I need to download some files which are distributed as a torrent. The files aren't pirated / restricted so i dont need to worry about a VPN.
My main concern is securing my computer when downloading the files. Im using a macbook pro running 10.10.5 (all latest patches). Ive also got Avast mac anti virus (free) installed.
My current workflow is : add torrent to transmit (torrent client), set download location to a custom folder, once download is complete run an Avast custom scan on the download location folder. If scan comes back with no results i open the file as normal.
Is there anything else i can do to increase the security of my computer from Viruses, malware and other unwanted issues when downloading torrents ?