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So lately I've been gettings several content warnings from my ISP, even though I've always turned my vpn on before starting up any torrenting client. I even have Torguard set up to close the torrenting client on shutdown, although I'll typically close the torrent client before disconnecting the vpn. What could I be doing wrong? My go-to torrent client is qbittorrent, if it makes any difference.

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Not to thread jack(since this is relevant to the manner at hand), just ensuring that using a site like dnsleaktest and getting a result like this is enough to confirm that there are no DNS leaks?

 

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22 minutes ago, Dom1no said:

The test results from your picture indicate no leaks , i guess it all depends how thorough you want to be. By changing the DNS in your Adapter or Router or both can obviously increase security by adding a fallback*. It ensures that if something glitches or whatever that no leaks will happen due to having it set in different spots.

It all comes down to how important your privacy/security is to you and if its important then it is good to have fallbacks be it DNS setup on router/Adapter or socks5 inside your torrent client or all of the above setting more things up properly increases security and lessens the chance of something going wrong. I personally choose to do All of the above that way i can be 100% secure.

Good to know, thanks for the info. Does the option in TG "Block outside DNS" handle this as well? So if there somehow is a potential leak, TG prevents the use of other DNS servers so network connectivity would effectively stall for that moment? Also, do you recommend a specific DNS server to choose in TG? I've always had it set to "Pushed DNS" but wondered if I'd be better off with Adblocking.

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On 2/23/2021 at 6:48 PM, Dom1no said:

When using a VPN for torrenting it needs to be configured securely by setting everything up right, 

Most people accidentally use their ISP DNS which leads to your real IP leaking and getting Notices. You can change your DNS in either your Router* or your wifi/Ethernet Adapter* or in the Torguard Client* >>> I personally change DNS settings in all 3 spots to ensure No leaks.

Inside the Torguard client in the settings there are also things to setup which if not setup properly can lead to leaks* here is a picture of mine for an example.

Like you mentioned above you need to make sure the VPN is running before* you launch your torrent client but you mentioned above you set yours up to close your client upon disconnecting from the vpn which is not the best choice in my opinion ,, I personally make sure torrents are stopped/paused then i close the torrent client.... then after waiting a few seconds for peers to disconnect in the torrent client you can disconnect from the VPN.

You may also wana consider setting up socks5 inside your torrent client for a second layer of defense. I use socks5 in the torrent client and run VPN "wireguard" on my desktop to ensure no leaks. Make sure if you setup socks5 to set it up properly otherwise it will leak your ip, google has 100's of guides.

Keep in mind if you need any help you can open a support ticket and support are usually pretty fast to respond and help :)

 

By the socks5, are you talking about the torguard proxy that you have to subscribe to seperately? Also, I know that it's better to shut down the torrent client before disconnecting from the VPN; I just have the app kill set up in case anything goes wrong with the torguard program itself, like if I was forced to kill it from Task Manager or something.

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