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World's biggest torrent meta-search engine Torrentz shuts down mysteriously

India TV Tech Desk New Delhi 05 Aug 2016, 17:26:32 PM IST
India TV Tech Desk

Just weeks after one of the most popular search engines Kickass Torrents was shut down, another Torrents community icon, Torrentz.Eu, has shut its portals on Friday, a media report said.

Torrentz, a search engine for finding torrent files has ended its operations, telling its millions of users : "Torrentz will always love you. Farewell."

Torrentz was launched in July 2003 by an individual named Flippy. It had had millions of visitors per day and the site grew to become one of the most visited torrent sites.

After more than 13 years of service, the popular site announced its farewell just a few hours ago, that too without any warning, Next Web reported.

While the homepage is still active, Torrentz has completely disabled its search functionality and has similarly removed all torrent links.

"Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines," a text read while searching for content.

Two weeks ago, Artem Vaulin, a 30-year-old Ukrainian owner of Kickass Torrents, was detained in Poland after being charged with a four-count US criminal indictment which was followed by shutdown of the search engine.

Vaulin was charged with money laundering and violations of several copyright laws.

(With agency inputs)