Yes, Free Porn Sites Are Riddled With Malware

The stories you may have heard are largely true - many free porn sites on the web are great sources of infection; not STDs, but computer malware. It seems that the free sites differ noticeably from the for-pay sites, in that the subscription sites don't appear to suffer from this. The obvious explanation is that the sites get a LOT of traffic, and to pay for themselves they run ads and they don't seem to be too particular about who puts up the ads - or you you be charitable and say that they don't know. Visitors to Pornhub had a 53% chance of running into malware, and those visiting Xhamster had a 42% chance. What to do? Well, avoiding the sites would certainly help, but other than that make sure your browser is using Smartscreen or similar technology (most of them do by default). You could also install something like WebOfTrust, or use NoScript is you are running the Firefox browser, which would be a bit more proactive.

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