There are some people you should just never Google. And I'm not talking about, like, people who will likely land you on a heavily-scrutinized government list of some sort. Or porn stars who will likely land you on a heavily-scrutinized company list of some sort. I mean, like, Katy Perry. Because Katy Perry is a bad, bad girl, who will do bad, bad things to your computer.
Okay, I'll stop trying to be clever and just cut to the chase. McAfee has come out with their annual ranking of celebrities whose popularity is used to trick people into downloading viruses and malicious software onto their computers. And here are the top 10 most dangerous celebrities to Google.
1. Lily Collins (star of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones)
2. Avril Lavigne
3. Sandra Bullock
4. Kathy Griffin
5. Zoe Saldana
6. Katy Perry
7. Britney Spears
8. Jon Hamm
9. Adriana Lima
10. Emma Roberts
Random, right? Apparently, young female celebs (and Jon Hamm) have an overwhelming lure to malware. So try to resist the urge to Google them.
Oh, and other things you ought not search for? Phrases like "free app downloads," "downloads," and "nude pictures." According to McAfee, these celebrities and phrases run the highest risk of leading you to a website that's designed to steal passwords or other personal information.
It's sad, but this is the world we live in, people. A world where innocently trying to search for photos of Britney Spears can lead to a hacked email or a drained bank account. Womp-womp.
Have you ever Googled these celebs?
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