Unlike downloading files in your browser, BitTorrent downloads usually require a separate program, called a torrent client, to collect that sweet, sweet data. But with so many customers out there, it can be a little overwhelming to use one.
We have everything for you. These days most torrent clients are quite similar in functions. The biggest differences come from the interface – that is, the appearance and organization of the main window – and minor oddities that affect specific setups. As such, it is difficult to recommend one customer to everyone because one person can have great experiences with a particular customer, while the other has a minor complaint that they simply cannot ignore. So if you are just starting out, don't worry too much – just choose one and try it out. As you get deeper and deeper into BitTorrent technology, you may need to experiment a bit to find out which one is the most fun with your installation.
Also, keep in mind that no matter which torrent client you use, you want a reliable VPN to keep your activity hidden from prying eyes, especially if it's not completely legitimate. Note that PCMag does not accept piracy, for which BitTorrent is often used. If you use BitTorrent for nefarious purposes, you do so at your own risk. In addition to a VPN, you must also use a good malware scanner to ensure that you do not download anything nasty things. For more BitTorrent tips, view our introduction to using BitTorrent.