What Is Pornhost.com?
Pornhost (pornhost.com) is a porn tube site that allows you to upload your own amateur videos and they will host them for you. They also offer an affiliate program where they pay you for your movies. As of December 2022, pornhost.com gets an estimated 200,000 monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. And the Wayback Machine estimates pornhost.com was founded on July 4, 1998.
Is Pornhost.com Safe?
I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if pornhost.com is safe and legit. Here are the results:
I installed the Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Edge browser and was able to browse the site pornhost.com without any issues.
To check this further I ran malware scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot on my computer after browsing the site pornhost.com and they returned no malware detection. I also ran a system-wide scan with Microsoft Defender and no malware was found.
To try to confirm that the site is clean, I also checked the site pornhost.com on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no major issues. You can see the same here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/Pornhost.com
Sucuri says the site pornhost.com is a low security risk; however, it did have some minor issues. First, the scan detected that pornhost.com was using a TLS certificate that didn’t match the host name. Moreover, the site pornhost.com could make some hardening improvements such as solving the missing security headers listed below:
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 Strict-Transport-Security security header.
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 security headers are minor issues that don’t change the overall grade of the scan. I can see that the TLS certificate site issue wasn’t enough to change the overall grade of the scan either.
On a positive note, no security vendor associated with Sucuri has blacklisted the site pornhost.com, meaning they don’t think the site is malicious.
Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain pornhost.com and no security vendor has flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/pornhost.com
In conclusion, Pornhost is a low security risk. Sucuri didn’t detect any malware. Moreover, no security vendor associated with Sucuri or VirusTotal has flagged the domain as malicious.