Torrentz.eu quietly shuts down its torrent search engine forever

Another bad info, popular Poland-based torrent meta-search site Torrentz.eu has removed its key functionality, effectively shutting down a major portal for finding pirated material on the web. According to a message on the website, which refers to itself in the past tense: "Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines. Torrentz will always love you. Farewell." A click on the search box currently re-directs to a pop-up ads. And nothing happens, this torrent search engine doesn't work anymore.

The end of Torrentz comes after the worlds biggest torrent site KickAssTorrents was shut down by the feds in July and it seems to another sad info for pirates. The proprietor of KickAssTorrents, 30-year-old Ukrainian Artem Vaulin was arrested in Poland and charged with criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. Vaulin is accused of illegally reproducing and distributing more than $1 billion worth of pirated files. Big numbers detected. In 2014, the founders of the popular Pirate Bay torrent site were also rounded up and the site struggled to stay online as it was raided many times. Variety of torrent search engines appear every day so there is no lack of torrents. Don't worry. You can also visit and try our powerful torrent finder to use our torrent search system full free without surveys or hidden payments. It detects only safe and legal torrents which are alive on result list.

As for Torrentz.eu, the site managed to stay in the game a little longer because it didn't host torrent links directly -- only made it easier to find them elsewhere. Torrentz2.eu is a close and it looks like legit site. As Variety notes, the site was moved to the .eu top-level domain after its .com was seized by the US Department of Homeland Security. The domain is also blocked in the several countries, including the UK.

Well, torrenting as a means of pirating material may generally be in decline, however. A study by a UK-based antipiracy firm found that most online piracy activity has shifted to streaming video sites. And BitTorrent itself has already gone legit. Thanks for reading our article, check more tips and tricks for torrent users - only on tutorrent.com.

 

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