What Is Rule34.xxx?

Rule 34 (rule34.xxx) is a porn search engine. As of December 2022, the site rule34.xxx gets an estimated 119.0 million monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates rule34.xxx was founded on January 23, 2012.

Website: https://rule34.xxx/

Is Rule34.xxx Safe?

I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if Rule 34 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 rule34.xxx without it saying the site is compromised or malicious.

To check this further I ran malware scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot on my computer after using the site rule34.xxx and they returned no malware detection. I also ran a system-wide scan with Microsoft Defender and no malware was found.

To confirm that the site is clean, I also checked the site rule34.xxx on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no issues. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site rule34.xxx.

Rule 34 Sucuri results

The results of the scan were very positive. No malware was found and the site is not blacklisted by any security vendor. Moreover, it also uses a website firewall to protect itself from hackers.

Some improvements could be made such as creating an SPF record for the email and fixing numerous 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. Affected pages:

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 are minor issues and don’t change the overall scan result.

Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain rule34.xxx and no security vendor has flagged the site as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the site rule34.xxx.

Rule34.xxx VirusTotal results

In conclusion, the site rule34.xxx is safe to visit — no malware was found during our scans and the site is not flagged or blacklisted as malicious by any security vendor.