utorrent in vm

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  1. newbino

    newbino Registered Member

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    I am thinking of setting up my utorrent in a vm, and configure it to always run via a vpn.

    Has anybody have ant experience with this? Any general comments or suggestions?

    thanks
     
  2. 3inchblue

    3inchblue Registered Member

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    Not sure as to why running in a VM.
    The torrent client itself would not cause malware infections while performing p2p.
     
  3. TheCatMan

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    I think its a great idea, why not run all your daily apps like firefox and media/mp3 players and p2p programs in a virtual box/machine ?

    All your is then kept away from your real windows as best as it can, all windows logs and logs galore and files are in the virtual machine/box.

    For added security one can run the virtual machine/virtual box in a true-crypt partition or container there is a guide here:

    https://www.ivpn.net/privacy-guides/how-to-create-VM-within-hidden-truecrypt-partition

    This way you have good security, and if your VPN is on in the Virtualbox/machine you have good privacy as well as protection.
     
  4. newbino

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    Not for security (malware) but for privacy and convenience.

    When I run utorrent I do it through a VPN but this has the effect that all my web connections go through it, and it generates two problems:
    a. I have some SMTP email accounts and when using VPN they don't work outgoing - I understand that this is due to the VPN
    b. if I need to login to sites, I am logged with the VPN server IP which I would like to avoid

    My thinking is that running utorrent through a VM I would avoid both these issues.

    Apart from looking for best practice suggestions, my main concern is whether using utorrent through a VM I might generate excessive disk writes (I have an SSD).
     
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  6. newbino

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    thanks for your suggestion.
    apart from what the author says
    I also use my vpn for other things, so it's a keeper, and would rather try not to subscribe to an additional service
     
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  8. newbino

    newbino Registered Member

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    Thanks for your suggestion. I am running the latest (+-) utorrent version on my desktop and never had an issue. Can I ask you what makes this a *more stable* version (apart from using, I assume, less resources)?
     
  9. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Less fluff - meaning less third party software and less options to wade through to make it work.

    Read:Understand your Firewall settings.

    Always render your Firewall settings to defaults when done.
     

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