In March 2013 GfK and OpSec published the first study about the way consumers are using sharehosters (filehoster, one-click-hoster).
The GfK Media Efficiency Panel made it possible to get a detailed overview of the surfing behaviour of Internet users visiting the three sharehosters uploaded, rapidshare and share-online.
These three hosters had more than 7.8 million German users in 2012. 60% of them visited the sharehosters at least twice a year.
OpSec, who checked the links, found out that the 96.5% of these visits were to download of illegal files. More than 50% of all downloads were movies and TV-shows.
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