Top search engines for exploring the darknet

darknet search engine
darknet search engine

After we have seen what is the darknet and how to access it, it is very quickly necessary to have search engine to navigate in it.

Le darknet chave a wealth of information. It contains billions of files. And unless you know the exact platform URLs, you're going to have to rely on dakrnet search engines.

The search engine are tools that allow you to search for information available on the darknet using keywords and search terms. Rather than looking on the darkweb itself, you search the search engine database.

Estimates vary, but the deep web is much larger than the visible web. About 500 times more information is on the deep area than is on the surface.

Obviously, the darknet has something to offer no matter who we are.

Let's look at some popular search engines for exploring the darknet.

Put away

Ahmia is a clearnet search engine for hidden Tor services created by Juha Nurmi. It is completely legal and it is supported by the Tor2Web and Global Leaks projects!

With its clean interface, Ahmia easily displays the services hidden in the darknet. If you don't know where to start on the Deep Web, this can be a great place to do it.

Website: msydqstlz2kzerdg.onion

not evil

not evil is a search engine specializing in indexing darknet sites. It links to a lot of hidden sites and anonymous services. It is the biggest darknet search engine. Over 19 million pages are indexed by not evil.

As the lifespan of darknet sites is relatively short, it is common to find sites that are inaccessible.

Not Evil only shows accessible results and that's a good thing.

Not Evil link: hss3uro2hsxfogfq.onion


Candle is a search engine allowing to do much like Google, but in the darknet and anonymously.

This search engine specializes in finding anything that may be illegal on the Darknet, sold on platforms that are prohibited by law and morals.

Website: gjobqjj7wyczbqie.onion


Torch is one of the oldest darknet search engines and claims to have an index of over a million pages, which is plausible.

This very popular search engine has an extremely simplistic interface. Just enter the keyword of what you are looking for in the search bar and hit enter. The only aspect I'm not a fan of when it comes to Torch is its massive ad spam! There are ads on the home page, on search results, and everywhere else.

Website: xmh57jrzrnw6insl.onion


HayStack is a search which has given itself the mission of indexing .onion sites. It claims to be the biggest search engine on the Darknet, although that's something I haven't personally checked, so I wouldn't answer.

There don't seem to be any ads, not at all, which is a good sign.

Website: haystakvxad7wbk5.onion

The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a very rich database which gives access to very interesting multimedia files; you can watch old recorded versions from almost every site created on the internet. It is quite simply a beautiful trash can.

As with the rest of the Internet, the deep web can be a great resource - but only when used with caution! Watch out for shady stuff though.