24 July 2009


As of July 20, 2009, the most popular torrent search engine sites are listed below. This list is assembled from hundreds of reader email suggestions, and is updated weekly. You are welcome to submit your own torrent suggestions for inclusion in this list.This list is in random order. Special thanks to the many About.com readers who help keep this list current via their email submissions.

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Torrent Root: another metasearch engine, Torrent Root will pore through other search engines on your behalf, and display the results in a slick tabbed interface for your easy browsing.

Vertor: this torrent service claims to filter out bad torrents, viruses, DRM locks, passwords, and fakes. Many readers are pleased with Vertor, and thus far their service has been exemplary. Definitely give Vertor a try.

Demonoid.com is back online! After legal conflicts in April of 2008, they have reestablished themselves outside of the USA. Demonoid is still a private community, and members are held liable for any leeching that their invited friends do in this community. If you are lucky enough to get a Demonoid membership, invite your friends carefully, lest you lose your own membership.

Thunderbytes: As of July 2009, Thunderbytes is a family-friendly site with content that is good for kids and parents.

Entertane: An obscure-but-good metasearch engine. Pore through eight other torrent sites quickly by using Entertane.com

H33T: Don't let the plain site design fool you: this newer torrent site has gotten very positive reviews from About.com readers.

Isohunt.com In a shocking turn of the tables this September, the Isohunt webmaster is counter-suing the Canadian music industry. He is claiming that previous copyright violation suits against him were unfounded, and that he is entitled to have his legal expenses recovered. 

Read the entire story at www.isohunt.com.

Flixflux: a United Kingdom torrent site that is very popular with European downloaders

The Pirate Bay News Flash, April 18, 2009: the Stockholm district court has sentenced the four Pirate Bay founders to a year in prison, and over $USD 3.5 million in fines. This is as punishment for violating their country's copyright laws. More on this shocking court ruling here...

Sumo Torrent: Like many torrent sites lately, Sumo is powered by adult ads. But several readers have reported that they like the data visibility of the torrent results at Sumo.

Zoozle.org: a competent German search engine for finding specific files, cracks, and serials.


Torrentscan.com (a "meta-search" engine, which is a search engine that searches other search engines)

Torrentportal.com (Free search,leech,share,download,upload files,games,apps,music,movie,p2p)

Mininova.org Mininova is the successor to Suprnova, one of the original big torrent databases of the Web.

YouTorrent.com Still in beta testing format, this new torrent site claims to be the largest legal torrent search engine today. Accordingly, the result sets are much smaller than the "pirate" counterparts, but definitely try this site for yourself.

Torrentbox.com FYI: like Isohunt, Torrentbox is being sued by the MPAA as of February 28, 2006. The days for this fine search engine may be numbered.

BTjunkie (The Largest BitTorrent Search Engine - download mp3,torrent,movie,music,iso,software,games,anime,file sharing,windows,p2p)

Torrentreactor.to (Torrentreactor has made a comeback from a hijacking and an uncooperative hosting service. They have moved to a different server setup and a Tonga country domain outside the USA. Read the details on their home page.)

TorrentTyphoon.com (This database is up for sale, if anyone is interested in running a torrent service)

Fenopy Torrent ( Fenopy rapidshare bittorrent iso files sharing music dvdrip mp3 password & Torrent Engine : Fenopy - free download from torrent and direct links or usenet )

ZOMB Torrents ( ZOMB Torrents is a free live music sharing and trading community for Lossless Audio CD and DVD video. Registrations are open to the public, but we reserve the right to grant you an account)


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