What Is gofile.io?

Gofile (gofile.io) is a free file hosting and sharing platform. Gofile offers free cloud storage and relies on donations; however, the space isn’t unlimited; rather, its free service is “suitable to most users” with the option to unlock more space if you need it. According to SimilarWeb, the site gofile.io gets an estimated 61.8 million monthly views. The Wayback Machine estimates that gofile.io was founded on December 19, 2014. The site gofile.io wasn’t crawled by the Wayback Machine much until 2018; however, since then it has been growing steadily each year with most growth occurring in 2020.

Links and Profiles

Website: gofile.io

Is gofile.io Safe?

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

I checked the site box.com on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no issues. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site gofile.io.

Gofile.io Sucuri results

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Sucuri says the site gofile.io doesn’t have malware or any important security issues and is a low security risk.

Some hardening improvements can be made such as adding a website firewall and fixing the missing security headers listed below:

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

However, these hardening improvements don’t impact the Sucuri grade.

To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site gofile.io and the page seems to be clean. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site gofile.io.

I also checked the domain gofile.io on VirusTotal and no security vendor has flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the site gofile.io.

Gofile.io VirusTotal results

In conclusion, the site gofile.io doesn’t have malware and was graded a low security risk by Sucuri. Unmask Parasites also says the site gofile.io seems to be clean. And no security vendors associated with Sucuri or VirusTotal have flagged the domain as malicious. Overall grade: Very Safe.


1. SimilarWeb – gofile.io

2. Wayback Machine – gofile.io