How to Hide Apps and Games in Android?

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There are more idiots in this planet, than you can imagine. Some are just idiots, and some are imbeciles. They take your phone, start playing Angry Birds or Subway Surfer. And drown your battery level to death. Sometimes it seems like their primary aim in life is to grab your mobile and eat your phone's charge. Since that you can do nothing about their stupidity, a better solution will be to hide some specific games or apps. 

But unfortunately not all android phones allow hiding apps by default.  So we’re gonna need third party apps for that. One such app is Nova Launcher. It’s an awesome launcher with amazing customization and flexibility. And you can also use it to hide apps and games from the app drawer without root.

So let’s have a look at how we can hide apps and games in an android phone.

Step 1.

At first head over to this link and install Nova Launcher. It’s completely free in PlayStore. However, you've gotta pay $4.99 to buy the prime version. After installation, check step 2.

Step 2.

Open Nova Launcher. Customize it any way you want. Make it your default launcher. To do that press the home key, select Nova Launcher and hit Always.

Step 3.

Now go to Nova Settings. For that, in the home screen, press the option button and from the list select Nova Settings. Then go to the Drawer option. Now scroll down until you find an option named Hide Apps. And proceed to step 4.

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Step 4.

Press on Hide Apps. And a bunch of apps will appear. Amongst them select the apps you want to hide. Press home or back button, when you’re done. That's it.

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To Unhide the Apps and Games.

If you wish to unhide the apps or games, follow the same path you used to hide, i.e. Nova Settings > Drawer > Hide Apps. And then untick the selected apps. You're done.


Most of the third party launchers come with this app-hiding option. So if you don't wanna use Nova, you can search for something else in the Play Store. The procedure is pretty much same for all other launchers. Yet, if you face any trouble hiding apps, comment below, we'll get back to you soon.

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Landing Page Optimization: Killer title will go a long way

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When it comes to the issue of online marketing, there is one notion that is more underrated yet at the same time more cost-effective than anything else. We are of course talking about the notion of landing page. A landing page is most often a standalone page, connected or unconnected to your main site with the purpose of promoting your business. Still, its success depends on your ability to optimize it properly.

Why does the landing page matter?

Well, the answer to this question is really an easy one, first things first, as we mentioned before, there is nothing as cost-effective as a well-organized and optimized landing page. The most serious investment that you have here is to put some time aside to do it carefully and gain enough knowledge and skill to compose your landing page successfully.

Because this way, instead of chasing after your target population, your plan is to make them follow you, landing page is also one of the most efficient and most sophisticated means of inbound marketing. Unlike traditional outbound marketing, such as TV and radio advertisements or spam materials, where you go around chasing attention, inbound marketing offers you a more subtle and even more effective way to reach your business goals. Following article can help you do some optimization on yourself, but if in doubt the best way to meet perfection is by turning to professional digital agencies.

Make your headlines count.

The sad truth is that although making good landing page writing takes time and effort, the most recent statistics show that over 80% people read only the title of the work. Although many may find this a bit unfortunate, things are what they are and you simply need to find the way to adapt. If what most people read is just a title than it is more than obvious that you need to make your title count.

Still, although by this statistics 20% people actually read the page even some of them tend to just skim so you also need to make all your sub-headlines simple, brief, catchy and relevant to the reader as well. This reader is of course an ideal representative of your target demographic. In order to learn how to do this with most success it might even be a good idea for you to enlist on a business writing course thus ensuring that all your work will not be in vain and that your message will surely hit the center of the target.

Appealing content

Now, your content needs to have three main properties in order to be a good material for an optimized landing page. First of all, your content needs to be relevant to the topic at hand and to the interest of your readers, which we already discussed. Next, thing about your content is that it needs to be keyword focused. Which further means that you should also be concerned with finding the right focus keyword.

Last but not the least. You should always try to make your content visually appealing. This means first, that, since most people tend to just skim through it, you should keep its appearance well organized. Divide it into segments, paragraphs 4-5 lines long, and further enhance this segmentation with the aforementioned well-crafted sub-headlines. This way, your landing page is far more likely to attract its readers and this is yet another case in which a killer title(s) go a long way.

As centuries ago Plato said about his best student Aristotle, one is better than thousand if he is the best. Why make two pages to do the job that one could easily perform. One sound and well-constructed landing page can sometimes do more good to you than an entire campaign. And although we mentioned the phrase twice already, the notion of cost-effectiveness here gains a completely new dimension.

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This article was written by Marcus Jensen. Marcus is an Australian IT support professional, working with companies that outsource their IT maintenance. He writes for technivorz blog. He’s SF and gaming fan, and has actually seen Star Wars 44 times.

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How to get backlinks: The Ultimate Guide!

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When any search engines, say, Google crawls yours site, it scans your site depending upon many ranking factors, as per written in its algorithm. Backlink is one of the major factors amongst them. The basic rule is pretty clear – the more backlinks your site has, the higher it will rank in search results. So to gain higher position in SERP (Search Engine Results Page), you’ve gotta understand what backlink is, how it works & how to get backlinks to your blog, so that you can stand out in this heavy crowd.

So let’s get started.

What is a Backlink?

Backlink as its name suggests itself, is a link thrown back to your blog. Let’s make it simpler. Suppose our friend Harry has a website. Now I asked him to put a link, say, in his site. And also I took him to the local restaurant and fed him tuna-salad to make sure he does so. And when he puts the link in his site, I receive a backlink. Tada.

Why are backlinks so important?

As I said earlier search engines like Google or Bing crawls the web and count the number of backlinks your website has (i.e. how many links are coming to your site). These search engines have a pretty simple brain. They believe that, the more backlinks a site has, the more wealthy content it contains. And the more wealthy content always ranks higher in the search results page. It works something like this. Google crawls the site, it observes the link and thinks –

“Oh look, a backlink to, it must be a very informative and awesome site, let’s rank it higher”.

Hence, to appear in SERP, and therefore receive more organic traffic you have to get backlinks. Obviously there are other factors involved, but hey, this is the easiest explanation for a beginner.

Cool. So are all backlinks good?

Unfortunately, no. Not all backlinks are good. There are some things you must consider before grabbing a backlink.

I. Basically backlinks are of two types, namely – Dofollow and Nofollow. If you’re a coding junky, you might be acknowledged with these terms. And in case you’re not into those cluttering lines of codes, just remember that when Google notices a dofollow link, it visits it and crawls it as well. As a matter of fact Google only considers dofollow links as backlinks. When it finds the property nofollow in a link, it skips it. So you must AVOID nofollow backlinks and go for dofollow ones. To identify whether a link is dofollow or nofollow, check out this quicky.

II. Another thing you need to look out for is PageRank. It’s kind of ranking measure of a website. Or in a geek’s words, it’s an algorithm to rank a site.  And it’s measured in a scale of 0 to 10. The higher its PageRank is, the worthier that site is. And hence the worthier it is to grab a link from. Suppose your site gets a link from, your site will automatically go higher in rankings because the site has a PageRank of 8. So always try to get backlinks from higher PageRank. Take a look at this quicky, to learn how to check PageRank of a site.
  • Here’s a fun fact: Did you know that PageRank was named after Google’s co-founder Larry Page? Umm, how convenient.

III. Suppose you have a site about how to cook Tuna Fish Cake in various ways. And your friend, Angela has a blog about Stock Exchange stuffs. Now if you ask her to give you a link back in exchange of two pieces of Tuna Fish Cake, she would surely put a link in her blog. But, will this help you rank better in serp? No! All your energy, money and sweat making that Tuna Fish Cake will be wasted. Because, search engines only care if your backlinks are coming from a relevant site. A backlink from a travelling website will value zero for a technology and gadgets website. So make sure that the backlinks you’re getting are coming from a website with the same niche of yours.

IV. Another thing that you should check out while building backlinks is the Alexa rank. The link donator should have an Alexa ranking far less than yours. Yep, you heard it. The less Alexa rank a site has, the better it is. Learn how to check Alexa Rank.

So this is how you chose which backlinks you should grab, and which you should let go.

Okay, gotcha. But how the heck do I build backlinks?

Million dollar question. Everyone knows backlinks are important, nothing new in that. What we need to know is how to get them. Just hit Google and there are hundreds if not thousand techniques of building backlinks. But only few of them works in the real world. So how to filter out which one works and which doesn’t?

Well, sit back and relax.  I’ve sorted out the best ways to get backlinks to your blog. Did I mention that it’s gonna be as super-easy as crafting your first blog post? So let the brainstorming begin.

1.  Creating Awesome Content:

This is the most original process of link building. Go craft an epic post, say, a 1700 words article on PHP basics. If the post is superclass, it will naturally get links from various other sites. Suppose Katy is writing an article on ‘How to connect a PHP page to database’. If she hasn’t previously written about PHP basics on her site, she would surely like to link back to a post on PHP basics from any other source. So if she finds your blog post, she’ll surely link to your post. And in case she doesn’t, you have to find her and suggest that “you have an article on xyz topic that she might be interested to check out and link back in her article, if possible”.

2. Submit Guest Posts to Other Blogs:

Another awesome way to gain Do-follow backlinks is by guest posting. Thousands of blogs out there accept guest posts. List a few of them. Now contact one of them saying that you wanna publish a guest post in their blog. Most of the blogs provide you 1 to 2 do-follow backlinks for writing a 700 word article. But make sure to ask them and format your article as per as their instruction.
  • Awesome Fact: Did you know that there’s a super-fantastic blog called and it accepts guest posts

3. Make use of sites like Yahoo Answers:

There are millions of people looking for solutions in sites like Yahoo Answers, Quora etc. Register there and start finding problems which you’ve already discussed in your blog or website. Now answer them mentioning the solution and refer your blog post as source.

Make sure you DO NO SPAM those sites. Always keep in mind that these websites are created to help people, not for building backlinks. So go out there and help people selflessly.

4. Comment on blogs:

Commenting on blogs can get you some handy backlinks. The links won’t worth a lot, but yeah, it can surely help you to increase your ranking in SERP’s. To do so, find blogs which give you do-follow backlinks when you comment on their articles. While commenting make sure to read the whole article and craft a meaningful & valuable comment. If in an article about NASA’s new alien searching project, you comment about the beautiful weather of Florida, your comment will hardly get approved. So take care of what you write.

5. Exploit the Social Media:

Social Media is not only the best place to promote yourself, but it also gives you a platform to showcase your portfolio. No matter what site it is, be that Facebook or Twitter or Linkedin, you get a space in your profile, where you can put a link to your website.  And all of these sites have great Page Ranks and amazing domain authority. So exploit these social profiles.
Here’s a list of social sites that you can utilize to get backlinks:

  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Google+
  4. Instagram
  5. Linkedin
  6. Stumbleupon
  7. YouTube
  8. Digg
  9. Pinterest
  10. Reddit
  11. Hubpages
  12. Foursquare

This is by far the easiest way to build backlinks. So be sure you register in all the places and put a link in your profile page. But do not spam these sites by posting your links everywhere and just blowing up the taste. Keep it low.

6. Broken Link Building:

Look out for the websites which were shutdown recently. Now check out their incoming links by any backlink checker tools like ahrefs or any other site explorer. Then go to those sites and find a way to contact the authority to inform them about the broken link and ask them to replace the link with yours instead. With this technique, if you’re lucky enough, you may even get some .edu backlinks as well.

7. Blogging Comunities:

There are plenty of blogging community sites to promote your blog post for free! So it’s a great opportunity to grab some good backlinks on the go.

Blogengage, BizSugar, DoSplash, Kingged, Indiblogger etc. are a few of the most popular blogging communities.

8. Review Popular Products:

Write reviews of top products belonging to your own niche and ask them to add a link to that post in their official website. While not all the companies will respond you, some might do. So it’s a great way to get backlinks from higher authority sites.

9. Create Infographics:

A picture is worth a thousand words. An infrographic is often full of information and is shared a lot. So create an infographic, put it on your own post. And mention that this infographic is reusable with credit. In the credit put your blog’s link. This will bring you some good amount of backlinks.

On the other hand, rather than putting it in autopilot mode, you can change the gears yourself too. Find a blog post that relate to your inforgraphic and contact the author asking him or her to put your infographic in that blog post. Sites like, piktochart lets you create your own infographics for free.

You can also do the same for any images or videos that relate to a blog post in a popular website or blog.

Things to Avoid:

  1. Buying Backlinks. Never ever buy backlinks from sites like Fiverr or anywhere. Google hates it.

  2. Link exchange. Don’t exchange links with your friends or anyone. This will have a negative effect on your search ranking. And also avoid getting links through blogrolls. That thing doesn’t work anymore.

  3. Spamming. Do not spam by over-commenting on a blog or posting too much links on social media or by any means. Everyone hates it.

  4. Building low quality links. Try to avoid links having lower pr and higher alexa rank than you.

  5. Irrelevant links. As I said earlier, it’s useless to get links from a website that doesn’t belong to your niche. Complete waste of time.

Last Words,

Building links is an essential part of blogging. Not only it boosts your SEO, but it also helps generating traffic from various sources. Sometimes, it’s easy and sometimes it can be pain in the butt. So don’t give up. Try to follow these techniques and keep building backlinks.

Have some new techniques? Strech your fingers and comment out loud..!!

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This article was written by Niladri Chatterjee, a sexy, handsome and talented author. By characteristics, he is narcissist and superlazy. Inspite of being so lazy, he founded this blog (a real inspiration for the lazy persons). You can follow him in Twitter (@TheOnlyNiladri), Facebook or Instagram (@talentedbanda).

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How to Add a Recycle Bin in Your Android Phone or Tablet?

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Ever deleted any files mistakenly and wondered, wish you had a recycle bin in your android phone? Well, let’s make your wish come true.

Recycle bin is one of the most exciting features of windows PC. In case you don’t know what a recycle bin is, let me tell you. It’s a kind of dust-bin of your computer. Whenever you delete a file, say a video song, it doesn’t permanently vanish from your computer. It still remains in the dust-bin, i.e. in the recycle bin. And later if you change your mind, you can restore (undelete) it easily.

Now that’s a cool feature of computers. But what happens when you delete a file in your favorite android device? There is no recycle bin like computers in android phone or tablet. So when you delete some files, they get erased, forever.  Worst thing is when you delete some of your rare, favorite file(s) accidently!  That crappy – ‘What-did-I-do’ feeling is very common amongst smartphone users.

So what to do? Well, relax, chill down your jaw. We have something awesome for ya. In this article, I’m gonna tell you how to add a recycle bin in your android system which will help you to restore back accidently deleted videos, songs or any other files.

So how to do that?

Since that we don’t have that feature in our devices in-built (not even hidden), we can’t really do some magical stuffs and unlock it. Pretty obviously we’re gonna use some third party app. But, there are plenty of apps that can help you to add a bin to your phone. Just search on Playstore with the term - ‘Recycle Bin’ and more than a dozen of apps will appear. So to be sure whether the app works or not, you’ve gotta install them one by one and test. Kind of frustrating, isn’t it?

Okay, so let’s automate your job a little bit. After testing few of the apps appearing at the top of the results, I’ve sorted out the best of them.

Dumpster. One of the best file restoration apps available on android market. And the most pleasing fact is that it doesn’t really require root permission. So even un-rooted users will be able to utilize this tool.

Now let’s have a look at how to setup this app and use it to restore deleted files.

1. At first install the app from Playstore, and open it. After opening it, accept the terms and conditions, when prompted.

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2. Next, a page willl open asking you to select your desired file types. These are the file types that the app will keep track on, and will be able to restore back when deleted. There are several other options in that page, such as auto-clean, lockscreen etc. You can enable them if you wish. And if your device is rooted you can also switch on the root access (this will help the app work better). After the selection is done, click Next.

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3. Your job is done. Now sit back and wait for the accidental deletion or to see whether it works or not you can run a sample test. Simply delete any useless file (should be amongst the file types you chose previously).

4. Now open the Dumpster app. There you’ll notice a list of deleted items. Choose any item and click on it. Then simply press Restore. The file’s now successfully restored to its previous location. You can go to the folder and check whether the file is there or not.

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So that’s how you can easily add a recycle bin feature in your android device using a simple third party app. Besides Dumpster, there are several other amazing apps, try them out and tell us which one works best for you. And if you face any problem restoring your files, you can comment below, we’ll reply you as soon as possible. Till then, goodbye.

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This article was written by Niladri Chatterjee, a sexy, handsome and talented author. By characteristics, he is narcissist and superlazy. Inspite of being so lazy, he founded this blog (a real inspiration for the lazy persons). You can follow him in Twitter (@TheOnlyNiladri), Facebook or Instagram (@talentedbanda).

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The 7 Deadliest Computer Viruses of All Time!

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Without a doubt, the digital realm controls the physical realm of our world today. GPS satellites and systems control many technologies we take for granted, the planet’s finances are governed, monitored, and managed by computer systems, and communications technologies allow governments, corporations, organizations, and individuals to acquire and transfer information infinitely faster than could ever have been imagined only a few hundred years ago. Over time our physical security has improved immensely, security systems such as Pro-Vigil and other video surveillance or bodyguard companies through technology.  However, with these incredible technological gains we’ve realized to exponentially raise our standards of living, and alongside developed enormous risks to these systems over the years. In the world we live in today, digital security takes on a role just as prominent, if not even more so, than physical security. Past digital vulnerabilities have had the opportunity to wreak havoc and create huge problems for users, businesses, and governments.

Read on to see what the seven most famous and devastating computer viruses of all time were and what kind of damage they caused in teaching the valuable lesson of the importance of digital security.


The Melissa virus was unleashed on the world in the spring of 1999 and marked one of the first serious, rapidly spreading viruses among PC users. The virus embedded itself within a word document placed in an email sent to victims with only a cryptic note stating, “Here is that document you asked for, don't show it to anybody else.” After opening the document, the virus would spread by sending out a similar email to the top 50 people in the victim’s address book. The creator, Dan Smith, served a 20-month jail sentence and was forbidden from accessing computer networks without court permission.


Similar to the Melissa virus, the infamous ILOVEYOU worm initially began by sending itself through email, enticing victims to open up a love letter from a secret admirer. Once the document within the email was opened, the virus would replicate itself, add new files, and hide amongst many different files within the user’s computer. It also sent personal information and passwords to the creator of the virus, who is suspected to have been Onel de Guzman of the Philippines, although he was never officially charged for any crimes.

Code Red and Code Red II

The malicious Code Red and Code Red II viruses came on the scene in the summer of 2001. They both operated through Windows Operating Systems’ vulnerabilities. Code Red utilized a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) on the White House by pointing users whose computers were infected and who were trying to access the web to White House Servers, crashing them and rendering access impossible. As for Code Red II, this virus created backdoor access for hackers, allowing complete control over user’s computers and open access to sensitive data and personal information.


Nimda (admin spelled backwards) was another virus that popped up in 2001. This virus spread not just over email, but through the internet as well. At the time, it was considered to be the fastest spreading virus ever, taking only 22 minutes to become one of the most frequently reported attacks. The virus slowed internet traffic to a crawl and allowed hackers backdoor access to users’ operating systems similar to Code Red II.

SQL Slammer/Sapphire

SQL Slammer, also known as Sapphire, brought down major systems and caused chaos in a way that was never before seen in January 2003. The virus spread across the internet and affected web servers with major vulnerabilities, bringing down Bank of America ATMs, Continental Airlines ticketing services, and even emergency 911 services in the city of Seattle. The estimated damages were on the order of $1 billion.


MyDoom was a worm that began to spread in early February of 2004 with a DDoS attack perpetrated through operating system vulnerabilities. However, by mid-February the virus stopped distributing itself, although it still maintained backdoor access to user’s computers. It even caused search engines like Google to run slower later in the year when it carried out massive searches of email addresses found on user’s computers in another attempt to replicate itself.

Sasser and Netsky

Sasser and Netsky were two different viruses, but they were both created by the same individual – a German teenager named Sven Jaschan. The Sasser virus infected computers through Microsoft Windows, spread quickly by searching for other vulnerable systems, and even made it hard for victims to shut down their computers. Netsky on the other hand spread through email with a malicious file attachment and caused Denial of Service (DoS) attacks all over the internet.

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5 Reasons to Buy Your Next Smartphone Online!

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Our lives revolve around one device and one device only- our mobiles. The first thing we do instinctively when we wake up is to check our phone- whether it’s to check the time, Whatsapp messages or Facebook updates- it’s the first thing we reach for. Similarly at night, we can’t sleep till we haven’t “Facetimed” with our loved ones and haven’t sent some corny jokes on our favourite chat groups.

It’s a vicious cycle when it comes to smartphones. Even if we acquire the latest model, that happiness doesn’t last for too long, because sure enough someone will trump us with a better model and once again we go back to finding our phones useless and scout around for the next better thing. The human mind can truly never be satisfied!

Online shopping has really taken off in a big way in India. With internet penetration reaching almost 300 million, a third of this population is hooked on to online shopping showing no signs of stopping.

If you’re looking for a new mobile phone because your current phone feels out-dated, here are a few reasons why you should buy your next mobile online:

1. Convenience

 Remember the time you visited 5-6 stores in the scorching heat to find the latest mobiles? You’d visit a different store for Samsung… then LG… then Sony… then Microsoft… shortlist a few phones…then go back to the previous store to compare the features again just to be sure…which would again confuse you as to which one is better…and in the end only to end up empty handed full of doubts.

You no longer have to go through such an arduous journey anymore. Online retailers feature products from your favourite brands under one roof- just switch tabs to compare features and specifications of different phones and zero in on the one you want to bring home.


The most disappointing part of buying a phone through shops was after you’d made up your mind with much deliberation and you finally took the plunge to buy your favourite phone- only to be told it’s out of stock or it’s not available.

When you shop online you have so much variety that you can easily find many options to choose from be it a phone that was launched in 2012 or a phone which was launched last week. You never run out of variety to satiate your never ending hunger for the latest technology.

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Better Price

This is one of the biggest advantages why you should buy your phone online. With a host of e-tailers trying to grab your attention, they are at a constant price battle in which the ultimate winner is you. Now compare prices of your favourite model of smartphone across retailers like Flipkart, Amazon, Ebay and buy it at the best deal possible. What makes this even more attractive is the presence of Cashback websites like which not only give you discounts but also cash back into your pockets.

Lesser Traps

It is not uncommon that when we leave the house we have an idea of what we want to buy but when we enter physical stores, the salesmen lure us into buying something else with their sugar coated talk which we naively believe. There are no such traps on online websites which show purely give us information on our favourite phones and the deals that are currently running and leave it to us to make the choice.

Online Services

Buying a phone is one part of the spectrum. What really makes the phone so addictive is the internet and telecom services. We would hardly have any use for our phones if we had no talk time money or no internet connectivity. Never have to worry about running out of balance or for your data pack to expire with on the go recharge options which keep your service and entertainment flowing nonstop 24/7.

It is next to impossible to imagine our life without the presence of online retailers who have given a new age twist to all our shopping needs bringing us the best deals and never ending varieties which can keep us occupied for hours.

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Neha Choudhary has a penchant for writing and is also a tech expert. Check out what’s new in technology and get your hands on the latest gadget by using Freecharge Coupons available on Choudhary covers issues relating to technology and business and has created a reputation for writing articles and new about the latest technological trends and developments happening around the world. She has about 4 years of experience writing for the tech sector.

5 Ways to Stay Safe on Torrent Sites!

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Torrenting isn’t as safe and easy as it once was. Not only are there more legal repercussions today, but plenty more safety and security issues including viruses, malware, and invasions of privacy. It is absolutely necessary to take precautions when downloading torrents. It may take a little time and research, but it is highly beneficial in the long run. So here are 5 of the best ways to stay safe and out of trouble when downloading torrents. 

1. Use a VPN

Torrents are an easy and inexpensive way to share and acquire everything from software to music. However, when downloading torrents, any user that has downloaded the same torrent as you can see that you are downloading, or have downloaded the torrent content. While this may not be a problem in some situations, as you may know, many torrents provide content that is illegal to download. A virtual private network (VPN) service can help you avoid a torrent being linked to you, and keep you out of trouble. Basically, a VPN will create an encryption that will make it so no one can see what is passing through your internet tunnel. No one will be able to trace who downloaded a torrent when you use a VPN. This link will help you find a VPN that is best for your torrenting needs.

2. Check Torrent Feedback

Before downloading a torrent, check the feedback given by others. If you continually see only negative comments on a torrent, then you should not download it. It’s kind of like shopping. If you are going to buy a vacuum, do you buy the vacuum with poor ratings, and comments that say “the vacuum destroyed everything”? I think not! Just like there are some horrible products one can purchase on Amazon, there are some torrents you simply should not download (no matter how badly you want it).

3. Seedboxes

Seedboxes, a favorite tool of many torrent downloaders, are remote servers that not only do the downloading for you, but does not share your IP address with the public since you are on a separate server.  Since another IP address does the downloading for you, it makes it much more challenging to track the torrent download back to you.

Seedboxes also provide incredibly fast downloads, and when I say fast, I mean fast! Depending on the speed of your internet connection, whole TV series can be downloaded in less than 6 minutes. This may not go into the safety category, but who doesn’t want a speedy torrent download. (Gee…I really wish this torrent would take longer to download…said no one EVER!).  GreyCoder provides information on where to find the best seedboxes of 2015 to help you get started.

4. Updated Anti-virus and Internet Security Software

Ensuring that you have quality and updated anti-virus and security software is not only important for torrenting, but important for everyone to have on their home computers and laptops. There are many ways to become infected with a virus and/or malware, but downloading torrents will make you much more vulnerable. It is not hard to update your security software, but it can be very challenging to get rid of any virus or malware. If you want to increase the quality of security software, look up antivirus software reviews online to find the best options.

5. Avoid Downloading Torrents

This may not be what you want to hear, but the best way to stay safe when downloading torrents is to not download them at all. Unless you live in Switzerland, downloading copyrighted works such as movies and music is illegal. Although it may be challenging to resist downloading and binge watching the entire series of Silicon Valley (not that I ever did anything like that), it may be easier and safer to find a friend with an HBO account.

However, torrents are of course not just for illegal downloads. There are many great legal uses for torrents, but it is still important to take security measures when using torrents for things such as downloading Linux ISOs. By taking the safety precautions previously mentioned, you should be on your way to a safe, smooth, and fast experience on torrents.

Author: The article was written by Caroline. She is a technology enthusiast and blogger. She loves anything to do with technology and gadgets but her main passion is internet security. Caroline is originally from the UK but now lives in the US where she works as a Network Manager and also writes for

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