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Beginners Guide

A Guide for Beginners to Piracy


How can I improve my privacy online?

We'd recommend checking out privacy guides like SSD and The New Oil.

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

You will find almost all terms related to piracy and more in The Piracy Glossary. Didn't find what you're looking for or still confused? Reach out to us via Discord.

How can I download / activate Windows or Microsoft Office for free?

For Windows check out this section, and for Microsoft Office check out this guide.

Where can I find insert game title / movie title?

You can use WhereYouWatch for finding movies, and for new movies it's a good idea to keep an eye on r/movieleaks as well. You should also be able to find most movies you're looking for in the streaming section. For games, you can use Rezi or any other site listed here, and for newly released games check out r/crackwatch.


Pirated movie 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.


Please avoid downloading games from any site listed here as they're very likely to contain malicious links.

How can I unlock insert random game title DLCs?

Use the tools listed here to unlock DLCs.

Should I install and use insert random antivirus software instead of using Windows Defender?

No, don't do that. Windows Defender is more than enough to keep you safe, but if you're still set on installing a secondary AV, the only one worth installing is Malwarebytes. Please read the note here.


Stay away from Avast, Norton, and McAfee, as these are "bloatware" and generally unsafe software.

How can I bypass a paywalled article?

Use this browser extension / filter list to read the article easily.

How can I download an image from insert stock image site?

You can use this downloader, and if it doesn't work you can find other stock image downloaders here.

Windows Piracy

Linux Piracy

MacOS Piracy




Don't run multiple general adblockers like ublock and adblock plus at the same time. Running more than one can cause breakage. This only applies to general adblockers, so running things like ublock and sponsorblock at the same time is fine.



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 it with tools like VirusTotal or use it in Sandboxie.



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




When using DDLs, it's generally recommended to use a download manager such as JDownloader, as they improve the ease of downloading along with the speed. You can find them listed 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 you should also bind your VPN to your client, preventing it from connecting at all unless your VPN is on.


Mobile Piracy

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