Monday, 09 April 2018 07:04

11 Illegal Search Engines to Browse the Darknet

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Illegal Search Engines is what you’re here for, and let me start by saying that they aren’t as bad as they sound.

Here, the concept of “illegal” doesn’t imply that using these search engines is illegal; it does mean that these search engines may help you stumble upon websites and links that may be illegal in some countries.

Or, these may be search engines that do not track you or invade your privacy and, quite frankly, do not care if you use them to get to the other side of the law (although I’ll strictly advise against it).

In simpler terms, these are just better Search Engines than Google, better in the sense that they may display better, hidden, or exclusive results such as .onion links, or they may grant you the privacy and anonymity that Google strips you of.

List of Dark Web/Tor Search Engines

Note that using these Search Engines isn’t “illegal” by itself. However, using the search engine, landing on an illegal deep web marketplace, and then buying something or getting involved with anything illegal is illegal, even on the deep web!

Let’s teleport you to the land of Illegal Search Engines, then?

Note: If you are a first-time deep web user and don’t know how to access the deep web links and how to secure you while at the deep web access, check out the below-given guide.

1. Ahmia

Website: http://msydqstlz2kzerdg.onion/

It can, in a sense, be termed as one of the hidden search engines on the clearnet, I suppose because it is an onion search engine for .onion links, which are hidden on the Clearnet and can be browsed only on the Tor network!

Although Ahmia is entirely legal and pretty trustworthy, backed by Tor2Web and Global Leaks projects!

The primary reason why I consider it better than Google is because it displays remote sites on the Tor network (.onion), which Google completely avoids.

So, if you know not where to start on the Deep web, this can be a pretty good place to do so!

2. The Uncensored Hidden Wiki

Website: http://zqktlwi4fecvo6ri.onion/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Talking of “Starting points” for the Deep web, this quite literally is the answer. What does a search engine mean?

A place where you can find links to other important websites and places you can visit, something like that, isn’t that right?

The Uncensored Hidden Wiki is exactly that; it lists most of the important, most visited, and popular sites, both legal and illegal (primarily, and mostly illegal) without discrimination for you to see.

It’s more like an illegal search engines list in itself, or more like an illicit list of websites or a directory basically “illegal” being the keyword here.

Even though not every link over there works, 60-70% of them do, although you may want to visit our list of 30 Tor most popular Tor search engines, which has a 100% working link collection to Tor websites! (Illegal ones too, yeah!)

3. Parazite Search Engine

Website: http://kpynyvym6xqi7wz2.onion

This is one of the hidden search engines I visit when I’m feeling bored; yeah, it can turn your mood around with its “I’m feeling lucky” kind of feature.

Meaning, it can be used to land on random, unknown websites on the Deep web, which quite often turn out to be “not so legal,” such as a Bitcoin money launderer maybe, or a bad website.

But, it does have that feeling you get when opening a door and not knowing what lies on the other side of it.

As a Search Engine, it not only brings “links” to you but a collection of hidden files and data caches as well, which include some of the weirdest things such as real-life cannibalism documentaries or shocking photos/theories, etc.

You should feel free to use Parazite search engine as using it isn’t illegal, neither is landing on almost any page on the Deep web as long as you don’t “use” the page for your gains.

4. Tor Links

Website: http://torlinkbgs6aabns.onion/

It again is a link directory, something identical to the Uncensored Hidden Wiki, but obviously, it has its differences.

It has a better user interface and is slightly graphic-rich for starters; the links differ, although its categories section on top helps you narrow things down.

As it’s similar to the Hidden Wiki, it too is an excellent place for you to start if you just ventured on the Deep web and aren’t sure of your destinations.

Although it terms itself as “a moderated replacement for the Hidden Wiki,” pertaining to the fact that quite a few of the Hidden Wiki links are dead, and I found more of those “working” links here when compared to the Hidden Wiki.

Note that it does list illegal sites, and browsing them isn’t illegal, but try not to order something for yourselves over there.

It’s here on this list of Illegal search engines because it has links, many of which are illegal pure, and simple.

5. Torch

Website: http://xmh57jrzrnw6insl.onion/

TOR(CH) stands for TOR+ Search. They also have a clearnet URL, but I’m sure you wouldn’t want to use it for obvious reasons.

It’s one of the oldest darknet search engines in the industry and claims to have an index of over a million pages which is plausible.

As for “Onion” pages, the number is 479613 to be exact, just short of half a million, which we can live with.

The only aspect I’m not a fan of when it comes to Torch is its massive ad-spamming! There are ads on the homepage, search results, and everywhere else.

It does fit the bill when it comes to illegal search engines because its onion version fearlessly displays not only search results but even ads that are on the other side of the law.

6. Not Evil

Website: http://hss3uro2hsxfogfq.onion/

Be fooled not by the simplicity that you witness in the above screenshot! Almost every website and article about unconventional search engines has mentioned “Not Evil.”

Why? Well, when it has spent the better part of its existence indexing over 28056215 hidden links on the search engine, that’s something it deserves, don’t you agree?

The number of hidden links is more, way more when compared to that of Torch.

You can filter if you wish to see only the “Title” of the complete “URL” result, hence putting you in the driver’s seat for your searches.

It also lets you chat with humans or bots instantly, with a single click without any signup or registration, so that’s an excellent addition if you wish to verify the authenticity of the deep web links or talk about what to have for dinner.

7. Gibiru


Gibiru markets itself as “Uncensored Anonymous Search,”; so even though it doesn’t display .onion links, it still is a better search engine than Google for the simple reason that it respects your privacy.

Its advanced privacy features include user-agent spoofing, a free list of IP addresses to choose from, cookie deletion, etc.

So basically, it not only “doesn’t” track you or your searches but also provides you with some of the best ways to protect yourself further, just in case.

I believe it’s the right fit for this darknet search engines list as it helps you keep your anonymity and privacy airtight just in case you have ulterior motives, or unconsciously land at a site, or do something you shouldn’t do.

8. Duck Duck Go

Website: http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/

Duck Duck Go doesn’t need an introduction; it is a popular Clearnet search engine and on the Tor network.

In fact, it’s the default search engine for the Tor browser.

It’s not one of those darknet search engines by any definition and is almost the same thing as Google, with just a lot more privacy and anonymity than what Google offers.

It doesn’t track “any” information about its users (us), not history, nor cookies, or web activities. Because of this, the search results are the same for everyone using the search engine because there’s no personalization.

But well, I’ll trade my “personalized results” any day of the week for 100% privacy and “no-tracking” thing, which is exactly what the browser offers.

9. HayStack

Website: http://haystakvxad7wbk5.onion/

Haystack has a tagline that reads – The Darknet search engine. I believe the Darknet does qualify as something illegal or illicit in the least, so, yeah, the Haystack deserves a seat at this onion search engines table, don’t you agree?

And not just the tagline, it also has proved itself by indexing over 1.5billion pages! Now that’s a lot! Even though it includes historical onion links, which may be dead at the moment, it still counts as an achievement.

They also claim to be the Darknet’s largest search engine, although that’s something I haven’t personally verified so that I wouldn’t vouch for.

There seem to be no ads, none at all, which is a good sign, and they do display illegal results directly from deep web marketplaces or individual sellers for drugs, guns, and everything else, so I guess I was right to include this one here, isn’t that so?

10. Candle

Website: http://gjobqjj7wyczbqie.onion/

The candle is another darknet search engine that doesn’t care a lot about what you search for and are happy to serve.

E.g., I searched for “drugs,” and it got me quite a few links that redirected to some marketplaces for the same. It also showed “8793” results, which I’d say is a good indexation number for a term such as this, especially on the onion network.

Again, it only “displays” results that may be illegal; using Candle or clicking on any of those isn’t illegal in most cases.

The logo seems to be a Google knockoff; although, unlike Google, there are no ads, no sidebars, basically nothing except Green and Blue text over a Black background.

Anyway, it displays onion results, so I guess that satisfies what you came here for, a search engine that searches and displays illegal search results; that about right?

11. WWW Virtual Library


Finally, would you trust a free search engine, not regulated by the government, and was created by the same person who created “THE INTERNET”?

If you answered yes, well, you just got your wish! Tim Berners Lee created WWW Virtual Library, and even though it’s not exactly a secret search engine cause it’s on the clarinet, it still is quite literally a virtual library.

Now, it also is the oldest data achieve on the internet, and even though it’s not as user-friendly or graphic-rich as the Billion dollar; it’s known to provide much better, research-oriented, and data-rich information on just about any topic, including Law, Agriculture, Fashion, Drama ah you name it.

It’s run by a group of volunteers across the globe, and they even accept new members if you’re an expert in something or a specific field and would like to contribute, unlike the centralized Google.

Bottom line, you may stumble upon some golden nuggets over here that Google or other Clearnet search engines might be devoid of.


So, folks, that's the end of this article on illegal search engines. Given that you've come here for these, here's some helpful advice.

Never use any of these illegitimate search engines unless you have Tor or a decent VPN! Why? Didn't I say these weren't illegal?

Using these sites to "browse" isn't unlawful, but what if you end up on a website that promotes illicit activity? Or are you going to get caught up in something else illegal? You never know what's on the other end of a.onion URL.

So, it’s a reasonable precaution to be cautious; using Tor along with a VPN will grant you extra anonymity and protection you require to keep yourself out of trouble even if something does happen, either intentionally or unintentionally.

Aside from the search engines described above, there are several other relevant deep web search engines for discovering the invisible web.


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