Is Gostream Safe? Why You Should not Download Movies from GoStream

Gostream is an online video platform formally called123 movies where you can find free movies and stream them for free. Gostream, also known as 123 movies. It was called number world’s most popular illegal site in March 2018.  In December 2019, they stay active via clone sites.

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123movies has changed its name to GoMovies as well as its online domain name which is However, you can equally find other domain names online for their website. They include 123movies4u, GoMovies123,, and many others.

Though looks ok and you should know that almost all streaming sites online that enable you to watch films for free are illegal. That is the more reason why 123Movies has been troubled and harrassed severally by authorities to change their names and hosting providers. Though, if you ask me, I wouldn’t risk watching movies from an illegal website so as to avoid getting sued and worst of all is getting infected with ransomware, virus, malware, and many others.

People have also been laying complains that they get pop-up messages to fill in their credit card information and other personal information. And that implies that someone is trying to steal your personal information with the intention of using it to commit crimes.

Is 123Movies safe?

It’s no longer news that 123Movies isn’t safe to use. Like I said earlier, so many people have been laying complaints that the site often distributes malware and other viruses. The viruses and malware are being sent to your computer through JavaScript that is already contained on the website or through ads from the website. That is why you are advised to always skip any pop-up ads you see when downloading or watching movies from the website. This includes the website and the mobile app. There are also fake sites that look very much like 123Movies. When you see those sites, avoid them.

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I will advise you not to visit the site and keep aside the fact that it’s free. But if you choose to visit the site, make sure that your device is being protected with a quality anti-virus program and firewall. If not, your device is likely to be infected with malware and viruses.

Although owners of the 123Movies may not have an intention to harm their users or visitors. The ads displayed on their website from external parties can still harm users by infecting them with malware and viruses. As well as redirecting them to other malicious sites.

Why you Should not Download Movies from GoStream

Despite all the warnings and harassment given to GoStream and other piracy websites. Such as 123Movies, Movierulz, and Tamilrockers, they still didn’t heed to those warnings.

Well, who would want to pay for a movie when they can easily get it, watch it and download it for free. But the truth be told, you are unknowingly supporting illegal businesses and if you get caught, you will be sued! Following the reports, owing to piracy business in India, the film industry losses more than Rs. 1800 crores every year.

We all know that it is not easy to produce films. Okay assuming you produce a film, and the film reaches the mobile device of so many people without them paying for it. How would you feel?. Of course, you will get bittered and be very sad because you have lost so much money. That’s how it is for the film industry.

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So I would advise you to visit legal free movies downloading websites or OTT such as Ullu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Alt Balaji. Rather than visiting illegal and torrent websites like GoStream or GoMovies.

Legal alternatives to 123Movies

Some alternatives to 123Movies include:

SONY Crackle: This is one of the trusted best legal streaming platforms. It enables you to watch movies on your device. Such as iPhone, Android phone, Xbox, Playstation, Roku, etc.

Tubi TV: This is only available in the United States. It is supported by commercials but it is totally free.

Yidio: Yidio is also a free legal site where you can full TV shows, full episodes and so on.

Popcornflix: This is also a free streaming site that enables users to download movies, TV shows for free.

Snagfilms: This website is also supported by commercials and it has over 2000 movies and TV shows on its site.

Hotstar: Hotstar is an Indian OTT platform where you can also stream and download movies, TV shows and series for free.

 Amazon Prime Video: This is a free streaming platform but users are to subscribe after a 30-days free trial provided by the company.