Why Avril Lavigne Is The Most Dangerous Celebrity On The Internet

September 20, 2017

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You wouldn't think Avril Lavigne as being a dangerous person.  In fact her angst teen anthems of the early 2000s have a comfortable place in our hearts.  But we're about to go and make things so complicated as Avril Lavigne is the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet, according to the cybersecurity firm McAfee.  That’s because you have a 14.5% chance of landing on a web page that is full of viruses and malware by searching for Avril Lavigne online.  That risk increases to 22% if users search her name with the intent of looking for free MP3s. But it's not personal, last year the most dangerous celebrity online was actress Amy Schumer and two years ago, Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren was number 1. As for 2017, searching for Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Zayn Malik, Celine Dion, Calvin Harris, Justin Bieber, Sean "Diddy" Combs, and Katy Perry all pose a threat to your computer.  That isn’t say you shouldn't search for these musicians online but be careful that your Internet browser is running the most current version, your computer is running a cyber security program and avoid downloading pictures, audio and videos from sketchy web sites.

SOURCE: Mashable

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