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Finding Publicly Tracked Torrents

guide to help people find publicly tracked torrents *(updated August 13, 2016)

First..

Be wary of publicly tracked torrents inherent insecurity!
Anyone using publicly tracked torrents should seriously consider using a VPN to mask their IP address

Using a VPN will disguise your IP address, encrypt your internet traffic and hide the fact that you are using bittorrent from anyone monitoring you (your ISP, your university, etc)

Anti-piracy monitors IP addresses in the swarms of publicly tracked torrents (The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, EZTV, YIFY, etc) in order to send DMCA/copyright infringement letters/etc to internet service providers/universities/etc

Most universities ban P2P and monitor their networks for evidence of piracy

Having repeated violations (DMCA, notification of piracy, etc) can lead to serious consequences from your ISP/university/etc (warnings, bandwidth throttling, account termination, expulsion, etc)

or.. consider switching entirely to private torrent trackers (while possibly using a seedbox to avoid bans on P2P)

Anti-piracy rarely monitor the IP addresses in the swarms of private torrent trackers

My thread on Reddit.. /how_to_avoid_antipiracycopyright_trollsetc/

More information about anti-piracy/copyright trolls/etc
eff.org/issues/copyright-trolls
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Alert_System
eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/six-strikes-copyright-alert-system-faq
torrentfreak.com/comcast-terminates-accounts-of-persistent-pirates-131002/
torrentfreak.com/att-threatens-persistent-pirates-with-account-termination-130913/
torrentfreak.com/six-strikes-anti-piracy-scheme-starts-130225/
torrentfreak.com/search/six+strikes

Second..

I recommend using one of these 4 Bittorrent Clients

Deluge

uTorrent

qBittorrent

Transmission

I do not recommend using any other clients (Vuze, BitComet, BitLord, etc)

Nearly all other clients are unstable, inefficient and/or malicious

Then..

Use a combination of these 3 steps

1) Search public torrent indexes individually

thepiratebay.org (.onion)

Example search > thepiratebay.org

extratorrent.cc

Example search > extratorrent.cc

More public torrent indexes @ /links/publicly-tracked-torrents/#indexes

2) Search a multi-search like Torrentproject.se

torrentproject.se (.onion)

Example search > torrentproject.se

metasearch.torrentproject.com

Example search > metasearch.torrentproject.com

More search engines @ /links/publicly-tracked-torrents/#searchengines

3) Search on Google (search for the name of the content + torrent)

google.com

Example search > google.com

Tips for Searching more Efficiently

1) Be as specific as possible with keywords

2) When looking for specific content, limit the keywords to the most central word(s)

3) Sort by size, date, peers (popularity)

4) Search for the content by itself and inside a large pack

5) If there are multiple releases with the same name from different years, include the year

More publicly tracked torrent search engines, indexes, trackers, etc @ /links/publicly-tracked-torrents/
  1. Reply Anonymous Jul 29,2014 4:38 am

    Awesome ..thanks

    as far as stability is concerned, you were right

    Vuze gave me a lot of problems,although visually appealing & has a lot of features
    while utorrent never gave me any major problem(only concern is Ut bought by bitorrent owned by MPAA,.. )

  2. Reply Anonymous Sep 8,2014 8:02 pm

    Great work bro .THANK FOR BEST BLOG

  3. Reply TOM Sep 14,2014 4:18 am

    Awesome info. I liked it. very useful

  4. Reply Anonymous Jan 2,2015 10:37 pm

    DO NOT use google for searches, use a non logging search engine such as duckduckgo or startpage.
    Remember google is DEFINITELY NOT your friend.

  5. Reply Anonymous Apr 24,2015 9:51 am

    Tixati is a great torrent client I would recommend

  6. Reply Anonymous Apr 16,2016 2:48 pm

    This is basically “how to use the internet in three steps”

    not very useful.

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