Can you get computer viruses by going into porn sites?

can you get viruses ?

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Yes. It’s possible. Depends what you click on and which sites you go to.

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I don’t care. I just watch them :bikini:

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Are you kidding me!? I have a hacker annoying me, I don’t know where I found him but its probably from a bad site. I’ve changed my phone, installed a good antivirus and more and he stills annoying me man;

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do you know what sites are viruses free ?

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I like pornhub. Just don’t click on the popups.

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Not sure if the type of site matters very much. You are probably asking about those stupid "your PC is infected with 99 viruses” Web sites that are difficult to close.

Those sites get served to you by malicious advertising networks that some porn sites feature on their sites to make money.

If your computer is current on security updates, the risk is minimal unless you follow the instructions on those Web site how to infect yourself.

Easiest solution:

  • Use a modern and updated browser.
  • Do not download anything from a source you don’t trust.
  • Do not run media plugins like Flash and Java by default.
  • Do not run media plugins like Flash and Java on a site that you don’t trust, at all.
  • Do not under any circumstance install or run Adobe Reader, it is virtually one big security hole. If you need to read PDF files there are alternatives like the simple reader built into Chrome, or Foxit Reader which can also do a bunch of advanced stuff.
  • Do not grant any kind of permission to a site you don’t trust.
  • Do not grant any kind of permission to a site you do trust unless you are certain that it actually originate from legitimate content which you need to access.
  • An ad blocker will mostly block one of the common attack routes, that is malware infested ads, but if you are following all the other advice correctly it shouldn’t matter much as Flash ads are blocked anyway.
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I keep my adblock on and Malwarebytes takes care of me. I haven’t gotten a virus from a porn site in a long time, but I use Bing video searches now and maybe a few trusted sites like Pornhub.

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Dude, I have a question, could I be hacked if I have an antivirus and Didn’t open any links or malicious site? The only thing my hacker knows its my IP address.

Yes. You can actually be hacked without clicking any link whatsoever and just visiting a page you’re commonly familiar with. This is known as “drive by exploits.” The exploit can resolve remotely (like clicking a link on an infected or scrupulous website) or locally - when your machine is already infected.

A payload can be delivered with or without user interaction but it does require you to come in contact with the code that will begin the exploitation process.

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Is a virus from a porn site an STD?

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Sillicon transmitted disease?

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I like that. It’s good.

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Yes you can.

When i was into porn, I would download a bunch of it instead of going on sites to avoid viruses.

(Don’t know if I’m allowed to write this, please delete if it’s not appropriate.

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you can get it from clicking links but beware there is a scam claiming it’s Microsoft and a Trojan hit your computer and to call their number. Do not, I’ve had several fakes pull this on me and relatives. screen shot with phone and report. anytime someone tells you you’ve been hacked and gives a number take picture, shut down and look up true sites number from another source.

oh and report it all

Yes, you can get terrible viruses and malware. I used to let my ex husband go to all kinds of terrible porn sites on my computer. Really stupid.

Yes, this is extremely common. When I ran my computer repair biz, the majority of older guys with infected computers got them that way by surfing pr0n. With the ladies, it was playing the free games that would lead to infections (either the games hid a nasty payload or the ads on the gaming sites did). With teen males it could have either been pr0n, using cracks for software, or both.

yes they are the major source for viruses

Well it’s not just porn sites it’s innocent sites too and if you have friends in the right places they will silently track them, even foreign criminals.