Downloading torrents on the web no longer remains a safe bet, with the governments and your ISP keeping a tab on your online activities. Downloading a game that you bought through torrent isn’t illegal morally, although it might be ethically. Downloading torrents on the web, without leaving a trial behind is nearly impossible in this connected world of ours. You’re ISP or anyone with a basic knowledge of networking can tap into your network and collect your internet logs and can fish you out for your torrent activities. The same can be said of location based web services, that are strictly geographically restricted and you are helpless if you aren’t located in of the said locations. There is a ones-stop solution to these issues and it is a VPN.
You can use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN that features its own servers in different parts of the world and tunnels your internet traffic through them, making you appear as if you are browsing from that country itself. The encryption tools of a VPN make it impossible for someone to track the online activity of a user and tracing an activity back to a specific user. This makes the VPN an ideal fit in our case. It can help you anonymously download torrents and even access blocked websites in the process. We will be taking a look at one such powerful VPN service here.
Get to know HideIPVPN
HideIPVPN is a premium and fast VPN service provider, with a tool that is very easy to setup and could be up and running in a few minutes. The tool itself is pretty easy to setup and to be accessed. It has different servers located in US, UK, Germany and Netherlands for you to route between them for masking your online identity.
Its encryption tool allows you to spoof your IP Address and access blocked content out of a specific geographic location. In business since 2008, HideIPVPN knows its way around the internet. We will be taking a look at a few key features of it.
HideIPVPN comes in as a downloadable tool with support for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. The tool itself comes in at a 2.5MB download, and can be downloaded from their official website for free. Once downloaded and launched, you can register for an account or login with a previous account from the main page.
Once you login, you will be presented with a screen as seen below. Here you will be choosing one among a host of options like networking protocol and server location and other such details. Once entered, you can hit ‘Connect’ and you’re now off the grid. The simplicity of this tool makes it one of the easiest to setup VPN tools.
Simple settings panel
The settings panel of HideIPVPN offers a few, but only the needed options to choose from. Among them are the option to launch at start-up, minimizing on connect and re-connect if the connection is dropped. The software updates are also available from this panel when there are any.
Not too complicated, yet covering the basic requirements from such a VPN tool.
Browsing logs are not stored at all: HideIPVPN’s FAQ states that they do not keep the internet browsing logs of their users. The least time period the internet logs, the better is the service of a VPN provider.
Multiple protocols available
PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and SSTP are the networking protocols available on HideIPVPN to choose from. These protocols are used for different occasions and OpenVPN is one of the fastest and most reliable networking protocols commonly used by VPN service providers. You can also choose the country location where you intend to choose your server located.
Built-in application killer
HideIPVPN’s built in application killer is a great way to prevent automatic usage of internet when the connection to your VPN server drops off. In the event of a connection breakdown, this nifty tool will make sure it kills off your chosen apps to prevent it from accidentally connect to the internet without the VPN connected.
Add your applications from this window panel.
Plans and Pricing
The pricing of HideIPVPN’s services is$5.99 per monthfor US or UK based VPN servers. For an all-inclusive US/UK/DE/NL server, the pricing is$9.99 per month.
HideIPVPN is a comprehensive tool for accessing blocked websites and downloading torrents. If you frequent such websites, having a VPN server will always make your life easier. You can unblock USA websites with this nifty tool. You would not want to choose US/UK servers for downloading torrents, as they are banned in those countries. For downloading torrents, you should rather prefer an all-inclusive plan that will let you download from the Germany and Netherlands servers.
Our Rating – 4.8 Out of 5