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10 Signs That Streaming Movie Site Isn't Legit

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Your Browser Freaks Out

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Your computer is trying to protect you from malware! Take the warning seriously. Spiffy J/Getty Images

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Web browser designers are constantly updating the security features of their software. To that end, many browsers display a can't-miss warning if you try to load a questionable site.

If a site is deemed insecure, either due to its illegal material or because it hosts potentially damaging malware, your browser halts the loading process and shows a warning. In most cases, you'll have the option of reversing course, or, at your own peril, plunging ahead into dangerous digital waters.

You can be sure that legal, above-board sites rarely trigger such messages. Don't rely on a browser's warning system alone to protect you, though. Prevent egregious user errors (that is, blindly clicking away at weird links) by avoiding questionable sites whenever possible.

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