Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 is going to air soon, with only three episodes left of HBO’s hugely popular fantasy epic.
After starting in TV in 2011, Game of Thrones is finally coming an an end with season 8 the culmination of years of build up.
Plenty of shock twists, deaths and show-stopping battles are expected in the final few episodes of Game of Thrones season 8.
Fans will be wanting to avoid spoilers at any cost, as the battle for the Iron Throne reaches its endgame in the final season of Game of Thrones.
With anticipation so high about what’s going to happen next, GoT fans have been left keeping an eye out for leaked Game of Thrones season 8 episodes.
The penultimate season of Game of Thrones saw two huge episodes leak early ahead of its official air date.
These Game of Thrones episodes were S7 E4, called The Spoils of War, and S7 E6 Beyond The Wall.
Both of these Game of Thrones episodes had hugely important plot points in it and game-changing moments for the narrative of the HBO fantasy epic.
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These leaked Game of Thrones episodes were available to download on torrent sites as well as available to view on illegal streaming services.
And Game of Thrones has already also seen the first two episodes of season 8 leak early.
The Game of Thrones season 8 opener was released early on DirecTV in the US, while S8 E2 was released early on Amazon Prime Video in Germany.
It remains to be seen whether any of the other remaining Game of Thrones season 8 episodes will leak early as well.
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The next GoT instalment – Game of Thrones season 8 episodes 4 – has at the time of writing not leaked early.
But if it does become available to download early on torrent sites then Game of Thrones fans need to be aware of something very important.
Security experts have warned that pirated episodes of Game of Thrones carry the highest risk of containing malware viruses.
So trying to watch the latest episode of Game of Thrones early, through illicit means, could end up leaving your PC compromised.
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The malware warning was revealed in a study by BestVPN.com and Kaspersky Lab carried out in 2018.
Mariya Fedorova, security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said: “Other TV shows, such as Stranger Things, WestWorld and Orange is the New Black are not as popular as Game of Thrones.
“Nevertheless, they are being used in malware distribution schemes.”
While Sean McGrath, editor of BestVPN.com, said: “These are exciting times for television fans.
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“Streaming services have shaken things up and we are living through a new golden age of TV programming.
“But our love of television and desire to get things instantly makes us easy targets for those who wish to do us harm.
“Malicious executable files can easily be bound to video files, which means all a user needs to do is start watching a video and their computer could be infected.
“That’s why it’s vital to run quality antivirus software, regardless of platform or operating system.”
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 is set to air in the UK on Sky Atlantic at 2am on Monday May 6.
That is when the latest Game of Thrones episode is simulcast so fans in the UK can see it at the same time as our counterparts in the US.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 will follow on from the dramatic events of The Long Night
After that Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 will be available to watch on demand on NOW TV.
And then it will air once again on Sky Atlantic at 9pm on Monday May 6.
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