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.
Is Gofile.io Safe?
I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if box.com 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 box.com without any issues.
To check this further I ran malware scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot on my computer after browsing the site box.com and they returned no malware detection. I also ran a system-wide scan with Microsoft Defender and no malware was found.
To confirm that the site is clean, I also checked the site box.com on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no issues. You can see the same here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/gofile.io
Sucuri says the site gofile.io doesn’t have malware. Sucuri also says the site gofile.io is not blacklisted on any of the 9 blacklists that it checked. Overall, Sucuri says the site gofile.io 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 change the overall grade of the scan.
I also 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: https://unmask.sucuri.net/security-report/?page=gofile.io
Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain gofile.io and no security vendor has flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/gofile.io
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.