What Is Pornhub?

Pornhub (pornhub.com) is a porn tube site owned by Aylo (formerly MindGeek) which owns other sites such as YouPorn, RedTube, and Brazzers. It offers free porn videos. It is known for its high-definition short videos that are often snippets taken from premium videos you would otherwise have to pay for the full versions. Pornhub also offers user profiles and for users to upload their own porn content. A user profile can also add friends similar to a social media site such as Facebook. According to its Wikipedia page, PornHub is the 13th most trafficked site in the world and only second to Xvideos in the pornography niche. Pornhub gets a lot of its traffic from search engines, particularly its category and tag pages which are often high-trafficked pages for some of the most browsed porn categories. As of December 2022, Pornhub gets an estimated 2.6 billion monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. And the Wayback Machine estimates PornHub to be founded on February 1, 2001.

Links and Profiles

Website: pornhub.com
Twitter: @Pornhub

Is Pornhub Safe?

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

First, I browsed the site pornhub.com extensively and then ran a malware scan on my computer with Malwarebytes and it returned no malware detection. I also ran a full scan with Microsoft Defender and no malware was found. Additionally, I was using Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Edge browser while browsing the site pornhub.com and it allowed me to browse freely without suggesting any part of the site I visited was compromised.

I checked the site pornhub.com with online malware scanner Sucuri and it said no malware was found and that it was a low-security risk. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site pornhub.com.

Pornhub Sucuri results

Sucuri says the site pornhub.com is a low security risk and doesn’t have malware or any important security issues.

Some hardening improvements can be made:

  • Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Alternatively, you can use Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors ‘none’.
  • Missing security header to prevent Content Type sniffing.
  • Missing Content-Security-Policy directive. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use default-src if all values are the same): script-src, object-src, base-uri, frame-src

However, these hardening improvements don’t impact the Sucuri grade.

To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site pornhub.com and it returned with a suspicious script warning. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site pornhub.com.

I have listed the script below:

var atatusLoad=function(){var c=document.querySelector("head");function e(){var t;1==(t={min:1,max:14448},min=Math.ceil(t...

Unmask Parasites calls it a “long suspicious script.”

I also checked the site pornhub.com on the online malware scanner VirusTotal and it isn’t flagged as malicious; however, it does have a negative community score. You can find the same here: VirusTotal scan for the site pornhub.com.

Pornhub VirusTotal results

The malware scanners let you know if a site is safe to visit, but they can’t scan the contents of files you may download. For the best real-time protection, we recommend enabling cloud-delivered protection. It will assist in preventing you from downloading malware if it knows it is present.

In conclusion, Sucuri says the site pornhub.com doesn’t have malware. Unmask Parasites says the site watchersweb.com has 1 suspicious inline script. VirusTotal and Sucuri say the domain watchersweb.com isn’t malicious or blacklisted. Overall grade: Relatively Safe.


1. SimilarWeb – pornhub.com

2. Wayback Machine – pornhub.com