CyberGhost too.
If your torrent client is causing issue then use bittorrent or utorrent.
And if CG is the problem then stick to any of these 5 VPNs recommended by other Redditors for torrenting.
I am using NordVPN without any problems.
Well, I am using CyberGhost and it automatically shows the servers for torrenting.
You can try using any of these 5 Best VPNs suggested by other Reddit users for torrenting.
NordVPN is good too :)
Just launch the software, connect to a server and start browsing :)
For those who are asking, check out these 5 Best VPNs recommended by other Redditors for torrenting.
I am using NordVPN without any issues at all :)
BitTorrent is good.
However, I will suggest using any of these 5 VPNs recommended by other Reddit users for torrenting.
I am using CyberGhost without any problems at all.
Buddy, it's smart to invest some money on paid VPN than going for the cheaper ones.
Stick to these 5 Best VPNs recommended by other Redditors for torrenting.
If you are on a budget then you can get ZenMate, it's like $21 per year. But CyberGHost and NordVPN are best according to my experience.
It's a 30 day trial these days, same as ExpressVPN and Pure (as well as a few others). I guess they had to keep up with the other guys. But as far as good free VPNs goes that is about all you'll find:
Dude, the whole point of a vpn is to encrypt and secure your torrent activities, a proxy only changes your ip and doesn't encrypt anything so your ISP will know what you're up to. Why don't you want to encrypt your whole traffic anyway? NordVPN doesn't hinder performance that much if you choose a nearby server, they even have special peer-to-peer servers for optimal speed
NordVPN is good enough for me, it's easy to use and the speed reduction is barely noticeable when browsing or torrenting something and the internet kill switch is a nice feature. Best to try them out yourself and see which one works best for you
I’ve been using NordVPN for two years and I love it. Just signed up for 3 more years at a great price, only $89.
You can sign up for a free trial. Download their app (their Mac app is great!) and just hit connect. Then start your torrent app. It’s that easy.
One think you’ll want to do is activate the kill switch in the app. So if the vpn app ever disconnects it will automatically instantly quit whatever apps you tell it to—your browser, torrent app, whatever. It happens so fast your isp will never see it.
Hope that helps.
Like it was said - proxy only changes your IP, it does NOT encrypt your traffic unlike a VPN. Also, if you're using a torrent client and have a proxy/vpn extension on your browser - it will not help, it has to cover your system, an extension only covers your browser.
Get a trusted VPN that allows torrenting like NordVPN, PrivateVPN, Express or similar, you can check that one privacy guy or Torrentfreak's anonymous VPN list
You can try using this deluge proxy tutorial
If you've enabled the Internet kill switch - the torrent client will stop downloading. Yes, NordVPN will reconnect and the torrent client will continue downloading/seeding on its own, you don't have to start up the torrent client again.
You can set it up for the kill switch to kill the torrent client but then you'd have to start it up manually.
Bind your qbittorrent client to socks5proxy (), it will add another layer of security and if smth goes wrong with your torrrent client - the proxy IP will be exposed, not your real one
Well, I see that even if you already got an email from your ISP - you still aren't that concerned about your privacy. What I mean is that free VPN is almost equal as no VPN at all, just google it, there are plenty of articles about security flaws, like DNS leak or some shady built in malware. Anyway, I think that personal data privacy is definitely the thing to invest some money in (not to mention that most of the top notch services don't cost that much). Look into something like NordVPN (good price and quality ratio + it offers quite a few additional features). Express VPN is also worth trying IMO, if you have some spare money as it cost a bit more.
> I want to use multiple torrent clients. So I need multiple open port, right?
Below is some info I cobbled together using as well as looking through each vendor's support pages and in some cases contacting their support. You may be able to use it as a starting point for your own research.
Port forward configured via UPnP
Allows up to 10 port forwards according to their support
Port forwarding configured via UPnP
Port forwarding configured on their website
Allows up to 20 port forwards
Port forwarding configured on their website
Port forwarding configured via their VPN client (or on Linux using a script I believe)
Allows up to 5 port forwards
Port forwarding configured on their website
They might also support UPnP but their support was unable to confirm
Nah mate, don't use a free VPN, paid ones don't cost that much. If you use a free one, I doubt you'll have the money to pay the fines you get, cause free VPNs sucks.
r/vpncoupons is a great place for discounts, give it a go. I personally use NordVPN because it supports torrenting and has p2p servers but there are other good ones. Free ones are untrustworthy to say the least
Again people are spreading that fake information about Nord. It was just a smear campaign by competitors and you shouldn't worry about getting NordVPN, they are actually pretty good. It helped me to avoid fines for torrenting and I'm thankful for that.
You won't get caught for torrenting while using a VPN, well you could if you use a VPN that leaks and collects your data. Get a paid reliable vpn and you will be able to do whatever you want and don't get caught. I would recommend looking into NordVPN.