How to access KickAss Torrent (KAT) and what are the alternatives

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How to access KickAss Torrent (KAT) and what are the alternatives. A tutorial on KickAss Torrent, the community active since 2008 and still today one of the most famous torrent search engines on the Web.

The website of KickAss Torrents over the years it has been targeted by the authorities to block it due to copyright rules. In 2016 some of the original team members were even arrested and the domain was closed. Thanks to the hard work of the staff, the site is back online bypassing the obstacle of the block. Basically, a new page has been created that does nothing but provide the link to the main domain and other mirrors.

How to access KickAss Torrent (KAT)

Today many web users download content via torrent, both for the simplicity and for the speed that the service guarantees. Torrents are part of the P2P protocol, through which you can share and distribute files on the network.

The .torrent files or Magnet links can be downloaded from programs such as BitTorrent or uTorrent and contain useful information to download the files on the PC of the person sharing it. The more the file is spread, the more sources you will have available to download it.

In addition to the aforementioned software that allows you to download the torrent file on your PC, you can also use the best search engines for torrent files, such as Torrentz2, or the best torrents, such as KickAss Torrents.

To access Kick Ass Torrent, all you have to do is go to Google and type in the search bar "KAT Status". On the page where you will land you will see the current primary address of the site indicated.

However, here is the new kickAss address:

In case you have trouble logging in, this means your provider has blocked KickAss Torrent. To get around this you can change DNS on Windows using Google DNS.

How to download from KickAss Torrent without registering

Once inside kickass Torrents you will immediately notice a Google-style interface. In fact, you will find a search bar in which to carry out your searches in the large database of the site.

To understand how KickAss Torrent works, enter the search term and press on magnifying glass symbol or by pressing Submit on the keyboard.

At the end of the search the site will show a results report in tabular form. To quickly find the best torrent to download, you need to click on the header Seed, in order to sort the results by number of sources. The higher the number of sources, the safer and faster the file will be to download.

In both cases you will need to install a torrent client on your PC: the most famous are uTorrent and BitTorrent.

My advice before downloading anything is to get a VPN, in order to protect your privacy. In this way you will be able to browse anonymously and bypass the geo-blocking. Your IP address will not be traceable and above all it will be encrypted. To find out which VPN to trust, you can read the article on: The best VPNs in Spain.

Is KickAss Torrent Illegal?

Accessing kick ass torrent is legal, it is illegal to download content protected by copyright, ie by copyright.

There are many free files on the portal that you can download safely, that's why you can't be indicted just for visiting KickAssTorrent, it's up to you to be careful what you are downloading and avoid using the torrent network. The use of torrents is in fact a crime that involves a fine, as well as re-sharing.

Best Kat Alternatives - KickAss Torrent (Sites Like KickAss)

Now that you have seen how to access KickAss Torrent, below are the best alternatives to kickasstorrents that you can take advantage of as torrent search engines. Please note that it is not easy to give you an accurate web address, as these sites often change domains. The best solution is to rely on Google and type in the name of the torrent site.

Among the best are:

  • The black corsair
  • Torrenz2
  • The Pirate Bay

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Frequently asked questions and answers

Kickass Torrents used to be the most popular torrent download site on the web, but unfortunately it is no longer in operation.
In July two thousand sixteen, the owner Artem Vaulin was arrested by the US Department of Justice and charged with numerous counts of copyright infringement and money laundering.

With Bitport Bitport is an online platform with which we will be able to download files from the torrent network and save them in the cloud.
Thanks to this platform, we will no longer depend on our PC or our physical server to perform the downloads.
19 jul two thousand twenty-one

Compilation of frequently asked questions that our users have sent us and that our experts have answered.

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