Q: Don’t porn sites sometimes experience malware problems that they’re actively trying to avoid?I read a news story on The Next that said ESET researchers discovered earlier this year consumers were being tricked into downloading malware that was hidden in what appeared to be a legitimate mobile app for Pornhub. But I’d say that the porn industry has helped pioneer things like video streaming and online payment services, and they don’t want to do things that hurt their businesses. Q: As you said, many people are too embarrassed to admit that they downloaded malware from a porn site.Q: Does a person face an unusually high risk of downloading malicious software — or malware — if they visit a porn site? Porn sites generally don’t have more malware than other kinds of sites. They keep click-click-clicking on links that promise free, high-definition porn.The more you do that, the greater your risk of installing malware.Q: Do hackers develop malware that targets people who use these sites?And is the malware more sophisticated than you would find on other types of sites?A: Users should ignore this message and they should not call the toll free phone number that typically appears with it.This message is associated with adware that hawks flaky support services.
And they should be prepared to hit the off switch the moment anything weird happens.
What are the options for getting rid of the malware?
A: A good security suite will be able to remove most malware infections and should also come with free phone support.
They’re questions many ponder, but most are too embarrassed to answer: Are internet porn sites filled with malicious software?
And what are the best ways to prevent the malware from ending up on your computer or smartphone?