What Is zippyshare.com?

Zippyshare (zippyshare.com) is a file-sharing website. Zippyshare is free to use for an unlimited number of files up to the size of 500MB each. Zippyshare allows you to upload files without creating a user account, which is unique for file-sharing sites. Zippyshare also offers unlimited bandwidth for downloading files; however, a file is automatically deleted if it hasn’t received any downloads for 30 days.

Zippyshare offers some features few other file-sharing sites do; however, the fact that a file is automatically deleted after 30 days is the drawback. Many files are important for the internet and its people and don’t necessarily get views every 30 days, making it not suitable for many people looking for cloud storage. Nevertheless, its unique package of features will be suitable for some people. Zippyshare can offer free storage space because ads are sponsoring the links.

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Website: zippyshare.com

Is zippyshare.com Safe?

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

I checked the site zippyshare.com on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with outdated software (Nginx under 1.17.3). You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site zippyshare.com.

Zippyshare.com Sucuri results

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Sucuri says the site zippyshare.com doesn’t have any malware; however, it did detect outdated software (Nginx under 1.17.3). Subsequently, Sucuri has graded the site zippyshare.com as a medium security risk.

Some hardening improvements can be made:

  • Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Alternatively, you can use Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors 'none'.
  • Missing security header to prevent Content Type sniffing.
  • 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
  • Default server banners displayed. Your site is displaying your web server default banners.

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

On a positive note, no associated security vendor has blacklisted the site zippyshare.com, meaning they don’t view it as malicious.

To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site zippyshare.com and it said the page was suspicious. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site zippyshare.com.

Unmask Parasites says it found 1 suspicious inline script listed below:

$(document).ready(function() {
var uploader = new plupload.Uploader({
runtimes: 'html5,flash,html4',
browse_button: 'brow...

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

Zippyshare.com VirusTotal results

In conclusion, the site zippyshare.com runs outdated software (Nginx under 1.17.3) and was graded as a medium security risk by Sucuri. Unmask Parasites also found 1 suspicious script. However, no security vendors associated with Sucuri or VirusTotal have flagged the domain as malicious, though it does have a negative community score. Overall grade: Relatively Safe.


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