Is Zippyshare.com Safe?

Zippyshare.com is a website that has been around for quite a while, over a decade, to be more precise. It functions as a place where users can upload and share files. It tries to attract users by offering some truly appealing features, such as being completely free, having no download limits, no need to sign-up, and unlimited space. While all this sounds amazing, is the site safe?

The short answer is mostly yes. That site itself can be considered safe, but some caution is still needed when using it. There is a chance that the user who has uploaded the file you seek may have injected it with a threat or added other intrusive functionalities to it. However, a far more common concern is the dubious advertisements that users encounter while visiting and using Zippyshare. Many have complained that they are being presented with advertisements for sites unsuitable for people under 18. The advertisements also could lead to other shady pages that might be running phishing schemes or various online tactics.

Some PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) also could try to install themselves onto the users' computers sneakily. If successful, these applications may then act as adware delivering more unwanted advertisements, a browser hijacker that will modify the user's Web browser to start opening an unfamiliar address or both at the same time.

In the end, it is up to each user to decide how vital the desired file is and if the surrounding risks of using Zippyshare are worth getting it.