Adele Polite – Unfortunately, not all VPNs are very BitTorrent-friendly. In fact, some explicitly prohibit the use of file sharing software. BTGuard VPN, in contrast, is especially advertised for torrenting. It is from the same company that sells a BitTorrent SOCKS5 proxy. Read my friend’s review of BTGuard VPN. A virtual private network, VPN, extends a private network and the resources contained in the network across public networks like the internet.