What Is Mangago?

Mangago (Mangago.me) is a site offering various types of manga, including Yaoi manga, Doujinshi manga, Shounen Ai manga, Shoujo manga, Yuri manga, Romance manga, Fantasy manga, and more. According to SimilarWeb, the website Mangago.me gets an estimated 68.8 million monthly views. The Wayback Machine estimates Mangago.me was founded on December 25, 2014.

Is Mangago Safe?

To find out if Mangago is safe, I conducted a series of malware tests. Here are the results:

I installed the Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Chrome browser and proceeded to surf the website Mangago.me and the browser guard didn’t restrict me from browsing which means it didn’t think the site had been compromised.

To check this further, I ran two malware scans — one with Malwarebytes and the other with Spybot Search and Destroy — and both scans did not detect any malware on my computer. I then ran another scan with Microsoft Defender and chose to run the full scan which means it scans my entire hard drive and still no malware was found.

To try to confirm that the site is clean, I also checked the site Mangago.me on an online malware scanner and unfortunately, it did find some issues. First, the scan failed due to a 403 Forbidden error. This error could be because the site is down or because the site has purposefully restricted access to the malware scanner. Since I am able to browse the site and confirm it is working, it seems the site is purposefully restricting access. Second, the site Mangago.me is also blacklisted by at least one security vendor (McAfee). You can see the same here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/Mangago.me

Mangago Sucuri

In conclusion, the site Mangago.me appears to be restricting access to some parts of its server so we can’t scan it. Moreover, it is blacklisted by at least one security vendor. Overall the site is considered a critical security risk.