Think twice before searching for these celebrities online

Postado Setembro 20, 2017

Well, on Tuesday, McAfee told the publication Lavigne, was the celebrity most likely to "land users on websites that carry viruses or malware".

Although she's been out of the limelight since 2013, Avril Lavigne has been named the most unsafe celebrity on the internet by cybersecurity firm McAfee. That number rises to 22% if you lose any semblance of self-respect and search for "Avril Lavigne mp3". You're nearly guaranteed to be led to sites that will bugger things up for you with malware, keystroke loggers and other miserable digital sicknesses. Bruno Mars was the second most likely celeb to get your computer in hot water this year. Remember kids: there are consequences to stealing MP3s.

Back in 2014, Lavigne fell off the scene for awhile due to Lyme disease, and since then, fans have claimed she has been different in her physical manner as well as in her art form. A company blog post about the study speculated that a freakish internet conspiracy theory about Lavigne having died and been replaced with a lookalike to be partially responsible for her high position.

Following Lavigne, this year's top 10 online celebrity searches to be wary of are all musicians.

This year, the top of the list is Canadian pop princess Avril Lavigne, according to the new rankings. In 2015, it was Dutch trance DJ van Buuren.

McAfee recommended users be more cautious about what they're clicking on, especially when searching for free music.

The company gathered the data by looking at the number of risky website generated when various celebrities were searched on Google, Bing and Yahoo's search engines.

Well, McAfee found it was Avril Lavigne that was the most unsafe.

McAfee's Nick Viney said: 'Having the latest hit albums, videos and movies available on our connected devices immediately is a tempting proposition.

"Consumers often prioritize their convenience over security by engaging in risky behavior like clicking on suspicious links that promise the latest content from celebrities". It's imperative that they slow down and consider the risks associated with searching for downloadable content. We urge people to think before they click to protect themselves from malware and cybersecurity threats'.