What Is MediaFire.com?
MediaFire (mediafire.com) is a file hosting and sharing website where you can upload your files to your own account and then keep them for personal use or choose to share them with others over the internet. It is an advanced cloud storage site that not only allows you to store files in the cloud but use various features to share them with others. MediaFire is one of the only cloud storage sites to offer links that can be shared and downloaded directly without the need of opening a webpage on the cloud storage site beforehand. This not only saves users a click but can conceal which cloud storage service a webmaster is using.
Is MediaFire.com Safe?
I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if mediafire.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 mediafire.com without any issues.
To check this further I ran malware scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot on my computer after browsing the site mediafire.com 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 mediafire.com on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no major issues. You can see the same here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/mediafire.com
Sucuri says the scan encountered a 403 Forbidden site issue on the following URL:
However, that didn’t prevent the rest of the site from being scanned. Sucuri says the site mediafire.com is a low security risk and doesn’t have any malware. It also says that no associated security vendors have blacklisted the site mediafire.com.
Some hardening improvements could be made such as solving the missing security headers:
Missing security header to prevent Content Type sniffing.
Missing Strict-Transport-Security security header. Affected pages:
https://www.mediafire.com/ for Google’s UA
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
On a positive note, the site mediafire.com is using a website firewall already to protect against hacks and DDoS attacks.
Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain mediafire.com and no security vendor has flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/mediafire.com
In conclusion, the site mediafire.com is a low security risk and doesn’t have malware according to Sucuri. Moreover, no security vendors associated with Sucuri or VirusTotal have flagged the domain as malicious.