When you ask the question, "Will it protect me?," that question is too vague, and that's for anything. There always has to be a, "from [thing or list of things]," after the "me", and the additional question of, "And what might it expose me to that I would not be exposed to otherwise?"
There is a reason that torrent sites have the reputations that they have. What is it that you hope to obtain from these sites? [If you have no answer to that question then you have no reason to be trying them out].
They certainly don't increase your security, that's for sure. The best defense against your PC being compromised is you and your following each and every one of the recommendations in Quietman7's Best Practices for Safe Computing that apply to what you are routinely doing in cyberspace. If you follow only half of them you're probably doing much better than average in protecting yourself. You also need to understand, clearly, what is in the post What you must understand regarding computer security by the same author.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (my website address is in my profile) Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1709, Build 16299
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