Zippyshare/Mega/MediFire/etc are good filehostings just for your
leech needs of
(usually limited up to 100mb) because they
after 30 days of inactivity. Rapidgator (as well as uploaded.to, alfafile, hitfile and some others) keeps files for YEARS
Zippyshare is blocked in some counties: Germany, United Kingdom, and Spain (for now)
Also Zippyshare, Mega, MediFire, DropBox etc - have limits in max file size, overall space for files, slow uploading speed (no FTP support)
After some abuses from copyright-owners to Mega, Dropbox, Zippyshare they delete uploader's account and all uploaded files
, unlike other filehostings.
But in this case, I have to keep reuploading everything every couple of months for other 1-2 leechers that vanish asap they get what they missed.
It's perfectly possible to download from Rapidgator as free user - yes, it's slow, it has a cooldown, but still possible.
All those nubbish "omg, I get virus warning" - it's just
(quite popular & reliable one w/o profit shit or smth), not warez or porn site, you don't have to download and run some
, you just retrieve uploaded packed files
. Usually, antivirus alerts you not about Rapidgator itself, but various advertising popup windows within it.
So get a bit of brains and add an exception rule in yer mighty anti-virus software or just uninstall it (it's pretty much of a virus by itself, slowing down and wtf doing/lurking in the netz in the background - just avoid truly unreliable sites).
Torrents are red flags for ISP and others.
Torrenting carries risks. If you torrent copyrighted material, there’s a chance the authorities will catch and punish you. Governments and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) work to make life difficult for people who torrent media files and pirate software. Some ISPs, in the UK for instance, block access to some torrenting-related websites. It’s incredibly easy for ISPs and copyright holders to catch people who haven’t taken precautions sharing copyrighted material. Finding this information within any torrenting client software is easy. Copyright holders and ISPs therefore only need monitor the activity on popular files to be led straight to the IP addresses of those downloading the files or making them available to others. This is enough information to lead to the front door of the person with the internet connection involved. It is also often sufficient to kick off a legal challenge. Copyright trolls track down people downloading copyrighted material. Some work independently. Others have arrangements with copyright holders, who support their efforts to secure settlements with people who have downloaded their copyrighted material illegally.
Basically when you download torrents you are a seeder yourself which makes it possible for others who are downloading the same torrent to get your IP with a single click (yea, single click not joking). This leads to our second point i.e. Getting problems with the law !! yes in places like the USA, Germany, Austria, UK where content protection laws are quite strong and police or copyright trolls actually take action on such stuff. This has happened many times and they basically find you using your IP that gets leaked while you download torrents.
According to online safety services - Rapidgator is safe for browsing
, you can check it yourself:
Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page - This site is not currently listed as suspicious. No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days. Check again
Trend Micro Site Safety Center - The latest tests indicate that this URL contains no malicious software and shows no signs of phishing Check again
Norton Safe Web found no issues with this site - Check again
McAfee SiteAdvisor - Here's how we rated the files you can download from this site - 100% safe - Check again
Sucuri SiteCheck - No Malware Detected by External Scan Check again
For free downloading just click little button "Slow download", and not big one "DOWNLOAD".