Torrents are the best way to download files over the Internet. Downloading files using torrents is different from normal downloads from websites. However, all you need is a torrent client and the torrent. In this blog post, I will explain how to download files using torrents. Most of you may already know how to download files using torrents. However, if you are new to this whole thing, I hope that this may be helpful in getting you started.
Step 1: Download and install a good torrent client. I recommend uTorrent because it is small and lightweight. BitTorrent and Azureus are other good clients.
Step 2: Download the torrent file from any of the various torrent websites. Some of the popular torrent websites are ThePirateBay and Torrentz.eu. You can also use Google to locate other torrent websites. However, be careful with what you download because may torrent sites contain malware which can infect your computer.
Step 3: Save the torrent file to your computer and open it in the client by double clicking on it. Some torrents can also be downloaded using magnet links. When you click on the magnet link, your torrent client will automatically open.
Step 4: Save the download file on your computer and start the download. I save my files on my desktop because it is easy to find. You can do the same. However, you can also save the downloaded file anywhere you want.
Step 5: Wait for the download to finish. Once the file is fully downloaded, scan the file with your antivirus. Open the file only after you know for sure that it is clean.
Step 6: Keep seeding the file for sometime, so that others can also download the file. However, this is optional. If you have a limited Internet connection, you can remove the torrent once the download is complete.
Always scan the file before opening it. Many downloads contain malware such as viruses and trojans. Also, update your antivirus with the latest virus signatures.
Be careful with what you download. It is illegal to download pirated content. If you download such content, you do so at your own risk.