Posts Tagged ‘file host’

Attention – Some Fosshub Downloads Compromised

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

It’s been quite a while since I’ve used Fosshub, but for those who do, it might be a good idea to avoid it for a while.

Some software programs on Fosshub, a free project hosting service, appear to be compromised and serve malware payloads. Fosshub is a popular file hosting service that software projects such as Classic Shell, qBittorrent, Audacity, MKVToolNix, and others use as their primary file download service.


Bayfiles, File Hosting by the Founders of Piratebay

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Given PirateBay’s past history, I bet the copyright police will be keeping a close eye on Bayfiles.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of file hosting sites that offer their services on the Internet. The popular ones offer both free and premium accounts, and limit the maximum size of files that can be uploaded. A new player in the file hosting niche needs to either come up with ingenious features that the others do not offer, make the whole uploading, sharing and downloading more convenient, or have the backing of a company or popular web site.


Megaupload Instant Download Helper for Google Chrome

Monday, January 31st, 2011

If you spend a lot of time downloading from file hosting sites, you might find this interesting …

Add-ons and extensions that promise to speed up the downloading of files that are hosted on file hosts such as Rapidshare or Megaupload come and go all the time. The main reason for this fluctuation is the cat and mouse game between file hosting providers and extension developers.


Rapidshare Gets Major Overhaul

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I hope this isn’t the beginning of the end of Rapidshare. Rapidshare provides a simple, useful way to exchange data … and yes, I mean legal data, not pirated music.

Rapidshare has been pressured from several angles in the past years. Law enforcement agencies that called for the shutdown of the service, or better controlling and filtering of uploaded files, rival file hosting sites that gained lots of ground due to attractive and more powerful disk space and traffic limits, and users who were fed up with all the waiting on the site.