How to stay stealth downloading torrents

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  1. the-slick-dude, Apr 16, 2014
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  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    #2
    I have no idea why your GF continues to be your GF.
    She is clearly smarter than you... :D
    (Maybe she doesn't really care about the torrents, and just wants to stalk you (!) )
    If you really want your "privacy", then create a new user account, just for torrents. Give it a nice, strong password.
    Don't give your password to your GF!

    Lastly - if you have to use the same computer as the rest of your household, then you probably have to put up with loss of privacy.
    Get your own computer, encrypt the hard drive, give it a good password that only _you_ know.
    and solved (well - except for your other personal issues - a.n.d. the NSA :D )
     
  3. the-slick-dude, Apr 16, 2014
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  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    #4
    Hide your porn directory better.

    ~/Movies/Bob/Do/Not/Look/Here/Secret pr0n stash/ isn't very effective!
     
  5. the-slick-dude, Apr 16, 2014
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  6. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple logo (top left) - recent items?

    After you've done all the things you do to hide your torrented files, search in spotlight for the file's name to find any logs that may still be present on your hard drive.
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Why don't you ask your GF ... ?

    She's your GF, maybe she's just trying to help you with your habits?

    But, look in your Caches folders, or in Application Support folders, or look for the name of your torrent app in Preferences folders.
    You can also search for files that are newly created, or modified, when you download a torrent. There's only about 10 or so different locations that I can think of, and that depends on which torrent apps you use, the torrent download settings, and what version of OS X you have.

    Or, you could try a different "hobby" that's not so offensive to your GF (I suspect she keeps track of you because she likes you - think about that for a while :D )
     
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