Use a uTorrent VPN for safe, fast downloading

As one of the most popular BitTorrent clients around, uTorrent helps you share and download large files quickly and efficiently. ExpressVPN works with uTorrent to make your traffic private and secure.

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How to use uTorrent with ExpressVPN

Step 1

How to sign up for ExpressVPN

Sign up for ExpressVPN. Follow the instructions for the device on which you plan to use uTorrent. You’ll be up and running in minutes.

Step 2

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Connect to VPN servers in 94 countries worldwide. Or let Smart Location choose the optimal location for your network.

Step 3

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Download uTorrent from the official site. Open the uTorrent application with the VPN turned on and start torrenting with peace of mind.

How ExpressVPN makes uTorrent safe and anonymous

Hide your IP address on uTorrent

The nature of P2P file sharing means that other uTorrent users can see the IP address you’re using to share files. If that IP address is your true IP address, your metadata and location will be exposed to strangers who could track and monitor everything you download.

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A VPN hides your true IP address and replaces it with the IP address of a secure VPN server in another location. This IP address is shared by many other users, so your activity can never be traced back to you individually.

ExpressVPN also keeps no connection logs and no activity logs and has been rated as the best VPN for torrenting by Comparitech. Hiding your IP address with a private VPN lets you use uTorrent safely and anonymously.

IP binding for uTorrent: Use Network Lock instead

Many uTorrent users configure IP binding to limit their downloading to a single IP address—for instance, that of a secure VPN server. If the VPN service suddenly disconnects, the download will stop and your privacy will remain intact. ExpressVPN’s Network Lock, however, makes this feature unnecessary.

Turn on Network Lock to prevent leaks on uTorrent.

Network Lock acts like a kill switch for your internet connection. If the connection to the secure VPN server unexpectedly drops for any reason, ExpressVPN will automatically stop any traffic from leaving your device, preventing any leaks that could endanger your privacy.

Check your IP address before you use uTorrent

To see whether your privacy is exposed before you start downloading with uTorrent, visit ExpressVPN’s online privacy and security checker. Here’s what your IP address would look like to other users if you were using uTorrent without a VPN:

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And here’s what your IP address would look like to other torrenters if you were protected by VPN:

How IP checker works with ExpressVPN.

Comparison: uTorrent proxy vs. VPN

A proxy server is any intermediary between your computer and the internet. By routing your traffic through a proxy server, other computers will see that server’s IP address instead of yours.

Because it hides your IP address, a VPN also acts like a proxy for uTorrent. But ExpressVPN offers many other benefits that a “free” torrent proxy service may not:

ExpressVPN Benefits vs. Proxy Table
Express VPN ExpressVPNProxy

Hides your IP address

Strong encryption

Network Lock / kill switch

Servers in 94 countries

No activity logs, no connection logs

Live chat support

Commitment to privacy

While using a free proxy service for uTorrent might seem like a convenient solution, it could actually make you less anonymous. Without revenue from users, free proxies must resort to other means of monetizing your traffic. This could include selling your data to advertisers or injecting ads into your web browser.

Learn more about the dangers of free proxy services.

So be careful when you see sites advertising “free” torrent proxy services. Using a VPN is a much safer way of browsing, sharing, and downloading with uTorrent.

Set up a uTorrent VPN on every device

There’s no need to configure your uTorrent settings to work with a VPN. Just open the ExpressVPN app and connect before opening uTorrent.

Download ExpressVPN apps.

Whether you’re using uTorrent on Windows, Mac, Linux, or Android, ExpressVPN has native apps to help you torrent privately and securely.

You can also install a VPN on your wireless router to get all the benefits of VPN on every device in your home.

uTorrent VPN FAQ

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* ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and uTorrent Terms of Use for more details.

Why choose ExpressVPN?

Unlimited bandwidth

Browse and download as much as you want. No data limits, no bandwidth caps.

Dedicated support

The ExpressVPN Support Team is available around the clock via live chat and email.

Lightning-fast speeds

Get ultra-fast speeds and minimal buffering. Run the VPN Speed Test and see for yourself.

30-day money-back guarantee

If you aren’t satisfied using uTorrent with ExpressVPN, get a full refund within 30 days.

Secure your Wi-Fi connection

Go online from Wi-Fi hotspots without being tracked or monitored.

Use any device

With VPN apps for all your devices, you can browse from your desk, couch, or bus seat.


Trial a risk-free VPN for uTorrent

You’re only a click away from torrenting privately and securely with ExpressVPN.

Get a full refund within 30 days, if you’re not completely satisfied.