UseNet’s and torrents both have been around for years in one form or another. The concept that they both use has been around since before the advent of the internet.
But you may ask yourself, what exactly is a Usenet?
In the simplest of terms, a Usenet is a private network of servers. Whereas anyone can access a torrent site (other than a couple which requires invitations) and then proceed to download or upload the content of their choice, Usenets requires you to use a special client or interface in most cases.
These can be standalone or add-ons for your browsers. Then are some that are provided free of charge whenever you sign up with a Usenet service provider, whereas other require you to buy them separately, which adds up.
I am not going to lie, Usenets are not cheap. They will cost you, but they are worth every penny.
Is Usenet safe?
Yes, it is completely safe. Unless you are downloading illegal content, which we do not condone in any way, you will be perfectly fine.
Is torrenting safe?
Not without any safeguards. In the last few years, governments all over the world have banded together to take a stand against piracy and torrents in specific. They have targeted some of the biggest names in the industry like Kickass Torrents and Pirate Bay.
If you are caught downloading torrents especially when your government and your ISP and specifically advised you otherwise, then you can be charged a fine and services can be canceled.
To stay away from situations such as these it is best you use a VPN app to protect your identity and data so no one else, not even your internet service provider can see what you are doing.
ExpressVPN is the best in the business, and that is especially true when it comes to torrents because it is tailor made for downloading torrents as it doesn’t throttle them or restrict them in any way.
Using a torrent is very easy. All you need to do is download a Bittorrent client of your choice, choose a torrent website like yify torrent, for example, start your VPN service and log in, and start downloading.
Setting up Usenet:
First, you have to select your preferred interface and download it. Then log in by using the Usenet provider’s username and password details that you received after you signed up for a Usenet server.
Then just browse the different newsgroups and find the ones you find interesting and subscribe them. This will make it much easier to find them again and if you just refresh you can clearly see all the new updates.
Currently, the best Usenet for movies is Usenetserver (click here to check them out) which has a massive library to choose from.
In the long run, especially if you are serious TV shows and movie junkie like me, you are better off signing up with a Usenet provider for some different reasons.
Mainly because you don’t need to worry about seeders and lechers with them. You can easily find anything you would normally see on torrents on UseNet’s as well and almost just as quick.
I am sure you have had this problem as well, the first thing you see whenever you search for a torrent is to see who uploaded it, and then its seeds to lecher ratio.
Because torrent sites are usually not regulated, at least most aren’t, anyone can upload anything up there. They can put in a small virus or a backdoor in any of the files and have complete access to your computer and in turn to your personal and financial information.
Then come the seeds. Normally you have to wait several hours to even days sometimes till you have enough seeders to download a full-sized movie or game.
I can’t even remember how many times I left the client running through the night, hoping to wake up to a completed download, yet it was still stuck at 36% for some reason when I woke up.
You can never be 100% sure with torrents.
But with a little bit of common sense and experience, you can easily weed out any less-than-legit torrents and find the real gems.
It just takes a bit of work and becomes second nature once you get used to it.