Therefore If you or someone you know is thinking about streaming or downloading movies for free you should be fully aware you will be partaking in illegal activity as it will be a breech of copyright. There is also another reason why it is a bad idea to try and find free movies online and this is the risk of computer viruses. Sites that host such movies for free are not run by trusted companies and so could well be virus-ridden. You can pick up these viruses by simply going on their site. The virus can completely disable your computer or even steal personal details that could result in your bank account being hacked. The cost of fixing a computer that is riddled with viruses can be a lot more than it would have cost to hire or buy the movie in the first place.
More trusted sites like YouTube sometimes have movies uploaded by members which are cut into sections but they are normally quickly removed due to breeching copyright.