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General-purpose indexers to search for any type of content. If you're looking for software, it's recommended to use the Software Downloads section of the wiki instead. In regards to non-software, sites like thepiratebay/limetorrents can also have fake torrents - follow these preliminary measures to avoid accidentally running malware.
- rutracker - Russian tracker. Has an immense catalogue for many different categories. Considered to be the most complete public tracker and is well-seeded.
- 1337x - General purpose indexer. Alternative domains
- NNM-Club - Russian tracker and forum.
- RARBG - Popular torrent tracker. General content Scene releases and p2p releases
- Scnlog - General content. DDL Scene releases
- ReleaseBB - General content. DDL Scene releases
- DDLValley - General content. DDL P2P releases
- [DDL] The Eye - Large collection of content
- [DDL] /r/opendirectories - Subreddit for sharing open directories
- Guide on searching for open directories - Guide that can be very useful in finding rare content
Discussion and release boards for multiple types of content
- Ru.Board - Popular Russian board
- Steam Underground Community - Popular board for sourcing PC games. Active community of developers and uploaders
- DirtyWarez Forum
- Sbenny's Forum
- Rapid Heaven
- NNM-Club - Russian warez board and torrent tracker
[Warning] The below search engines / torrent aggregators will list as many publicly available torrents as possible, unfiltered and unfettered. This means that torrents that download malware are likely to appear in the search results. Never use these to search for software/games, but when searching for other media types, such as videos, take some preliminary measures to avoid running malware.
DDL Search Engines
- FilePursuit - DDL search engine. In regards to video, you can paste their download URL into your video player to stream it. Search the web for files, videos, audio, eBooks & more.
- FileChef - File search engine
- iDope - Torrent aggregator with file category filters
These torrent search engines/DHT crawlers are the most powerful torrent search tools that can be used to search within as many publicly listed torrents as possible to find rare content that may not be available in the above trackers/indexers.
- Bitsearch - DHT torrent search engine with file category filters. Successor to Solid Torrents. Original Thread.
- BTDigg - DHT torrent search engine
- BT4G - DHT torrent search engine with file category filters
- BTMET - DHT torrent search engine
- magnetico - github page - Self-hosted DHT search engine
General Private Trackers
- TorrentLeech - One of the largest general private trackers
- AlphaRatio - A general private tracker focused on scene releases. Inferior in content compared to other general trackers like IPT, TL, FL etc but has a very strong request section. Great for requests for which personalised trackers don't exist or aren't good enough. Can be joined through MAM and RED during AR's global invites period, keep an eye out
- FileList - One of the largest general private trackers. Romanian tracker, but media content will typically include dual language audio (English and Romanian).
- IPTorrents - The largest general private tracker