What Is TorrentGalaxy.to?

TorrentGalaxy is a site for downloading torrents. It is one of the most popular sites in the world to download torrents. It’s so popular that Google generally hates it and if you try to search for it, you get a bunch of proxy sites instead of the main one. The main URL for TorrentGalaxy is TorrentGalaxy.to. According to SimilarWeb, TorrentGalaxy gets an estimated 18 million monthly views. The Wayback Machine estimates TorrentGalaxy.to was founded on February 17, 2007.

Is TorrentGalaxy.to Safe?

I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if TorrentGalaxy.to is safe and legitimate. Here are the results:

TorrentGalaxy.to looks like an impressive website when I first visit it. Of all the torrent sites I have reviewed, it certainly appears to be likely one of the more trustworthy. It even has a featured movie carousel which is not only impressive for a torrent movie site but any movie site. But looks can be deceiving, so here are our results.

To test the site TorrentGalaxy.to, I first browsed it with a malware browser guard which would let me know if it thought the site was compromised when I browsed it and the site was not compromised.

I continued browsing for 30 minutes and downloaded at least 10 torrent files before running a malware scan with Malwarebytes on my computer and no malware was detected.

To try to confirm the site is clean, I also checked the site TorrentGalaxy.to on an online malware scanner and, unfortunately, it did detect malware. Moreover, the malware scanner issued a critical security risk. The malware scanner explicitly stated malicious code was detected on the site TorrentGalaxy.to. You can see the same here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/TorrentGalaxy.to

TorrentGalaxy Sucuri results

Here is the exact security threat found:

This page includes a JavaScript/iframe from exdynsrv.com that is blacklisted by Sucuri Labs, reason: unwanted ads, see https://labs.sucuri.net/?blacklist=exdynsrv.com

https://a.exdynsrv.com/nativeads-v2.js

Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain TorrentGalaxy.to. The scan detected seven files communicating with the domain and no security vendors flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/torrentgalaxy.to

TorrentGalaxy.to VirusTotal results

If you have visited this site, we recommend running a malware scan on your computer immediately with Spybot – Search & Destroy.

In conclusion, the malware scanner suggests the site TorrentGalaxy.to has malicious code due to some of the ads it displays. The malicious ads may also be one of the reasons we couldn’t find this site in Google Search.