The Deep Web is also known as the Deep Internet is a sort of layer of content that is not indexed by the search engines we usually use. It will not appear in Google, Bing or Yahoo but these search engines will only show you results from the superficial part of the Internet. If you want to find the content that is far beyond, you can use some of the best search engines for the Deep Web and the Dark Web.
What you see every day on the Internet can be imagined as an iceberg of which we only see the tip, the accessible information, which is only 4% of the total there is. But if we continue to go down in that ice block, as explained by Panda Security, we can find different stages and levels of depth in which the Deep Web would be and even reach the Dark Web at the end of the layers.
Deep Web vs Dark Web
Far from what is usually thought, the Deep Web is not a dangerous or illegal place . The Deep Web not only has "dark" or "dangerous" things as you have been led to believe, but there is a wealth of relevant information and valuable resources. This is non-indexed content but publicly accessible, so you don't have to install a special browser to access these types of pages or content but find a search engine that allows you to access these resources or know where to find them.
In the case of the Dark Web, it can only be accessed with special browsers indicated for this purpose, so the first thing you'll have to do is use Tor Browser as your browser. There are more complex ways you can use the Tor network to connect to this part of the Internet, but you won't need any knowledge if you use the Tor Browser, a browser that's already available for Windows, Mac, Linux, or Android systems, and you can simply go to their website and download it for free onto the device you want to use.
Tor Browser is a browser that is very similar, in terms of usage and interface, to any other you have used. You can use it on a daily basis to surf the superficial Internet but you can also access the Dark Web from the best Deep Web search engines that we leave below.
To install it:
Go to the Tor Browser page
Choose your operating system
Download the file to your computer
Choose the destination folder
Install following the process
Run the browser
Or download it to your Android mobile phone or tablet, too.
Go to Google Play
Search for "Tor Browser" or access the Tor for Android download link
Download to your mobile phone
Start navigating safely
Search engines for the Deep Web
As we say, to access the best search engines in the Deep Web you don't need an "extra" installation of any type of file but you will find results that are not indexed in some search engines.
To get to the Wayback Machine you don't have to do it from Tor Browser but it is one of the most interesting search engines and it allows you to find pages in their old look years or months ago, in the day you want. You'll find screenshots of that site at an exact moment in history. It has a large collection of screenshots with information that is available on the Deep Web and that you won't find in conventional browsers like Google.
The WWW Virtual Library allows you to access all types of Internet files from all fields and subjects, from society or law or education or agriculture. You can browse through the different categories or do a search to find something you want. It is a complete directory that has been in use for years and in which you will find practically everything you can think of.
This search engine is somewhat different from the others, as it provides a different method of searching. It uses the autocomplete function, or suggestions, to find content through the web pages that match its internal language. We will start by typing a name, a keyword or a subject and it will give us search suggestions. It is very useful to search for very current information.
Another very specialized search engine. The Labyrinth offers, in a free and organized way, access to many resources and information on medieval studies. Its links offer connection to databases, services, texts and studies about the Middle Ages from all over the world and each user will be able to find what they are looking for in a specific area.
This library of digital and scientific literature keeps growing. It is a search engine focused on the literature on computers and scientific information, a huge library that has more and more volumes and whose function is to try to avoid the disintegration of information as broad as scientific. CiteSeerX tries to end this dysfunction, focusing its shot on functionality, usability, efficiency and easy understanding of scientific material and educational knowledge.
In this case, Pipl is one of the best search engines on the Deep Wb if you are looking for profiles of people on the web or contact details. It is a quite specific search engine that aims to find people from all over the world with e-mails, names, phone numbers, contact details... It boasts of being able to find millions of people thanks to shared information at some point. The search engine uses algorithms capable of finding information from all kinds of records, scientific publications, personal data information, etc.
The default search engine included with Tor Browser is DuckDuckGo and it's one of the best search engines for the Deep Web, but it also allows you to access the Dark Web. DuckDuckGo has many advantages and stands out for its privacy: it has no identifiers, does not associate searches with users and will not know anything about you. In addition, it is practically identical to Google so it will be one of the easiest ways for you to find what you are looking for if you are a beginner.
Search engines for the Dark Web
The Hidden Wiki
One of the best ways to browse the Deep Web is to make use of The Hidden Wiki. As the name suggests, this is a sort of Wiki or directory with the main links to pages and services that are available. It is one of the most practical ways to not get lost among all the content and you can find all kinds of topics and pages perfectly organized.
It is not one of the search engines for the Deep Web or Dark Web as such but it is a convenient and practical index in which you will find direct links to the pages that interest you, organized by subject. It is a collaborative project carried out by users and will serve as a guide. You will be able to find information to improve privacy, pages related to bitcoin laundering, black market drugs, false documentation, stolen PayPal accounts... Everything you imagine will be in The Hidden Wiki with its links that will take you directly to the site you are looking for.
Torch is one of the best search engines on the Deep Web and one of the longest running and most popular, having been running for over twenty years. Its interface is very similar to Google but its operation is much more complex. However, if you use it for a while you will get used to it and you will see that it is one of the best options to find anything you need. It claims to have more than a million pages indexed in the database and the only drawback is that we will find ads.
Candle is almost identical to Google and even its design will remind you of the classic Mountain View search engine. But it's nothing like it in content as it only displays .onion results and not results from the surface of the Internet. To use it, you just have to choose the exact keywords and it will show you all the results available. It is quite simple and intuitive if you are looking for something general.
To find informations in NotEvil, it will be enough to match the keywords of what you need. Just use the search bar and press the enter button to find the relevant results that interest you. It has all sorts of links that will take you to pages you find useful and has no ads to disturb you among all the available information you can find. In addition, the interface is quite simple and you will find it easy to use.
GramsGrams allows you to find all kinds of content on the black market. If you are using the Deep Web or the Dark Web to buy something, it is one of the best options you can use for this and it is specifically designed to find content for buying and selling. Business vector created by pch.vector - www.freepik.com
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