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Kickass Torrents down – new Kickass sites

The original Kickass Torrents has been shut down on July 20th 2016.
The community backed Kickass Torrents ( has been launched in December 2016.

A large group of original Kickass Torrents staffers has launched a reincarnation of the infamous torrent site, hoping to restore it to its former glory. The new site uses a fresh and secure database, but the look and feel of the platform remains the same.

When ExtraTorrent shut down in May 2017 many users over to Kickass ( as an alternative to their favorite torrent site.

Kickass proxy sites

There are countless Kickass Torrents proxy sites. Some of them mirroring the community driven, others help to unblock Kickass spin-offs like or

Kickass Torrents clones and scam sites

  • – intrusive ads, massive popups making the site unusable
  • – does not provide torrents, redirects to malicious advertising
  • – sending visitors to malicious advertising
  • – just advertising a VPN service
  • – intrusive ads, massive popups making the site unusable
  • – same as above, intrusive ads torrent page

Kickass Torrents (KAT) is a well-know torrent site indexing thousands of torrents verified and commented by a large file-sharing community. KAT continues to innovate and release new features. Beside The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents has grown to one of the most popular torrent sites.

What makes a difference to The Pirate Bay is the fact that Kickass Torrents deals with DMCA takedown requests while The Pirate Bay yet refuses to delete any torrent. Anyhow there’s a vast content collection provided by KATs community that potentially tops the catalog of The Pirate Bay.

Third-party malware and adult adverts annoy many visitors but decreased in recent times. Registered users will have the most ads removed.

Kickass Torrents downloads are provided as .torrent file downloads and magnet links. Due to its popularity and recurring DDoS attacks, suffers downtimes every now and then.

Tags KAT, KickassTorrents, Kickass Proxy, KAT proxy, kat cr co, ExtraTorrent alternative
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site status online for 51 days
torrent site typedownload torrents without registration
blocked in 11 countries

Kickass Torrents Alternative Sites

Legit and save Kickass Torrents sites

There are Kickass Torrents proxy sites, alternative URLs and mirror sites. Some of them are legit and trustworthy while others may harm a visitors computer or try to make profit by misleading users to malicious adverts.

How do you know which Kickass Torrents site you can use safely?

Check the official IRC channels, Reddits, Twitter or Facebook profiles or simply have a look on the status page providing a list of verified links.

Gone Down

A list of formerly active domain names officially used by Kickass Torrents.


Scam, Clone and Fake Sites

A list of unofficial clones and fake sites trying to trick visitors. Usually these sites deliver malicious and spammy ads, some are trying to sell various subscriptions, others gather user passwords.

kickasstorrents.euClone site redirecting to a VPN service.
proxyindex.netKickass proxy that does not index torrents but is linking malicious advertising.
kickasstorrents.pwKat clone not providing torrents but linking malicious advertising.
kickasstorrent.toRefers to a dating site.
kickas.toRefers to a dating site.
hitorrents.comKAT proxy redirecting all download links to malicious advertising.
kickasstorrent.phPlagiarism of Kickass Torrents linking to other torrent sites and VPN adverts.
kickasstorrentsso.comFake proxy site redirecting all download links to malicious adverts.

Status Updates and Notes

Australian ISP block


Kickass Torrents websites are blocked in Australia.

Kickass Torrents is back


A community backed KAT website was launched in December 2016.

Kickass Torrents has been shut down


In July 2016 Kickass Torrents has been shut down and it's domain been seized.

Blocked by Chrome, Firefox and Safari


Kickass Torrents domain has been flagged as unsafe by Goolgle's Safe Browsing. Probably KAT has been blocked for its wrapping of external links.

New Kickass proxies


Kickass added the following domains to the list of trusted and clean proxies:,,

KAT moves to new domain


In April 2015, Kickass moved to domain

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