What Is xHamster?
xHamster (xHamster.com) is a porn tube site and self-described Cypriot pornographic media and social networking site. It has free and premium porn videos. xHamster was founded by Oleg Netepenko and Dmitri Gussew and is owned by Hammy Media Ltd. Its headquarters is in Limassol, Cyprus. According to SimilarWeb, the website xHamster.com gets an estimated 1.3 billion monthly views. According to Wikipedia, xHamster.com was founded in 2007.
Is xHamster Safe?
I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if xHamster is safe and legitimate. Here are the results:
I installed the Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Chrome browser and was able to browse the site xHamster.com without the browser guard listing the domain as compromised or malicious.
To check this further I ran malware scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot – Search & Destroy and both scans came back clean. I also ran a full system-wide scan with Microsoft Defender on Windows 11 and it returned no malware detection.
To try to confirm that the site is clean, I also checked the site xHamster.com on an online malware scanner and it returned a 404 Not Found site issue. However, even with the 404, the malware scanner listed the site xHamster.com as a low security risk, meaning it was still able to scan the domain, and no malware, injected spam, or defacements were detected. What’s more, we can see the site xHamster.com is not blacklisted by any security vendors. You can see the results of the scab here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/xHamster.com
Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal for the domain xHamster.com and the scan detected at least three files communicating with the domain and no security vendor flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/xhamster.com
In conclusion, the site xHamster.com is a low security risk and passed all our malware scans. There was one site issue (404 Not Found), but it wasn’t enough to prevent the domain from being scanned still and the scan returned no malware detection.