Beginners Guide to Piracy

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How do I tell if a site or download is safe? Any tips?

Check out Booty Guard our basic safety guide.
Still feel unsure? Reach out to us via Discord & make sure you've looked at sites/software we've listed as unsafe: here

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

You will find almost all terms related to piracy & more on The Piracy Glossary
Didn't find it and still confused? Reach out to us via Divolt.

How do I download Photoshop/Adobe Products for free?

You can download pre-cracked Adobe products from M0nkrus | How to download from M0nkrus or Patch it yourself following these guides here & for MacOS go here

M0nkrus is a well trusted and reputable source for adobe software in the piracy community.

How do I download/activate Windows/Office for free?

For Windows check out this section
For Office check these guides

Where do I find insert game title / movie title?

For movies check out this and for new movies it's a good idea to keep an eye on r/movieleaks.
For sites to stream from check out this section.

Pirated 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.

For games use Rezi or any site listed here and for newly released games check r/crackwatch.

Please avoid downloading games from The Pirate Bay or any site listed: here

How do I unlock insert random game title DLCs?

Use the tools listed here to unlock DLCs.

Should I install & use insert random anti-virus software instead of using Windows Defender?

No don't do that, windows defender is more than good enough, you don't need another anti-virus, but if you're set on installing a secondary AV the one worth installing is Malwarebytes. Please read the note here.

Stay away from Avast, Norton and McAfee, these are "bloatware" and generally not safe software.

How do I bypass this paywalled article?

Use this / 2 to read the article easily.

How do I download image from insert stock site?

You can use this if this doesn't work you can find similar stock image downloaders here.

Windows Piracy

Windows Piracy Guide - Pirate windows
Windows ISOs - Download Windows
Windows Activation - Activate Windows

Linux Piracy

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

MacOS Piracy

Torrminatorr - Download MacOS Games


Firefox / Browser Comparisons - Normal Browsers
Librewolf / Use Auto-Updater - Privacy-Hardened Firefox
Browser Extensions / Userscripts - Add features & functionality to browser
Dark Reader - Dark mode for all sites
ReturnYoutubeDislikes - View YouTube dislikes
Translate Web Pages - Translate sites


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

Piracy sites have ads, so it's highly recommended to install UBlock Origin. Also note that it's not recommended to use more than one adblocker at a time.


VirusTotal / Kaspersky Cloud - Test the safety of files
Guide for VirusTotal - 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 with tools like VirusTotal / VToncolab or use it in Sandboxie.


Privacy Guides - Privacy Guides
DuckDuckGo / Mojeek - Tracker free web search
ProtonMail / SkiffMail - Encrypted email service
Email Forwarding - Email Alias Forwarding
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
File Encryption Tools - File Encryption Apps / Tools

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


FMovies / movie-web - Fast streaming
AniWatch / AniWave - Fast anime streaming
Dramacool - Fast Asian drama streaming
SportsSurge - Live sports streaming
Spotify / YouTube Music - Music & podcast streaming / Spotify Adblock


LRepacks - Trusted software site
OlaMovies - Fast video downloads
FitGirl Repacks / SteamRIP / GOG-Games - Game download sites / FitGirl Discord
Vimms Lair / No-Intro - ROM download sites / Emulators
Firehawk52 - Music Ripping Guide
Slavart / DoubleDouble - Multi-Site Audio Download
Free MP3 Download - MP3 / FLAC downloads
Soulseek or Nicotine+ - Audio download app
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 DDL it's generally recommended to use a download manager such as Internet Download Manager(IDM) or JDownloader, they improve the ease of downloading along with the speeds. You'll find them 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 it's much more effective to 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 - 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

Android Piracy

Cromite / Firefox/ Mull / Kiwi - Android web browsers
AdGuard Premium / Blokada - Android adblocking
Mobilism - Modded APKs
/r/ApkApps Megathread - Updated list of modded APKs / Subreddit / Discord / Telegram
APKMirror - Untouched APKs
F-Droid - FOSS Android Apps
Android APK CSE / 2 / 3 - Multi-site APK search
Stremio - Video streaming app / Use VPN
Patch Reddit Clients - Use your own API Key
ReVanced Manager - Ad-free YouTube
Spotify Mod - Ad-free Spotify

iOS Piracy

Brave - iOS web browser / Improve Safari
Adguard iOS - iOS Adblocking
Modded Spotify, 2 - Ad-free Spotify
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
Multi-Tool Sites - Sites with multiple tools
HolyUnblocker - View sites blocked by ISP / school
Unsafe Sites / Software - Things we feel should be avoided

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Pub: 08 Dec 2021 04:36 UTC
Edit: 07 Dec 2023 20:39 UTC
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