One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten Beyoncé at something, yet she may not be absolutely content with her triumph — she’s been named the most hazardous superstar on the web.
Digital security firm McAfee said on Tuesday that Lavigne, whose last collection turned out in 2013, was the undoubtedly superstar to land clients on sites that convey malwares. Scans for Lavigne have a 14.5 percent shot of arriving on a page with the potential for online dangers, a number that increments to 22 percent if clients sort her name and look for nothing MP3s.
It’s a dubious step up for Lavigne, who was ranked No. 2 in 2013. Lavigne, whose hits include Sk8er Boi, Complicated and I’m With You, has been out of the spotlight for several years as she battles Lyme disease.
The survey is meant to highlight the danger of clicking on suspicious links. McAfee urges internet users to consider risks associated with searching for downloadable content. The company used its own site ratings to compile the celebrity list and used searches on Google, Bing and Yahoo.
SEE THE TOP 10 MOST DANGEROUS CELEBS ON THE INTERNET HERE:
1. Avril Lavigne
2. Bruno Mars
3. Carly Rae Jepsen
4. Zayn Malik
5. Celine Dion
6. Calvin Harris
7. Justin Bieber
8. Sean “Diddy” Combs
9. Katy Perry