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Need help with torrent sites

Post by behemoth on Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:25 am

Hi there

I am new to this peer to peer stuff. Can anyone please point me to some safe sites, you know ones where you aren't hit with viruses and spyware?

Also, is it safe to register with these sites? What do I need to download to my pc to make it work?

thanks

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Re: Need help with torrent sites

Post by Hemish on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:53 am

utorrent

mininova.org

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Post by drspleen on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:55 am

to avoid viruses just read through the comments for each torrent.

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Post by Hemish on Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:31 am

Yeah read the comments cant stress that enough, they are usually good for a laugh too Smile

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Post by Mahzian on Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:26 am

thepiratebay.org is cool too (especially the top 100 filter), if you can ignore the overwelming cleavage ad's Smile

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Post by TheSweetestThing on Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:03 pm

Is that even still working?

Anyway yes I agree with Hemish. Those are my ports of call and I don't even register with Mininova.

Just don't get bittorrent. That thing is a virus machine.

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Post by BoloMusashi on Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:36 pm

Hemish wrote:Yeah read the comments cant stress that enough, they are usually good for a laugh too Smile

Yeah the comments are always good for a bit of comedic relief.

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Post by Sledge Hammer! on Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:01 am

I'm very reticent to even touch pirate bay now that it has been sold, but that's just me.

Personally if you want to stay current on what's new on the scene, especially as far as tv releases go, I recommend EZTV, and for a quality torrent search engine I find Isohunt about the best of the bunch. And as far as keeping up with new zero day scene releases, it's hard to go past ZeroSec, who also have alternate ways of downloading if you don't like torrents (megaupload, rapidshare and other such file hosting links). And for comics, Komics Live! is about the most comprehensive these days, though they don't post Marvel or Image books. They're a great resource for older stuff like Vampirella, Eerie, old school 2000AD and so on, stuff that hasn't been released to trade and you just can't get any more. For better or for worse, they also do zero day stuff, of course. And if you're more a usenet fan, NZB Matrix offers a pretty good free service, though you are limited to searches for items added in the last 20 days only, while I often like to use Newzbin, though to get the most out of their service you need to be a paid member.

I pretty much only download new tv show releases and old comic runs, so those have been the best for my purposes anyway. Others mileage may vary.

As far as client software, for Torrents I think uTorrent is still probably the best and easiest for new users, though many swear by Vuze now of course, which is definitely the most popular with the cool apps crowd/ipod generation. If you are going deeper and getting into Usenet then you're going to need GrabIt (shemes, the makers of GrabIt also has their own paid usenet search engine service, though you don't have to use it, and the program itself is free), or something similar, along with a Par File repairer like QuickPar, and unless your isp provides free usenet access, you're also likely going to need to buy some usenet bandwidth to download via. I mostly use Astraweb myself, as they are quite cheap (one off payment of $25 US for 180GB worth of usenet server download, which usually lasts me close to a year, but they also have unlimited download monthly plans available) and reasonably reliable.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Need help with torrent sites

Post by Otter on Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:00 am

I am looking for Torrents myself. Is there any update on the topic or is uTorrent still the way to go?

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Post by Otter on Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:25 am

Also what are the best sites for content?

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Post by RhiGhost on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:16 am

ISOhunt is all I've been using for the past few years along with UTorrent. Make sure you also get the Peer Block program.

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Post by Otter on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:40 am

Thanks

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Post by fishmilkshake on Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:39 am

RhiGhost wrote:ISOhunt is all I've been using for the past few years along with UTorrent. Make sure you also get the Peer Block program.

Same here. Utorrent is pretty reliable. In addition to ISOhunt I still use The Pirate Bay.
I also stick with iinet as my ISP because they've been very supportive of downloaders rights.

I just recently upgraded to the NBN and hot damn if the downloads don't fly now.

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Post by Otter on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:04 am

iso hunt gives me pop-ups and asks me to sign up. Seems dodgy to me.
I have found another good one eztv.it ocassionaly there are dodgy links but generally OK.

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Re: Need help with torrent sites

Post by trojanknight on Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:31 pm

I find Kickass Torrents to be one of the bests
http://kat.ph/

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