First of all, sorry if this is in the wrong section--I find this a bit too encompassing to isolate in a more specific section. If you think this should be moved, feel free to do so! That said, as the title notes I've finally considered to go into the Bittorrent 'universe' and need help in securing my experience. The programs I got are listed in my signature, though the problem here is how best to use things. My dilemma: I'm a control freak and a performance freak! They don't always mix well in securing situations. ------ So with that in mind, here are my main concerns: 1.) Which Torrent client do you think works best with these two aspects in mind? I'm only familiar with uTorrent, but the more the merrier! 2.) Given those stances, my main approach to securing Bittorrent is to contain the downloads in Sandboxie. Problem is there are numerous different ways of doing this and I don't know what works best. Does anyone have a specific set of rules that they pursue? There've been some complex ones that isolate browsers, the program itself but from what I know if the torrent file header is fine/from a good site it's really the end product/file that should be of concern (hence my current strategy). *stumped* 3.) The control freak part of me wants to have complete control whether Bittorrent is accessing the internet or not. I don't know much about Bittorrent here though despite my searching. Is it as simple as having the client closed, or does it entail disabling it from your firewall settings? 4.) This coincides with my previous question depending on the answer of it. Basically, if this does require some tweaking of firewall settings, is there a slimmed down way of doing so? I am aware of many robust products here on the forums, but I like to keep it simple with the built-in Windows Firewall or router if possible. If there is an easier way of tweaking this these ways I'd be grateful for some tips! ------ Otherwise that's about all I can think of. I appreciate any feedback in advance and look forward to the discussion (I imagine other newbies might find this useful).