What are the side effects of Nulled WordPress themes?
I recently installed a nulled theme on one of my sites, and after a while I noticed a link embedded in the actual background of my site, which started to make me regret cheaping out. I ended up hiring a freelancer to edit the theme code and remove it and after all of that it worked out cheaper for me to hire him than to buy the theme.
Do you guys always buy your themes, and if not how do you check there is no virus installed? Personally I usually buy them, but after this test I am not sure if it is worthwhile, the only benefit really is having theme updates, however as this them was over a year old I didn't think there would be many crucial updates.