Why Rapidgator ?
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 UL.to and some others) keeps files for YEARS.
Also Zippyshare, Mega, MediFire, DropBox etc - have limits in max file size, overall space for files, slow uploading speed (no FTP support) unlike Rapidgator, ul.to, etc.
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 another 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 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.
Also it's easy and cheap to buy premium account and get all benefits like: high download speed, simultaneous downloads, download big files, no ads, no waiting time, no queues, etc.
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