Imgur (imgur.io) is a sister site to imgur.com. When you visit imgur.com on some devices, you may find it redirect to imgur.io. And when you visit imgur.io on some devices, you may find it redirect to imgur.com. These redirects are setup on purpose by the imgur.com owner. You should find the same content available on either domain; nothing changes to your user experience. However, we can still assess the domains seperately when it comes to malware scans and we should because the sites can differ on a technical level.

As of October 2023, imgur.io has 109.3 million monthly views, according to Similar Web. The Wayback Machine estimates that imgur.io was founded on May 29, 2015. The Internet Archive has saved imgur.io 2,986 times between May 29, 2015 and December 3, 2023.

Is imgur.io Safe?

Here, I analyzed imgur.io for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam:

I checked imgur.io on Sucuri, and it returned with no issues. Results: Sucuri scan for the site orgasm.com.

Imgur.io Sucuri results

Security hardening flaws:

  • Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Affected pages:
    https://imgurinc.com/about
    https://imgurinc.com/advertise
    https://imgurinc.com/careers
    https://imgurinc.com/mobileapps

I then ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on imgur.io, and it is clean. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for the site imgur.io.

I also checked imgur.io on VirusTotal, and it is clean. Results: VirusTotal scan for the site orgasm.com.

Imgur.io VirusTotal results

In conclusion, Sucuri says imgur.io doesn’t have malware. Unmask Parasites says imgur.io is clean. VirusTotal says imgur.io is clean. OVERALL GRADE: Safe.

Links and Profiles

Website: imgur.io

References

1. SimilarWeb – imgur.io

2. Wayback Machine – imgur.io