Beginners Guide to Piracy

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How can I improve my privacy online?

We'd recommend checking out privacy guides like SSD and The New Oil.

I don't know what seeding or insert another term means...

You will find almost all terms related to piracy and more in The Piracy Glossary. Didn't find what you're looking for or still confused? Reach out to us via Discord.

How can I download / activate Windows or Microsoft Office for free?

For Windows check out this section, and for Microsoft Office check out this guide.

Where can I find insert game title / movie title?

You can use WhereYouWatch for finding movies, and for new movies it's a good idea to keep an eye on r/movieleaks as well. You should also be able to find most movies you're looking for in the streaming section. For games, you can use Rezi or any other site listed here, and for newly released games check out r/crackwatch.

Pirated movie releases generally happen after a movie is digitally released or released via Blu-ray / DVD, which can take 3+ months after initially playing in theaters.

Please avoid downloading games from any site listed here as they're very likely to contain malicious links.

How can I unlock insert random game title DLCs?

Use the tools listed here to unlock DLCs.

Should I install and use insert random antivirus software instead of using Windows Defender?

No, don't do that. Windows Defender is more than enough to keep you safe, but if you're still set on installing a secondary AV, the only one worth installing is Malwarebytes. Please read the note here.

Stay away from Avast, Norton, and McAfee, as these are "bloatware" and generally unsafe software.

How can I bypass a paywalled article?

Use this browser extension / filter list to read the article easily.

How can I download an image from insert stock image site?

You can use this downloader, and if it doesn't work you can find other stock image downloaders here.

Windows Piracy

Windows ISOs - Download Windows
Windows Activation - Activate Windows

Linux Piracy

Linux Distros - Download Linux Distros
Linux Gaming Guide - Piracy Guide for Linux
Torrminatorr / Kapital Sin - Download Linux Games
ani-cli - Anime Streaming Terminal

MacOS Piracy

gibMacOS - Download macOS
Torrminatorr - Download macOS Games
qBittorrent - macOS Torrent Client
Homebrew / GUI - macOS Package Manager
SpotX Bash - macOS Spotify Adblocker


Firefox / Browser Comparisons - Normal Browsers
Privacy Browsers - Privacy-Focused Browsers
Browser Extensions / Userscripts - Add features & functionality to browsers
Dark Reader - Dark mode for all sites
ReturnYoutubeDislikes - View YouTube dislikes


uBlock Origin - The most popular (and best) adblocking extension
SponsorBlock - Skip sponsored YouTube ads
Spotify Adblockers - Block Spotify ads
Twitch Adblockers - Block Twitch ads
Redirect Skippers - Bypass redirect sites

Don't run multiple general adblockers like ublock and adblock plus at the same time. Running more than one can cause breakage. This only applies to general adblockers, so running things like ublock and sponsorblock at the same time is fine.


VirusTotal - Test the safety of files
VTGuide - Virus scan results guide
Malwarebytes Premium - Antivirus software

Antivirus software is usually bloatware. Stick to trusted sources for games and software and you will be fine with nothing but Windows Defender and an occasional Malwarebytes scan. Remember to always scan software before installing it with tools like VirusTotal or use it in Sandboxie.


Privacy Guides - Privacy guides
DuckDuckGo / Mojeek - Tracker-free web search
ProtonMail - Encrypted email service
Email Privacy - Email privacy resources
Aegis / Ente - 2FA to prevent logins without user authentication
Password Managers - Save multiple passwords
HaveIBeenPwned - Get notified when your email or phone number has been found in a data breach
VPN List - VPN index

Note that a VPN is not needed outside torrenting. You can avoid the need for one altogether by sticking to direct download and streaming sites.


movie-web + Add Sources / Braflix / watch.lonelil / FBOX / Binged - Fast movie / TV streaming
HiAnime - Fast anime streaming
Dramacool - Fast Asian drama streaming
SportsSurge - Live sports streaming
Spotify / YouTube Music - Music & podcast streaming / Spotify Adblock
Streaming CSE, 2, 3, 4 - Multi-Site Search
TV CSE - Multi-site TV search
Anime Streaming CSE / 2 - Multi-site anime search
How-to Find Rare Movies - Find obscure films


LRepacks / CRACKSurl / M0nkrus - Trusted software sites
Pahe - Fast video downloads
FitGirl Repacks / Discord / SteamRIP - Game download sites
Firehawk52 - Music ripping guide
lucida / DoubleDouble - Multi-Site audio download
Soulseek or Nicotine+ - Audio download app - Deezer FLAC download
Download CSE / 2 - Multi-site download search
Video Download CSE / 2 / 3 - Multi-site video download search
Anime Download CSE - Multi-site anime download search
Game Download CSE - Multi-site game download search
Audio Download CSE / 2 / 3 - Multi-site audio download search

When using DDLs, it's generally recommended to use a download manager such as JDownloader, as they improve the ease of downloading along with the speed. You can find them listed here.


Torrenting can get you in trouble with your ISP, so make sure to use a VPN. Most VPNs offer a killswitch to prevent data leaks, but you should also bind your VPN to your client, preventing it from connecting at all unless your VPN is on.

qBittorrent / Transmission / Deluge / Remote Torrenting - Torrent clients
RuTracker / Wiki / Rules - Torrent video, audio, games, software & more / Only download from reputable users
FitGirl Repacks - Trusted game repacker
Stremio - Torrent video streaming app
Nyaa - Anime Torrents
Torrent CSE / 2 - Multi-site torrent search
Video Torrent CSE - Multi-site video torrent search
Anime Torrent CSE - Multi-site anime torrent search
Game Torrent CSE / 2 - Multi-site game torrent search
Audio Torrent CSE - Multi-site audio torrent search


Mobilism / Library Genesis / Z-Library / Annas Archive / 2 - Books, audiobooks, comics & more
Audiobook Bay - Audiobook torrents / Avoid fake DL links, use Torrents / Magnets
ReadComicsOnline - Read comics online
MangaReader - Read manga online
Reading CSE / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 - Multi-site book search
Audiobook CSE - Multi-site audiobook search
Comic CSE - Multi-site comic search
Manga CSE / 2 - Multi-site manga search
Ebook Readers - List of ebook readers

Mobile Piracy

Android AdGuard Premium / iOS AdGuard Premium - Adblocking app
Android Modded Spotify / iOS Modded Spotify - Modded Spotify
Cromite / Firefox / Kiwi - Android web browsers
Mobilism - Modded APKs
/r/ApkApps Megathread - Updated list of modded APKs / Subreddit / Discord
APKMirror - Untouched APKs
F-Droid - FOSS Android Apps
Android APK CSE / 2 / 3 - Multi-site APK search
Stremio - Video streaming app / Use VPN / Guide
Patch Reddit Clients - How To Patch 3rd Party Reddit Clients
ReVanced Manager - Ad-Free YouTube, Reddit, X etc. Patcher / Discord / Guide
Complete Jailbreak Chart - Jailbreaking info & tools

Useful Stuff

Video Players / Servers - Host & play videos
Audio Players / Servers - Host & play audio
Android Emulators - Use android apps on desktop
Hosting / Cloud Storage - Share, store & sync files
Download Managers - Manage file downloads
File Archivers - Unzip / Compress files
OpenSubtitles - Most popular subtitles site
Unsafe Sites / Software - Things we recommend avoiding

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Pub: 08 Dec 2021 04:36 UTC
Edit: 17 Jul 2024 11:29 UTC
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