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. As of December 2022, the website Mangago.me gets an estimated 68.8 million monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates that Mangago.me was founded on December 25, 2014.

Is Mangago Safe?

I analyzed mangago.me for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam. Here are the results:

I checked the site Mangago.me on an online malware scanner Sucuri 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: Sucuri scan for the site Mangago.me.

Mangago Sucuri results

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To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site Mangago.me and it says the page is suspicious. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site Mangago.me.

Unmask Parasites cites 3 suspicious inline scripts found:

// $("#header_wrapper").snowfall({collection : '.nav', flakeCount : 50});

var lazyLoadInstance = new LazyL...

var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-20788704-1']);
_gaq.push(['_setSampleRate', '20']);

(function() {
var cx = '003461804156313908060:nsq0dyxq3xk';
var gcse = document.createElement('script');
gcse.type = 'tex...

Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain Mangago.me. The scan detected at least one file communicating with the domain and no security vendor flagged the site as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the site Mangago.me.

Mangago VirusTotal results

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. Overall grade: Suspicious.

Links and Profiles

Website: mangago.me


1. SimilarWeb – Mangago.me

2. Wayback Machine – Mangago.me