What is YTS.mx?

YTS (yts.mx) is one of the most reputable online brands for downloading movie torrents. The full name for this brand is Yify Torrents. It gets abbreviated to YTS for the domain names. The original YIFY/YTS website was shut down in 2015. Since then several reliable YTS domains have allowed users to download torrents again and they get lots of traffic. According to SimilarWeb, the yts.do domain gets 2.1 million monthly views. Several other YTS domains are getting similar amounts of traffic. Yts.mx is considered the main domain.

Is YTS.mx Safe?

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

I installed the Malwarebytes Browser Guard extension and browsed YTS sites on Google Chrome without any restrictions.

To check this further, I also ran a scan with Malwarebytes antimalware software and my computer was clean.

To try to confirm the YTS sites are clean, I checked the yts.do domain on an online malware scanner and it gave a warning that the site was outdated [because it uses php 5.6.40]. Php 5.6 was released in August of 2014 and is now considered a security risk because it’s so old. However, apart from that warning, the malware scanner said the domain was clean of any malware. It also said the yts.do domain was not blacklisted. You can see the results here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/yts.do

YTS Sucuri results

Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain yts.mx. The scan detected at least 1 file communicating with the domain and no security vendor has flagged the site as malicious. You can see the same here: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/yts.mx

YTS VirusTotal results

In conclusion, the php version that YTS sites run on is outdated, but there was no malware detected and the site was not blacklisted by any vendors. Still, the online malware scanner suggests it deserves the label of a medium security risk because of the outdated php version.