I know not whether the linked torrent contains a virus, but you should note that it contains the entire English language content of MIA - i.e. 10 GB - whereas the stuff that's going to be removed from MIA is only around 100MB.
Someone on the MIA Facebook group has created a torrent of just the stuff that's going to be removed; see this thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5636348598/permalink/10152353155103599/
Or, if you prefer, the info hash for the torrent is e0460a773a3e6b7fb4afe2015c92c3c5337f1b7e.
(If you're using Transmission, you can just enter the info hash and it will do the rest for you; otherwise you can construct a magnet link by using the format magnet:?xt=urn:btih:INFOHASH)