What Is FMovies.to?

FMovies (fmovies.to) is a site offering free movies available to be streamed. As of December 2022, the site fmovies.to gets an estimated 85.0 million monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates fmovies.to was founded on March 18, 2016. It quickly became one of the most heavily trafficked sites in the world and was popular throughout most of 2016.

Website: https://fmovies.to/

Is FMovies.to Safe?

I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if fmovies.to is safe and legit. Here are the results:

I installed the Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Edge browser and was able to browse the site fmovies.to without any issues.

To check this further I ran malware scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot on my computer after browsing the site fmovies.to and they returned no malware detection. I also ran a system-wide scan with Microsoft Defender and no malware was found.

To try to confirm that the site is clean, I also checked the site fmovies.to on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with a 503 Service Unavailable Scan Failed issue. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site fmovies.to.

FMovies.to Sucuri results

Failed scans don’t necessarily mean that there is malware; it simply means Sucuri couldn’t run the scan. But when that happens, Sucuri lists the site as a medium security risk. However, Sucuri says that no associated security vendor has blacklisted the site.

Moreover, Sucuri says some security headers below could be improved:

Missing security header to prevent Content Type sniffing.

Missing Strict-Transport-Security security header. Affected pages:

Missing Content-Security-Policy directive. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use default-src if all values are the same): script-src, object-src, base-uri, frame-src

The site fmovies.to should also consider creating an SPF record to avoid email spam.

Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain fmovies.to, and 6 out of 88 security vendors have flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the domain fmovies.to.

FMovies.to VirusTotal results

From our experience, 6 security vendors flagging a site as malicious is rare and does suggest the site fmovies.to may indeed be malicious.

In conclusion, our initial scan with Sucuri failed which can happen and doesn’t mean a site is malicious. However, we ran another scan with VirusTotal and at least 6 security vendors have flagged the site fmovies.to as malicious. We recommend avoiding this site.