Originally Posted by Shananahan
Yeah maybe. Most of the time I use that it just makes me feel paranoid.
When I use torrents now I really only do so from private trackers (which, if you really want to worry, probably aren't much safer in the long, long run)
Get Peerblock set up with some good lists. I run the TBG Threat List, Blutack Level 2, and Pedoblock (just on principle). I also run the Steam list as an "allow" so I don't need to disable PB to use Steam.
Set it to auto start and auto update with each start. Allow HTTP pass through. After that it is as unobtrusive as it gets.
I got three letters from three different content providers in the span of about five months prior to using PB. I did zero to change my downloading habits and the only problems I've had at all were my ISP complaining about exceeding their new monthly bandwidth cap of 250 GB (I downloaded 891 GB).