AlphaBay Market Guide

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You have found the motherload. We have been studying the dark web and in particular AlphaBay for a long time now.


We have put together the most comprehensive guide online to help you access AlphaBay, navigate around the site while also providing you with the most up to date security tips to help you remain anonymous online.

Since AlphaBay opened its doors to the Darknet community, it has been one of the most highly reputed and well-maintained markets around.

NOTE: AlphaBay was shut down by the feds and DeSnake (Alphabay Admin and creator) was captured and hung himself in jail. It is sad to see the biggest and best market ever to close (Hansa and Silk Road 3.1 also have closed at the same time) but not to worry. The next biggest market is Dream Market, just go to Go to and you are back on a good dark net market. Remember, be as safe and private as you can on the darkweb, now more than ever, use PGP, VPN and a different email.

With more than 225,000 listings (150,000 drug listings), it is not strange to find its massive growth due to the wide range of products available for purchase.

Make no mistake, AlphaBay is the largest Darknet Market in the world, it is 3 times bigger than its closest competitor.

Firstly, I will explain some of the common terminology, so you don’t feel lost.

The Deep Web is everything on the internet that can not be indexed by search engines like Google. It can not be indexed if it cannot be reached via a clickable link from the on the site that you can get to via the home page eg. behind a membership login.

Some of Deep Web can be accessed by normal browser’s like Chrome or Firefox.

Then there is the Dark Web, this is a smaller sub-section of the Deep Web that is home to darknet markets, online forums and various other sites that can only be accessed via the Tor browser as these sites use .onion URL’s instead of the normal .com, .net, and .org.

These sites on the Dark Web, are usually porn sites, fetish sites, forms, blogs and darknet markets (like AlphaBay) that are full of drugs, porn, weapons, counterfeit items, hacking goods and services, stolen data etc. and also there are some legal goods on there too.

The Tor Browser is the most widely used dark web browser to access .onion addresses. Without it, you cannot get to AlphaBay Market.

How To Access AlphaBay Market Step By Step Guide

Step 1: Get a VPN
Go here and get yourself a good VPN. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is just a software app that you can run with one click that will run in the background on any computer or mobile device.

A lot of people (mostly newbies) think that Tor is enough to cover your tracks and carry out your dark web activities safely, this simply is not true. Your number one concern while hanging out in the Dark Web should be concealing your identity, you need to take this seriously.

When using Tor to access AlphaBay or any other Darknet Market, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and the Government (Police etc.) can tell you are doing it. This is because when you use Tor, it has a special type of signature that they can tell that you are using Tor.

They will then log your usage and start looking at everything you do online. These guys are experts at this stuff so you need to make it as hard as possible for them to find out what you are doing.


If you use a good VPN with Tor then you will add an extra layer of encryption to your data and also add another layer of anonymity to your location and identity. Your ISP and any other government agencies snooping, won’t know that you are on the dark web, they won’t even know you are using Tor.

It will look like you are just another person using a VPN for work purposes.

Furthermore, a VPN will assign you a new IP address that thousands of other people are using at the same time.

So even if Tor was compromised and they traced your IP address back then it would lead to the VPN IP address and not your own that leads to where you live.

What to look for in a VPN for the Dark Web

  1. No Logs (no logging of your VPN usage)
  2. Compatible and tested with Tor
  3. Fast Speed
  4. Bitcoin as optional payment
  5. Large selection of countries and servers to connect to

>> Find a Good VPN Here <<

After you find a good VPN, just install it (usually 2 or 3 clicks), turn it on, then continue.


Step 2: Download Tor browser.

As you might have heard already, there is a free special browser and network called Tor. Tor browser allows you to surf the internet on the Tor network through a series of ‘tor nodes’.

This same Tor network also allows its users to connect to darknet markets which would otherwise be inaccessible to a regular user.

You can only access the Deep Web and darknet markets with special browsers like Tor. Normal browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox won’t work.

Tor Browser official site for download:

Do not mess with the Tor browser settings when you install it, eg. don’t change the JavaScript (JS) block setting, this can cause you to unwittingly give up your real IP address. You want to always block JavaScript.


Step 4: Install Tor Browser.

After the above download is complete, click on the download to start the installation. Select your language and location to install. It should only take about 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 5: Close down everything

Close all apps and programs running on your computer except for your VPN, especially close those that are accessing the internet like Skype, Google Drive, Drop Box etc. These can leak your location. You can do all of this via your tray icon (if on a PC).

Step 6: Open up Tor browser

Once Tor browser has launched, either copy the AlphaBay URL and paste it into the browser or just come here and click the link.

The official .onion link for AlphaBay URL is http://pwoah7foa6au2pul.onion/affiliate.php?ref=2t61P1985

Step 7. Register.

It is necessary to register your account before you are able to view the content of the site. The registration information is pretty straight forward.

Pick your username and your password, but make sure they are something you never used before and also something that does not include any information that can link your AlphaBay persona to you.


After that, there is the six-digit PIN code which will be used to protect your Bitcoin wallet on AlphaBay.

Step 8. Profile Information.

The following step is just entering some optional personal information that will make communicating with other users of AlphaBay easier, but those are not necessary and should not be paid much attention to.

DO NOT ENTER ANYTHING THAT CAN BE LINKED TO YOU. eg. don’t enter the URL of one of your websites, don’t enter in a profile that describes yourself. You are just making it easy for LE to link the account to you.

Step 9 PGP Key.

Lastly, there is the field for your public PGP key, this is optional at registration but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you enter this info before you do anything other than browse the site.

This key will be used to encrypt messages that come and go from you so no one else can read them except who you want to read them.

When you enter all of this information you will be redirected to AlphaBay Home Page. PGP instructions, if you don’t already know how to use it, are further down the guide.Alphabay-darknet-registration-page-PGP

Then Register



Step 10 You’re In!

The listings on AlphaBay are in the form of a large list with the possibility of filtering out or searching for appropriate products.

You can see the menu on the lower left side bar with all the different categories, your profile info on the left, how much bitcoin you have in your market wallet and your login on the top right, current market values for Bitcoin in the top menu bar etc.



Now you can browse around and check out all that AlphaBay has to offer. The choice of goods is staggering, from unlimited accounts on paid porn sites, free unlimited Netflix accounts, credit card details, guides on growing weed, and not to mention the biggest selection of drugs anywhere online.

By now you have seen the awesome selection of goods available on AlphaBay.

The information contained below are instructions on how to search and navigate around the site which can come in really handy on a sit like AlphaBay.

Finding The Goods.

1. Filter. You will want to select the appropriate category on the left “BROWSE CATEGORIES”, this will let you see more listing just like what you are looking for.

So I am selecting “Guides & Tutorials” then “Hacking”. I can now see a selection of hacking goods and services.



2. Search.

You can then (or instead of the category selection) do a more detailed search via the search bar on the left. I entered in the search term “hacking guide” and then you can set the filters to whatever suits you.




3. Search Result.

You will then get the results from the search. Then click on the result and take a look.



4. Read Product Listing.

When looking at AlphaBay marketplace, it is important to always look for vendors with a great number of positive reviews and it is also good to research them further on forums or ask around on AlphaBay subreddit to confirm the quality of their service.

Make sure to read through the description, check their “Trust Level” (1 being the lowest and 5 being the best), Check their vendor level (1 being the lowest and 5 being the best), You can see where the product is coming from and where they ship to etc.




5. Check Vendor.

You want to give your vendor a good check over, you do this by clicking on their vendor name next to their profile picture, in this case, “potayo200”.

You then go to the vendor User Profile where you can see all of their sales, feed back etc. you can find out a lot of info on this page and decide if this is a person you want to do business with.

It is set up just like Amazon and eBay, you can check how much positive feed back they have, how good they are at sending packages with stealth, the quality of their product, value etc.



If you think this guide helped then please share it around so others can use it to stay safe on AlphaBay.

The article shows you how to safely access and navigate around AlphaBay. This site doesn’t encourage any illegal activity what so ever. If you purchase or use illegal good such as drugs and weapons you run the risk of imprisonment with law enforcement as well as harm and even death.


4 thoughts on “AlphaBay Market Guide

  1. Please send my links to places were I can by ‘thing’s that make my head feel better.thx so much
    P.S. I got ca$h burning a hole in my pockets

  2. Feds raided my house due to a package that got caught at the border… I wish I had used TAILS and PGP etc.. Would have saved me a lot of worry and also my 2015 MacBook pro wouldn’t have been seized & destroyed for being used to commit a crime… Bottom line better safe than sorry, and most importantly USE A DROP HOUSE IF YOU CAN (i.e. not your own address).

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