Box ( and formerly is a file-sharing website. A large percentage of Box users are businesses due to the company’s pricing structure. Subsequently, if you’re the average internet user, you may not hear about it before you learn other names such as Mega and Dropbox. Box gets new users by offering products and solutions for businesses.

Box was cofounded by Aaron Levie, Dylan Smith, Jeff Queisser, and Sam Ghods. Box struggled to grow as a company until Mark Cuban invested $350,000 in 2005. The Wayback Machine shows the domain was originally used in January of 1998, suggesting it may have been acquired by Aaron Levie, the cofounder believed to have started the project, at a later date. According to Wikipedia, Box wasn’t founded by Aaron Levie until 2005, suggesting he bought the domain with some of the funding of Mark Cuban.

As of February 2023, the site has 44.7 million monthly views, according to Similar Web. The Wayback Machine estimates was founded on February 29, 2000. The Internet Archive has saved 22,480 times between February 29, 2000 and December 3, 2023.

Is Safe?

I analyzed for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam. Here are the results:

I checked on Sucuri, and it returned with no issues. Results: Sucuri scan for the site Sucuri results

Security hardening flaws:

  • Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Affected pages:
  • Missing security header to prevent Content Type sniffing. Affected pages:

I then ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on and it found 2 suspicious inline scripts and 1 hidden external link. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for the site

I have listed them below:

Hidden link:

Long suspicious script:


Long suspicious script:

(function(){var js = "window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'7a50b7919acace40',m:'0rndNVPP2I3vkbHGoCw86k.SIT4MnjadE4gjR5sDVvc-16783...

I also checked on VirusTotal, and it is clean. Results: VirusTotal scan for the site VirusTotal results

In conclusion, doesn’t have malware and is a low security risk according to Sucuri. Unmask Parasites did find a suspicious link and 2 suspicious long scripts. No security vendors on VirusTotal or Sucuri have flagged as malicious. OVERALL GRADE: Relatively Safe.

Links and Profiles



1. SimilarWeb –

2. Wayback Machine –