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How's it going everybody? Welcome back. And today we're going to be checking out
the best VPN for BitTorrent and or torrenting. In general. Now, in front of me here, we have
Express VPN and Nord VPN, both of which are great examples of what a good VPN should be
like. Speed, reliability, security, privacy, anonymity. And most importantly, the arguably most
important feature here is the kill switch. Now, if you're not familiar with what a kill switch
is for, it's exactly what it sounds like stop all internet traffic if the VPN disconnects
Now, what do you use that for? When you connect to the VPN, if you're not familiar,
when you connect to the VPN, you're connected to the servers, you're pretty much paying for the
servers where you're connecting to encrypted servers, secured encrypted servers, more private
servers, rather than your ISP, your internet service providers servers which are monitored.
So what you're doing here with a kill switch, let's say you're downloading a torrent that you're
not supposed to be downloading, let's say it's copyrighted materials, okay. And the moment your
connection to the VPN drops, for whatever reason, you will revert back to the ISP servers which
are monitored, and they'll find out what you're doing and you'll get in trouble.
what the kill switch does, is that it drops your internet connection completely, it severs
it so that you don't get exposed to your ISP, and they won't be able to find out what you're
doing online. So that's pretty much what a kill switches for. It's to keep your online traffic
from getting exposed to your ISP should the VPN connection drop, it rarely does drop really well
in Express and Nord VPN case. But that is what a kill switch is for. And for the sake of time, I'm
only going to be checking out ExpressVPN today. But I want to point out something when it comes to
Nord VPN. And that's really cool. It has something called the app kill switch. And that's a really
cool feature. So if you don't want to disable your internet entirely if the VPN connection
drops, because you're streaming or for whatever, whatever other reason, the app kill switch
will actually allow you to kill certain apps. So if you don't want to, let's say your
your internet, your VPN connection drops, it won't kill your connection, it will
just kill that app so that your ISP won't even be able to tell that you had that app
on in the first place.
So that's really cool. Now if you're interested in express or Nord VPN, I'll
be leaving some links to special deals and offers in the description down below. Now, let's drop
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Nord VPN for now, if you're interested, again,
you can check out the descriptions, the links in description down below, we're going to be taking
a look at ExpressVPN. And what you should be doing really to make sure that you're all safe
and good to go. Now, as I mentioned before, you I already explained what the kill switch is for.
So that's number one. Since I have my connection off, right now I'm not I'm not connected to
the VPN, the moment I turn on the kill switch, I no longer have internet.
And that's exactly
what we're looking for here. Because we're about to engage in some torrenting activity. Now, here,
Flash Gordon, in Episode One, this is a very old series, it's I believe it's public domain. And
you know, this is, at this point not copyrighted material anymore. So we're not doing anything
illegal here. Now, before I download, obviously, I'm not going to be downloading this because I
want to be secured first. So we turn on the kill switch, we're going to go to protocols, I'm going
to stick to open VPN, because it is in the audits. In the reports, where audit firms were auditing
ExpressVPN and Nord, they were doing these audits and tests on open VPN on the open VPN protocol
and not the lightweight protocol. Now lightweight, lightweight protocol is a wire guard based
But it's pretty it's pretty fast, and it's pretty secure. But
we don't have as much proof as to how secure it is as much as open VPN because
open VPN is the is the protocol that got tested extensively over and over again.
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So the moment we have tests for a lightweight,
I can pretty much vouch for it and you know, maybe go for it when it comes to torrenting.
But as far as torrenting, I'm sticking to open VPN. That is my personal recommendation. It's
the best combination of speed and security as it says right here.
It's it may say it may not
work on all networks, but it actually works on most networks. So we'll go to advanced and you
want to make sure that you have this ticked on only use Express VPN DNS servers while connected.
And what this means is that you are only using a physical Express VPN servers that only express
VPN trusted ExpressVPN employees have access to these our servers in buildings or rooms that
are owned by ExpressVPN. And they are private
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secure, and nobody else has access to them. That is the purpose of this of this
option right here. So if I take this off, I might be using virtual servers or rented servers
by ExpressVPN. But I keep if I keep this on, then I'm making sure that I'm only using the most
secure of servers. So that's a really cool feature with ExpressVPN here.
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So once you have all that on the DNS ticked
here, ticked on, you have your open VPN protocol, and you have the network lock on,
you're going to Oh, yeah, actually, if we're going to pick servers, you know, you
don't have to, I guess, go through having to test out a bunch of servers.
What's really cool
is that you have a speed test feature here, you can run the test, and it'll give you it'll
accurately represent the quickest server, but it may not accurately represent your speed,
because I have actually have double that speed. Usually France, Paris, one is the quickest server
for me. But for some reason, ExpressVPN speed test does not really show you your true speed, but it
will show you the truly quickest server so for me, it'll be Paris one, double click that
and here I am connected, connecting, and I should have my internet access back. Now
that it's back. Let's test it with Cubitt torrent, I just put it right here. Okay, so
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now, all you need to do is
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start and you could see her, okay, it's
connecting to peers, there's going to be very little peers, okay?
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Seeing the process.
So it's gonna be, it's not
going to be the fastest download, obviously, your download speed is going to vary depending
on your connection, and so on and so forth. But it's, it's, I guess, it's
not so bad for 700 megabytes, it's still a little bit much, but yeah,
anyways, that is how you securely download using BitTorrent. And, you know, for me, I really
like ExpressVPN. It's my favorite because it's really just a super reliable VPN in all aspects.
Obviously, Nord VPN is still a wonderful option. Again, if you're interested in either or I will
leave links in the description down below so that you can check them out. Hopefully, you can save
some money through the special offers that I find. Anyway, that'll be it for the video. Hope you
guys learned something and I'll see you guys in the next one. Have a good day.
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