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Can I get virus by porn websites

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ignoring the porn part, since it doesn't actually matter. depends on the website and the ad, if the website doesnt screen their ads it's very possible a malicious one might show up and depending on where it redirects you to it could run a script/java on the landing page to automatically download something to your PC.

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Depends on a site you're on.


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Yes, it's like any other website. You'll find viruses on any type of website and porn sites are no exception.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, Arika S said:

ignoring the porn part, since it doesn't actually matter. depends on the website and the ad, if the website doesnt screen their ads it's very possible a malicious one might show up and depending on where it redirects you to it could run a script/java on the landing page to automatically download something to your PC.

Thank you for so fast answers guys. 

It was pornhub and It was Pop-up ad when you click on a vid on their website

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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 minutes ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Depends on a site you're on.

Thank you for so fast answers guys. 

It was pornhub and It was Pop-up ad when you click on a vid on their website

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22 minutes ago, Emil_Loenneberg SE said:

If I click on the video a ad comes up

Is that how you get a virus og how exactly is it and is it very likely to happen?

Most likely, that's just a scam to get you to call some call center somewhere in India to get you to pay $$$ in exchange for "removing" a virus that was never there in the first place. Try an ad blocker first.

If you managed to download anything from the ad, then just to be safe, run some anti-virus software. 


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Main porn sites are multimillion businesses, they're mostly safer than most of other websites these days. It's no longer the same underground full-of-virus websites, now is probably easier to get virus from some mainstream website than porn one (if we're talking about big ones, brands that everyone knows, even if don't want to admit that ;) ). I read something about this few years ago in some newspaper and I think it's in fact interesting point of view - they have lot of money so they can hire really good computer security stuff, website designers etc. Of course you're not safe against normal human scams like "give me your credit card" or "sign in here for FREE something" - this may be more dangerous than a virus (you'll lose money, not files on hard drive). But as long as you'll use common sense - you're relatively safe.

 

You can always use Comodo Firewall and its Sandbox desktop. Or even run browser in his sandbox container.

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