How do I use qBittorrent with ExpressVPN?

Don’t download a torrent. Don’t download peer-to-peer. Don’t even think about using sites that use BitTorrent technology such as BitChute and Putlocker. If you do, you’ll give away personally identifiable information such as your personal IP address assigned to you by your ISP, cable company, DSL provider, network administrator, or cell phone company. Perhaps that’s why you’ve asked us, “How do I use qBittorrent with ExpressVPN?”

By cloaking your online activities with an anonymous, no-logs VPN such as ExpressVPN, you can hide your tracks. Sure, you’ll still give away your IP address when you download P2P, but you’ll give away ExpressVPN’s anonymous IP address, not yours. No one will know that you’ve been downloading files or streaming videos.

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How do I use qBittorrent with ExpressVPN?

NOTE: Before you EVER visit BitChute, Putlocker, or download a torrent, test your system to make sure you have anonymity.

Using ExpressVPN with qBittorrent.

qBittorrent is a popular open source torrenting app that has less questionable “baggage” than uTorrent. Here’s how to use qBittorrent with ExpressVPN.

Step 1: Install the ExpressVPN app for your device

To find downloads for your device, log into your paid ExpressVPN app. You’ll see links to practically all the apps right there on your account’s home screen.

Step 2: Enable Network Lock.

ExpressVPN’s “Network Lock” feature works like most VPN kill switches. If you lose your connection to the ExpressVPN server, your system will stop exchaning data online.

Network lock will prevent leaks of your true IP address when you loose connectivity to ExpressVPN. This is especially important when you’re downloading P2P or using apps that use torrent technology such as BitChute and Putlocker.

To enable the Network Lock feature, open the pancake menu on your ExpressVPN app and then choose “Preferences.”

Use the pancake menu to access the "Preferernces" settings for ExpressVPN app.
Choose “Preferences” from ExpressVPN’s app hamburger menu.

Next, check the “Network Lock” check box.

NOTE: You might receive a message saying that you must disconnect from ExpressVPN before you’re allowed to check the box.

Click the Network Lock checkbox to enable the feature.
Check the Network Lock box to enable ExpressVPN’s kill switch.

If you check the “Stop all internet traffic if the VPN disconnects unexpectedly” box, the “Allow access to devices on the local network” box automatically becomes check.

POWER TIP: ExpressVPN’s Network Lock feature disables the transfer of files from iPhone to Mac via AirDrop.

Step 3: Visit a torrent address test site to verify that you’re protected.

HINT: Always verify your VPN before performing any mission critical or personally sensitive online activitiy.


  • Verify that your ISP address doesn’t appear in either the “Your IP address” or “DNS Addresses” section of the test.
  • Click the “Activate” button for the “Torrent Address Detection” test.
Click the "Activate" button to start the Torrent Address Detection test.
Click the Activate button to begin the Torrent IP address detection test.
  • Click the “Add this Magnet Link” to your torrent client and wait for the results below.
Add the qBittorrent link tostart your test.
Startthe test by adding the IPLeak magnet link to qBittorrent.
  • The test torrent will load into your qBittorrent app.
Verify that qBittorrent is downloading the test torrent.
Verify that qBittorrent is downloading the IPLeak test torrent.
  • Watch the Torrent Address Detection test section for your results. If necessary, click the “Refresh” button.
You should have the same torrent IP address as your ExpressVPN address.
If your IP address and torrent IP addresses don’t match, stop. Also, if any address on the IP Leak page matches your ISP assigned IP address or DNS, *do not proceed*.

Step 4: Verify your test results

If you see your ISP-assigned IP address or DNS address anywhere on the page, *do not proceed.*

If you fail the torrent IP address, check the “Connection” area of the “Preferences” section of your qBittorrent app to make sure that you do not have a Socks5 proxy configured.

Make sure you don't have a proxy server configured for qBittorrent.
Disable your Socks5 proxy in qBittorrent.

How do I use uTorrent with ExpressVPN?

Check out ExpressVPN’s tutorial for using ExpressVPN with the uTorrent app:

Use ExpressVPN with uTorrent.
Using ExpressVPN with uTorrent.

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