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    While file sharing is controversial and often accused of being "music piracy," millions of Internet users continue to share their files and download files from others, and thousands of new torrent users are added every day.

    Before starting, install reputable antivirus software on your computer to fight any viruses you may get while torrenting. Then, read the articles below in order from top to bottom. 

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    Important reminder about the legality of torrents 

    In short: not all torrents are legal and you may be reprimanded for downloading illegal content.

    There are a lot of illegal files floating around in torrents. It's important to remind yourself that just because the torrent downloads themselves are free, it doesn't mean that the torrent data you're downloading is copyright free. Some countries have laws that protect copyright holders, so they should be considered before downloading torrents.

    Not all torrents violate copyright laws; there are tons of free pictures, movies, music and documents that you can share for free with an unlimited number of people. However, it is also very easy to share and download other data as well, which could be considered illegal.

    How Torrent Works

    If you are new to torrent downloading, then you will definitely want to know about how the system works. Torrents (file.TORRENT and magnet link) are pointer files that help torrent software locate the computers of other users who share that specific file or group of files you want to download.

    With the torrent file, you can then tell the software to connect to those private computers to copy their music, movies, documents etc. On your computer.

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    Torrent software: how to use torrents

    Downloading torrents requires special software that can read the TORRENT file or magnetic link. These torrent software products also need to provide management control over download and upload speeds, priority, and cataloging.

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    Torrent programs aren't just downloadable tools that work from your desktop. You can also download torrents via your web browser so that you can access files anywhere and sometimes even stream media files without downloading them.

    You just have to download a torrent software, the most used one is called Utorrent, then go to a torrent site, search for the desired file, click on it and open it with the torrent software. Once done, the download of the torrent file begins.

    In the software settings you can decide in which folder on your computer to download torrents, by default you find them in the download folder.

    Once the file is downloaded, you can unzip it if it is a compressed file or install it directly if it is an executable file.

    Torrent download sites: where to find Torrent movies and music

    Once you understand the torrent swarm and have the right torrent software or online service needed to use torrent data, it's time to find the right pointer files that will give you the files you are looking for.

    Most torrent sites are easy enough to use because you can search their database pretty quickly or browse relevant categories, although some may be full of ads. Other torrent sites are much cleaner private communities that keep their torrent catalog.

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    Caveats: How to Spot Fake Torrent Files

    Unfortunately, there are vandals, thieves and scammers who use bogus torrent files to put malware on your computer. By disguising their nasty software as attractive movies and music downloads, these scammers try to trick you into installing their stuff.

    Some of the ways files masquerade as healthy torrents are via RAR, WAV and password protected files.

    Another is to rename a file from something seemingly harmless like videofile.mp4 to videofile.mp4.exe. Instead of an MP4 video, this particular file is an EXE file that can cause severe damage to your computer.

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