TorrentDownloads, one of top 10 torrent sites on the Internet, has been blocked by Chrome, Firefox, and utilities including MalwareBytes, for being unsafe. According to the site’s operator, an affiliate advertiser was responsible for causing the alarm but action has now been taken to remove the bad actor from the site. In the meantime, as the process continues, the site remains blocked.
Torrent sites are having trouble maintaining a steady flow of revenue, with the increasing use of ad-blockers affecting sites right across the board. And with Google’s plan to add a default ad-blocker to the Chrome browser looming, some operators fear that they might not be able to keep their sites afloat.