Find free-to-use, reliable, secure (HTTPS), non-spammy web proxies and mirrors for popular filesharing and torrent sites facing censorship.
|The Pirate Bay||🔗||One. Two. Three. Four. Five.||TPB mirrors updated (May 2019). Many mirrors of all types are now being blocked by ISPs.|
|EZTV||🔗||One. Two.||There was a hostile takeover of EZTV in April 2015; a new group controls the EZTV sites and brand.|
|KickAssTorrents||🔗||One. Two.||KickAssTorrents was taken down; mirrors are for clones.|
|Torrentz2||🔗||One.||The original Torrentz closed in Aug 2016; Torrentz2 is a clone.|
|SciHub||🔗||One. Two. Three.||Changing often. There is also an insecure (HTTP) mirror.|
|🔗||None.||ExtraTorrent closed in May 2017; any clones are likely scams!|
|🔗||One.||TParser closed in January 2019; the domain name expired. A mirror is available.|
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 certificates.
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. It has reliable speeds, servers in many countries, doesn't store any logs, and is very easy to begin using. You can compare many other VPNs available. 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.