How To Download Torrents Anonymously

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(List of peers / downloaders for a torrent. Click to enlarge.) What do you mean by “anonymous downloading?” Everytime you download a file on BitTorrent and connect to the network, you transfer your IP address (“telephone number” for the Internet) to the whole swarm, meaning you can be identified easily by anyone who wants to. Among those people are your …

Limewire – Once Popular, Now Defunct

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Based on the Gnutella protocol, Limewire was one of the best known file sharing clients. Initiale released in 2000, it was available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and was dominantly used to download music, although BitTorrent support was added later, too. After a long battle in court, they finally gave way in 2010 and disabled all newer versions using a …

Binreader – Easy And Down To The Bone

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Quick Overview: Binreader is a very lightweight and easy-to-use NZB downloader with a very limited amount of features, but very easy to use. It is reasonably fast, although you should definitely change the configuration a bit for best results (see our guide on how configure Binreader here). Downloading is fast and easy, and there’s no way you’ll get distracted by …

Shaperprobe – Detect Traffic Shaping In Your Network

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Ever since people have been using the Internet for downloading media, there have been groups that frown on such activities. No, we don’t only mean the “copyright mafia“, but ISPs and network administrators. The reason is simple: Transfering data costs money, lots of money, and Internet service providers are in for profit, not paying their asses off for the services …