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  1. Christopher Worthy

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    Just wondering should i be worried about using Pornhub Redtube Xvideos & Xhamster on my Samsung Galaxy device? My Asus Memo 8 is on it's way out it recharges extremly slow. I bought a Maplin charger for it plugged it up to my tablet no difference. I tried it on my Samsung Galaxy surprise surprise it charged my Samsung quickly. Anyway will these pornsites harm my Samsung examples : slow it down put viruses on it?
     

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    Sorry forgot to add in my thread i have a antivirus app installed on my Samsung. What do i do (if) my Samsung ever starts slowing down in future?
     
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    There are a few issues doing this, although you need to decide whether the risks outweighs the positives:

    • These sites tend to have unscrupulous advertising that will try and find its way into your system and android anti virus is not that great at detecting that!
    • Using download links within the site often send you to dodgy sister sites or dodgy software to install.
    • You may find yourself having to use the Playstore to find a bit of software to download the embedded videos - again these may or may not be good for your phone/privacy.
    • Most android anti virus apps will not prevent advertising targeted malware/adware.
    • You will need something along the lines of malware bites to help detect any dodgy activities.
    Ask yourself if it's all worth it before committing.
     
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    With my tablet done for i i use my Samsung phone now. The files are Mp4 & 3gp they might be apps on Google Play i could install to my Samsung Galaxy to put my mind at ease. I always went on Pornhub & the others on my tablet. My tablet's battery i disconnected & reconnected as there's issues with Asus battery's apparently it resets the battery then it'll charges normally but after a turned my tablet back on it still was charging slow. Tried the new charger in my Samsung Galaxy & it fully charged it.
     
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    I forgot to add i have my device's settings are set to block from unknown sources. Mp4 files & so on i know are absolutly fine. These apk files from sleezy sites thankfully my device would never install them.
     
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    That's great, however you will find that most of the APKs would be redirected to the Playstore and temp you to install a "download" app for the site which in itself could be loaded or just open the backdoor to your phone for constant poppups, ad page overlays and wonderful ads you would not want your family to see.

    I'm not saying they would all do this, but it is a risk. There is nothing wrong with using these sites, just be careful.
     

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