You can use HMA for torrents, but only on selected servers. As a result they are not the fastest VPN service if you want to use it primarily for torrenting.
That said, torrenting is allowed, and you can ensure that you download with complete security and anonymity.
Don’t let AVG’s HideMyAss VPN, with its trendy and colorful flat design, fool you. With over 880 VPN servers in over 190 countries, the service is anything but flat, allowing you to hide your e-tracks speedily and consistently, all at a total bargain. Whether you’re in Europe, North America, Asia, or Central America, HideMyAss’s extensive server network ensures that your connection is not only secure and unobscured but fast and reliable as well.
Speed and consistency are key features for users considering a VPN, but as anyone who’s ever used a free one knows, speed and consistency are but myths. It’s hard to blame free services like Hotspot Shield for lagging behind – the service is free, although the infrastructure behind it is everything but; which makes HideMyAss’s sweet pricetag all the more asstastic.
Although HideMyAss’s logging policy states that the network does, in fact, keep data logs, it is important to mention that these logs are for diagnostic purposes only, meaning they record your connect/disconnect activities as well as bandwidth usage – not the websites you’ve visited nor the data that’s been transferred! Without getting too technical, it simply means your internet service provider (ISP) won’t know what you’ve downloaded or streamed, nor whom you’ve emailed or the content of your correspondence.
And if you’re going “wow, that’s great!”, it’s important to mention it’ll also appear - to whoever is seeking to potentially spy on you - as if you’re in, say, a Parisian cafe, when really you’re at home – wherever that may be! It’s hard not to be aware of the hold governments and their affiliated agencies have on the world-wide web, so a VPN, while daunting to some, will be as essential as the web-browser.
Another great feature HMA provides is a fast file uploading service, allowing you to share large files for free. Best of all, this service bypasses regular email providers and ftp websites. When I tried using it, uploading was fast and, best of all, I remained anonymous thanks to the security protocols and VPN tunnel.