Any disadvantage of using downloaded WP themes than buying?

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  1. ShiningWarrior

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    Hi, whats the disadvantage of using downloaded WP themes and plugins rather than buying them?

    And hypothetically speaking, suppose my site gets malware infected. What is the way to fix? I have to contact my web host and pay them for fix OR I can do it myself? What kind of knowledge is required to fix malware infected sites and kind of critical site issues?
     
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    There is no disadvantage, except lack of support from the creator (we are talking about a clean theme and not an infected one).

    In case of malware infections there are multiple things to do. It depends on the case.

    As a general rule: ALWAYS have periodical backups of your database.
     
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    If by downloaded you mean nulled then you may get infected themes/plugins. But it's a free way to start building a website and test differents themes/plugins. If you start making money and found what works for you then buy a licence and update your website