Internet security company McAfee conducts an annual study that classifies the top celebrities that might be harmful to your computer’s health. By harmful we don’t mean that the celebrities themselves might wreak havoc on your system, but instead that searching for websites or images of these people might bring up malware-loaded websites specifically created to look like innocent celebrity content.
So who are 2011’s most dangerous celebrities to Google?
The list starts of with Heidi Klum, for whom about 10% of the results will pull up a website that might contain such malware as spyware, adware, spam, phising schemes, or a virus. As the list goes on, the threats decrease slightly, but users are still urged to be careful when searching for the following people:
- Heidi Klum
- Cameron Diaz
- Piers Morgan
- Jessica Biel
- Katherine Heigl
- Mila Kunis
- Anna Paquin
- Andriana Lima
- Scarlett Johansson
- Emma Stone / Brad Pitt / Rachel MaAdams
When searching for information of pictures of these people we advise readers to be careful not to download any content that looks suspicious or that normally doesn’t require a download or installation to access (such as an image file, which should be viewable in the browser without any downloads).