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March 21, 2010 8:31 PM   Subscribe

Where do you go for porn? I'm asking in good faith about a genuine problem. When I look at porn on free websites, I sometimes end up infecting my computer with viruses. I've already installed NoScript, and I scan regularly with MalwareBytes and SuperSpyware. Is there anything I can do to reduce the risk of infecting my computer?

Obviously, I do try to avoid surfing for porn, I've tried stopping completely, but I'm human.

Are there measures you've taken that have kept your computer virus free, while still allowing for occasional porn viewing? Are there free sites you can recommend that have never given you any form of infection?

You can email me at virusfreeporn@gmail.com
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (38 answers total) 76 users marked this as a favorite
 
Youporn.com, pornotube.com.
posted by IndigoRain at 8:33 PM on March 21, 2010


Torrents. Now that Isohunt is gone, it's Cheggit (membership) or TPB.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 8:45 PM on March 21, 2010


Xvideos, Wide6 and Findtubes. I've never had an issue with those.
posted by biochemist at 8:46 PM on March 21, 2010


PureTNA.com
posted by deezil at 8:48 PM on March 21, 2010


Not that I know anything about surfing for porn, but a long time ago it occurred to me that, if one were inclined to surf tube sites like those listed by IndigoRain above, one could do so much more safely using a combination of NoScript and FlashGot + DownThemAll. The FlashGot + DownThemAll combination allows one to download the videos from such sites, so with this setup one can watch the videos on Tube sites without prolonged exposure to the intense and often malicious scripting on their pages. Unfortunately, you have to allow the script briefly so that FlashGot can grab the download location.

The method is thus:

1. With NoScript on, navigate to the page of a video one wants to download.
2. Turn NoScript off and click "play" on the video if necessary.
3. Right-click the FlashGot icon in the lower right corner of your browser and select the video for download through DownThemAll.
4. Quickly turn NoScript back on. Video will disappear again, along with all scripting on the page, but download will continue.

I have been told that this works well. And I have also heard that it tends to minimize at least the immediate effects of malware. With MalwareBytes running, you should be all right.
posted by koeselitz at 8:49 PM on March 21, 2010


The Big List of Porn. You don't get infections from Flash sites (or, at least, not nearly as easily).
posted by Dipsomaniac at 8:49 PM on March 21, 2010


I spend more time on sketchy sites than I'd like, for work purposes, and when I do, most of the time I'm using the free VMWare Player, and a free browser appliance.
posted by deadmessenger at 8:53 PM on March 21, 2010 [6 favorites]


Dipsomaniac: “The Big List of Porn. You don't get infections from Flash sites (or, at least, not nearly as easily).”

As far as I can tell, this is in fact the opposite of true. Most malware infections on the internet spread through malicious scripting; on a plain site, it's hard to hide a bit of malicious scripting here and there, but it's dead easy on a Flash site since a Flash site is already running three or four scripts already. Keep this in mind: Tube sites and Flash sites are the most dangerous.
posted by koeselitz at 8:55 PM on March 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


On the prevention side, use tools such as these in addition to the ones you have: SpybotSD, enabling both TeaTimer (registry and system file protection) and SDHelper (additional protection from IE exploits, which you are still vulnerable to even if you don't run it); Panda Anti-rootkit; and the Flashblock Add-on for Firefox.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 8:56 PM on March 21, 2010


...'it' being Internet Explorer.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 8:56 PM on March 21, 2010


empornium.us, a fantastic torrent site for porn only.
posted by RustyBrooks at 8:59 PM on March 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Suggestion: When attempting potentially dangerous websurfing, I would suggest running off of a Linux Live CD. Basically, download Ubuntu, burn it to a disc, pop it in the CD drive, restart, and boot off of the CD. From there, run firefox and surf as normal.

Upsides: Near-zero chance of messing up your computer. Once you remove the CD and reboot back into your normal operating system, everything will be just as you left it. Downsides: Takes a minute to reboot; the CD won't remember your configuration for your WiFi or anything.
posted by JDHarper at 9:02 PM on March 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


There is no place like 127.0.0.1
posted by yoyo_nyc at 9:25 PM on March 21, 2010


I have never gotten any malware from Youporn (I haven't visited the other much), but then again I'm very vehement about continually updating Spybot/Spyware Blaster.
posted by IndigoRain at 9:32 PM on March 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


xvideos.com (I love how no one is being anonymous about this.)
posted by SouthCNorthNY at 9:33 PM on March 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Tumblr is pretty amazing for porn. Well curated, easy to surf and nichey as hell. Unless you are into skinny english men and midwestern farm boys, i cannot give you spec. links--but find one or two and link surf from there
posted by PinkMoose at 9:52 PM on March 21, 2010 [4 favorites]


Just remember most of these huge free sites pay for the porn via all this malware and spyware. So even some of the sites listed here might still be trying to load something on your computer.
posted by OwlBoy at 10:14 PM on March 21, 2010


Also, some of these places listed here host pirated content, can we ask for such things on Metafilter?
posted by OwlBoy at 10:15 PM on March 21, 2010


thehun.net

Have yet to have a problem with malware and all that jazz and the content is decent for the price (free).
posted by arishaun at 10:16 PM on March 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


fantasti.cc, using Mac or Linux. I wouldn't go to any porn site with streaming videos on Windows.

The place is a (big) meta-porn site using videos from Porntube, redtube, xvideos, xhamster, etc., with reviews and a good search engine. Works for me.
posted by Invoke at 10:47 PM on March 21, 2010


just as a warning, both empornium and PureTNA have had a warning on their main page for several months now, explaining that there are people hacking their sites and inserting scripts that exploit weaknesses in IE. I didn't notice it, and had to spend a good five hours trying to fix my computer, and now use firefox. I've also gotten trojan alerts (McAfee) from visiting redtube and youporn. If you're surfing for porn, don't use IE to do it.
posted by Ghidorah at 11:20 PM on March 21, 2010


YouPorn.com. Although it markets itself as being mostly amateur, it seems a lot of professional companies also upload clips (to market their full-length films). As far as I can tell, the clips are almost always of the "good parts" so unless you LIKE the plot development in porn movies the clips alone should be good enough.
posted by Jacqueline at 11:41 PM on March 21, 2010


Is free a must? If not, I have two relatively cheap pay suggestions. VideoBox or a Usenet service like Powerusenet.

VideoBox [very NSFW] is an all-you-can-eat streaming and download service with a large (7000+ titles) library of full length porn films that are broken into scenes. Many genres, though very peculiar fetishes are underrepresented. They updated regularly last I saw when I had a subscription about 3 months ago. There are some Netflix-like recommendation/rating/review features per-film and per-scene. No DRM on your downloads, either. Runs just under $10/mo.

Usenet, which started out ages ago purely for discussion groups, is now also great for downloads. People post porn often, and also films and music, to 'newsgroups' on Usenet. However, there is a learning curve. One must learn to use a news client like Xnews or my preference, Altbinz.

Powerusenet is a good provider of Usenet service that costs about $15/mo. and has high 'retention', a measure of how long postings are stored. Personally, if it were only porn, I might find $15 too much, but I think its overlap in other download material justifies that cost. To me.

Usenet is not malware free but nothing gets executed automatically just looking around and saving files. In my experience danger is unlikely if one sticks to AVI files and sets of RARs. There may be trouble if one is foolish and doubleclicks exe, com, bat or various script files downloaded in error. Just delete those.

Detailed information about using Usenet to download can be had here. One could also search on Binsearch to get an idea of material available on Usenet.
posted by MrFish at 1:19 AM on March 22, 2010


Surfing the web (porn or not) is generally quite safe (with regard to getting a virus infection) if your operating system is up to date, has a firewall and virus protection. Really, it is.

Downloading and opening executables of course is a different story, but your use case does not seem to include this.
posted by oxit at 1:23 AM on March 22, 2010


Not a free site, but skinvideo.com is only $14.95 per month, has a lot of content of varying types and is very easy to navigate. I've never gotten any sort of virus from them.

If you like amateur stuff, Homeclips.com is only $25 a year and has some pretty good clips. Yuvutu.com is a free amateur site that adds a ton of clips daily. Being all-amateur the quality of the clips vary, but I've found quite a bit of good stuff on there.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 2:55 AM on March 22, 2010


The following, in order of difficulty, and combineable:

1. Install a dual-boot environment and switch to Linux for this activity.
2. Set up a second non-administrator account for this activity. Most malicious scripts will work only when you are online as administrator.
3. Use Firefox or Opera. Many malicious scripts exploit vulnerabilities in MSIE.
posted by yclipse at 4:10 AM on March 22, 2010


http://wankdb.com/

AVG reports no active threats from this site, and signing up allows you to save playlists. My friend has been using it for a month or so and says that it works great. The other benefit is that with playlists you can keep all "your" porn in the cloud rather than on your own local drive - useful if you cross international borders.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:12 AM on March 22, 2010


+inurl:mpg|avi|wmv site:megaupload.com [yourpreferredsearchstringhere]
posted by OmieWise at 5:02 AM on March 22, 2010


Best kept secret: usenet (write if you need instructions)
posted by Drasher at 5:30 AM on March 22, 2010


Submityourflicks.com
posted by Thorzdad at 5:31 AM on March 22, 2010


The Linux (Ubuntu) suggestion is a good one.
Booting from a "live" CD is even better. (Ubuntu is the easiest.)
Another option for keeping your system free of bad stuff is using a virtual system such as the XP VM available in some Win7 versions or VMWare.
posted by Drasher at 5:57 AM on March 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


27" iMac. Glorious.
posted by MeowForMangoes at 11:10 AM on March 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


To expand on the Tumblr recommendation: I like sex is not the enemy a lot, and a lot of other nice stuff can be found from there.
posted by rjs at 11:15 AM on March 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


This thread is an awesome resource for internet security, let alone pr0n surfing. The virtual machine idea mentioned by deadmessenger above seems like a great idea if your system has the resources. It also seems very safe so long as you don't move any content from the VM into your windows OS.
posted by malaprohibita at 12:24 PM on March 22, 2010


Firefox with AdBlock and Microsoft Antispyware has ZERO problem with any of the tube sites... never had a problem. Ever! Just be careful what you click, same as anywhere!
posted by newfers at 4:23 PM on March 22, 2010


tube8.com. Stick to movies & images: jpgs, gifs, mov, avi, mpg, flv. Never download exes or coms or bats.

Also, I use a mac.

You can also get a VMWare solution so when it gets infected you can just nuke the VM and start over. It shouldn't be able to infect your real OS.
posted by chairface at 8:07 PM on March 22, 2010


Google Chrome? OS/X? Linux? Limiting which sites you go to?
posted by talldean at 8:54 PM on March 22, 2010


As others have noted, using a web browser under Mac OS X and Linux platforms will help you avoid some of the security pitfalls that allow spyware and malware to get their hooks into your system.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:36 PM on March 22, 2010


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