KickassTorrents blocked due to harmful programs

KickassTorrents (KAT) and the kat.cr domain have been blocked again by Google Chrome and other internet browsers due to harmful programs. The last time this happened was on October 9th of this year. If you attempt to visit the KickassTorrents webpage you will be presented with the red security error webpage that says “the site ahead contains harmful programs.” This is nothing new. Kat.cr has been blocked a lot recently by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox due to harmful programs. The harmful programs stem from an advertiser the popular torrent website uses. The advertiser may contain links to malware and unwanted programs, as well as websites that simply want to scam you and phish your personal details.

KickassTorrents blocked due to harmful programs

If you want to bypass the security error page to visit kat.cr you can simply click details and visit this site on the red security error page.

Google claims to have found malicious software on the website. The Google Safe Browsing report card states some pages on the KAT website send visitors to the following dangerous websites: downloadnet1004.com and adventuredistricthotels.com.

Source: https://www.google.com/transparencyreport/safebrowsing/diagnostic/index.html#url=kat.cr

The KAT team usually informs us that the bad advertiser will be removed, so the warning should disappear after Google reviews it.

How to turn off Google Chrome phishing & malware warnings

To access kat.cr and other torrent websites using Google Chrome without having to click details and visit the site every time you leave the site and return you can turn off phishing and malware warnings using the instructions below. Otherwise, just click details and visit the site until the option expires.

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu (customize and control Google Chrome).
  2. Select Settings and go to Show advanced settings.
  3. Under “Privacy,” uncheck the box “Enable phishing and malware protection.”

RELATED: How to disable phishing and malware protection on Google Chrome


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.