Find free-to-use, reliable, non-spammy web proxies and mirrors for popular filesharing and torrent sites facing censorship.
|The Pirate Bay||🔗||One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight.||Pirate Bay mirrors updated 18 December 2016. Many CloudFlare mirrors are now being blocked by UK/ES ISPs.|
|KickAssTorrents||🔗||One. Two.||KickAssTorrents was taken down; mirrors are for clones.|
|Torrentz2||🔗||One. Two.||The original Torrentz closed in Aug 2016; Torrentz2 is a clone.|
|TorrentHound||🔗||None.||TorrentHound closed in Sep 2016; any clones are likely scams!|
They should be! Each mirror is checked to ensure it doesn't do anything nasty, like:
However, as with any website, you click any external link at your own risk. You should use an adblocker such as uBlock Origin (Chrome, Firefox). You can use the free service VirusTotal to scan websites for malware.
Far, far too many mirrors are either spammy, or unreliable (often 404, experience server errors, etc.). Others use broken or self-signed SSL.
Use a VPN. With a VPN, your web traffic is sent through the VPN provider's servers, hiding your IP and encrypting your data. The most popular provider is PrivateInternetAccess, which costs $3.30 (£2.70) per month (if paid yearly). It has reliable speeds, servers in many countries, and is friendly and easy-to-use for the less tech literate. The other option is to use Tor, by downloading the Tor Browser Bundle. Tor can be very slow, but provides good privacy and is free.
The following countries have either court-mandated blocks for filesharing sites, or have major ISPs that block access to such sites: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom.