Is EZTV Safe?

Generally speaking, you shouldn’t trust any torrent site or uploader and always take precautions such as using an ad-blocker (like AdGuard), a VPN service (such as NordVPN), antivirus software (like Bitdefender) and, preferably, anti-malware or anti-ransomware software (Kaspersky has free editions).

While EZTV appears to be a relatively safe site, we can’t say much about the people who run the platform. And, for all its goodness, EZTV has a fairly disorderly past.

Since entering the scene in the early 2000s, its main domain was taken down by authorities in Italy, which the site administrators tried to shrug off as administrative issues. Then the site went through a long period of severe downtime sessions.

EZTV homepage

After that, it had to deal with another shut down when law enforcement agencies in Sweden raided The Pirate Bay server room. Somehow, the crackdown also affected EZTV, as the site didn’t work well for several weeks. EZTV has also fought with copyright holders to keep its official name.

But perhaps the most important detail in EZTV’s history is the hostile takeover it faced at the hands of a hacker group called EZCLOUD LIMITED.

Towards the end of 2007, the group took over the original EZTV website and has held firm control over the brand ever since. The original owners ended up handing over the site to the hacker group.

It is difficult to establish whether the group is a scam, but the original owners claim they’ve made several efforts to warn the torrent community about them. Some other big torrent sites, including The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents, have also supported the site’s previous owners.

For the end-user, though, it might not matter how the current owners got the domain and the EZTV brand. But, they do need to know that, unlike in the past, the current version of EZTV has a lot of ads and questionable scripts running on the main domain.

Conclusion

EZTV list of files

As mentioned above, you need to protect yourself before downloading anything from EZTV, as alleged hackers (or scammers, so say the original administrators of the site) control the main EZTV website.

That doesn’t mean the content on EZTV is not worth your time, though. You just need to be extra careful.

Make sure you only download content that’s free of any copyright, such as open-source materials or free ebooks. You should also always use a VPN service, an ad-blocker and a good antivirus software program as you peruse any torrent site, not just EZTV.

DISCLAIMER:

Security Gladiators in no way encourages or condones any kind of copyright violation or circumvention of restrictions. That includes torrenting or downloading illegal content. Torrenting is a great way to access and share all kinds of content on the internet and there are plenty of opportunities there to engage in legal and safe online torrenting. You need to do your own research to see if these services and torrents are legal in your own country. We suggest to always use a VPN while torrenting.
Zohair A. Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
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