What are the best VPNs for torrenting?

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13 solutions
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    #1ExpressVPN

    ExpressVPN

    ExpressVPN is an easy-to-use VPN service for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Routers, and Linux. Its user-friendly apps let you secure your connection and unblock websites in one click. Just sign up, install, and connect.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ralph Berry
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "Not everywhere allows torrenting, but the matter of the fact is torrenting is one of the best ways to get hard to find media. My ISP blocks torrenting, so I needed to find a VPN capable of the large amount of traffic that goes through torrents, and expressVPN has done quite well. Most other VPN's charge a premium for torrenting or flat out don't allow it, but express has been very affordable and welcoming."
  2. 23

    #2Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield is a public virtual private network (VPN) service provider which protects your identity by hiding your IP address from prying eyes. This VPN is suitable for streaming, browsing, gaming and file sharing. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Bobby Alexander
    Written on January 29, 2017
    " working fine. its in English, well understood.. vpn is working fine"
  3. 17

    #3Hide.me

    Hide.me

    Hide.me is a VPN service provider which allows you to surf the web anonymously. Unlike some of its competitors, it offers a free plan without restrictions that includes 2GB data transfer per month.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- 5.41

    Michael Gutierrez
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "I am not looking to get into any sort of trouble for watching videos where I am not at. However, there are sites in Japan or in the UK and the access is restricted to the US. Having a VPN would help in a lot of situations so I could watch videos. Hide.me was PERFECT for me. I can watch some good NJPW from Japan and enjoy the UK's humor on shows that I watch from there. Usually the problems would be getting to a place that allows me to watch it, but thankfully Hide.me allows me to do that!"
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    #4Private Internet Access

    Private Internet Access

    Private Internet Access is a personal VPN service providers which allow you to encrypt your connection and provide you with an anonymous IP address to protect your privacy.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox

    Varies by plan

    Robert Harper
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "I was the victim of credit card theft. My finances were ruined and I had to go through a huge headache of securing my accounts. I figured that the theft came from my computer so I researched ways to be safer on the web. I discovered VPNS and I haven't had a problem since, and I have peace of mind when searching the web. "
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    #5NordVPN

    NordVPN

    NordVPN provides a stable connection which is available to all devices. It can check your bank balance, provides safe online shopping, and more at public hotspots for Windows, Mac, iOS and more. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Matthew Lawson
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "I like that this service doesn't keep logs or traffic data regarding your online activities. "
  3. 10

    #6IPVanish

    IPVanish

    IPVanish is a VPN service based in the United States. It allows users to appear in one of more than 60 different countries. It also provides end-to-end network encryption.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Wayne Wood
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "Using ipvanish solved the problems I was having trying to configure a VPN. I would recommend to anyone looking for an easy safe solution to using a vpn service."
  4. 4

    #7AirVPN

    AirVPN

    AirVPN is a fast and secure virtual private network (VPN) service based on OpenVPN and operated by activists and hacktivists in defense of net neutrality, privacy and against censorship. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $8.3- per month

    Larry Fuller
    Written on February 27, 2017
    "I wanted to torrent a show that was only offered on a television channel I did not have access to but I wanted to do it safely. I used AirVPN to create a VPN that encrypted my internet connection. It let me safely access my torrent site to get the show I wanted without worrying about anyone seeing my connections."
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    #8Buffered VPN

    Buffered VPN

    Buffered VPN is a VPN service which redirects online traffic from anywhere around the world, as well as keeping the origin of the traffic hidden. This service protects your browsing sessions from ISPs and hackers and public Wi-fi channels.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Varies by plan

    Roy Medina
    Written on July 18, 2019
    "If you're like me protecting your privacy from hackers and others is of utmost importance. And if you're like me, there's nothing more frustrating than not being able to access content that has been blocked in your country. To solve this problem, why not give Buffer VPN a try? Buffer is able to help with these issues and more."
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    #9VPNArea

    VPNArea

    VPNArea is a fast and secure virtual private network provider which will protect your data and privacy when browsing the internet. This offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and can unlock a number of popular streaming sites. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $9.9- Varies by plan

    Nicholas Dixon
    Written on March 18, 2017
    "Dont want big brother spying on your everyday activity? Furthermore how about your cable or internet provider? With VPNArea, but your worries at ease knowing that you can download, upload, and browse the vast internet without location tracking and worrying that you may be breaking the law. Simple to use and easy to install, this is a must have for anyone who wants to use the internet in all its glory!"
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    #10TorGuard

    TorGuard
    TorGuard is a VPN designed for torrent users. It offers a vast selection of servers, all mainstream protocol support, unlimited bandwidth and 24/7 customer support.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $5.95- Varies by plan

    Christopher Wagner
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "Looking to hide your online footprint? Just a quick glance at this and you can tell that a monthly subscription is right out. There are several other programs out there that not only give the user more control but are free. The Onion Router is down right amazing in this sense. Also known as TOR, which seems to be played upon by this want to be program to confuse those who are new to the world of VPNs, it can be deployed from any platform and is insanely easy to set up and operate. So, in summary, I would not settle for a third rate program that is slowly draining money from me when I can have something that is other worldly effective and free."
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    #11Avira Phantom VPN Pro

    Avira Phantom VPN Pro

    Avira Phantom VPN Pro is a tool which will keep your data safe and your online activities anonymous. It can also be run simultaneously to all of your devices. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Cherry Xiao
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I thought this would be my answer to safely using WIFI in public places. But the VPN failed to connect numerous times, and customer service seems absent. Save your money and try something else."
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    #12CyberGhost

    CyberGhost

    CyberGhost VPN is a private internet connection on both Wi-Fi and cellular data that offers a safe online transaction and a fully encrypted internet. It also provides access to restricted websites, and blocks malicious content. 

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- 1 month

    Rebecca Silva
    Written on June 1, 2018
    " CyberGhost is the best VPN for torrenting. can be on both Wi-Fi and cellular data that offers a safe online transaction and a fully encrypted internet. It also provides access to restricted websites, blocks malicious content and saves money through mobile data compression."
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    #13Opera Free VPN

    Opera Free VPN

    Opera Free VPN - Unlimited VPN is a free web-browser allows users to block ad trackers and change the user's virtual location. Still in Beta stage, Opera Free VPN - Unlimited VPN, is available for download in Android. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Bruce Hunt
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Opera has always been at the top of their game and when I saw they had a free VPN, I had to give it a try. Usually, I am skeptical of free VPNs because they are not very secure. Since this one is from Opera, I knew it had to be legit. So, after giving it a try, I have decided to stick with it from now on. It does everything you would expect from a VPN and is much better than the other free alternatives."

Summary

Best What are the best VPNs for torrenting
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ExpressVPNSoftware 28 Free
2Hotspot ShieldSoftware 23 Free
3Hide.meSoftware 17 Free
4Private Internet AccessSoftware 16 Free
5NordVPNSoftware 13 Free
6IPVanishSoftware 10 Free
7AirVPNSoftware 4 Paid
8Buffered VPNSoftware 3 Paid
9VPNAreaSoftware 3 Paid
10TorGuardSoftware 2 Paid
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