Frequently Asked Questions

What is BitTorrent?
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer protocol used for the distribution of big files. You are welcome to get more information at the official BitTorrent site.

Where can I get a BitTorrent client?
You can get any BitTorrent client you like, for example:

I've got a suggestion, how can I reach you?
You are always welcome to send us your suggestions, ideas and fixes. Please feel free to contact us via our Contact page.

What to do if I want you to remove certain copyrighted files from your site?
We want you to know that we do not have any copyrighted or illegal content on KickassTorrents. The torrent information we host does not have files that can be copyrighted. We are in correspondence with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and general international copyright laws.

However, we still can remove torrents from our site if the copyright owner would like us to do so. The following procedure will be performed if:

  • You are, or your company is the copyright holder of this material
  • You provide the URLs to the torrents to be removed, no complete (sub)categories or search queries
  • You provide the full name(s) and list of content that should be removed
  • You give us complete contact information (address, phone number, email and fax)

Please, contact us, only if your request follows through with all of these rules. Please, be polite.
We will process your request within 72 hours only if it corresponds to the above mentioned rules.

What is a .torrent file?
Any .torrent file is a small metadata file, that contains information about the data you would like to download, not the data itself. Via the .torrent file your BitTorrent client connects you to the tracker and downloads the data.

What are seeds?
Any seed is a client that offers a full copy of the data of a certain torrent. When your BitTorrent client finishes downloading, it will stay open until you close it. This process is called a seed or seeding.

What are leechers?
Any leecher is a client that is currently downloading a torrent. The only one thing that differentiates a leecher from a seed, the first one does not have the complete file.

What is a tracker?
A tracker is any server on the internet whose main goal is to coordinate the actions of BitTorrent clients. Every time you open a torrent, your computer connects to the tracker and asks for a list of seeds and leechers to contact to.

What is a private tracker?
A private tracker is a tracker that needs registration before usage.

What is an IMDb/Gamez number?
When you enter torrents with the following icons it means they have a IMDb or Gamez number specified. So all users can search for the releases with the same content.

What are those .rar, .r01, .r02 files?
All these .rar, .r01 and r02 files are called RAR archives. In order to open them you have to install WinRAR and to extract the files.

What to do with password protected archives?
There are password protected archives which are most likely the URLs with the name of the torrent, for example with []. If the situation is not of this kind try the URL of the tracker. If that still isn't the password you can go to the tracker URL and get a password there.

How can I stay up-to-date with KickassTorrents?
In order to stay up-to-date with our site you have to get an RSS feed. Simply download and install an RSS reader.

How do you protect the privacy of the visitors?
We respect your privacy and in order to protect it we do not log IP addresses or hostnames of our visitors. However, we can log some IP addresses of uploaders and we use them ONLY for administrational purposes. Please, remember that all torrent submissions are anonymous. We DO NOT share your IP addresses or other information with third parties.

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