Lily Collins may be a popular actress, but she’s also quite dangerous. At least on the Internet.
McAfee, a digital security company, has named the 24-year-old Collins this year’s “most dangerous celebrity to search for on the web.” When searching for pictures and downloads of Collins, you have about a 14.5 percent chance of landing on a page that tested positive for spam, adware, spyware, viruses or other malware, McAfee researchers said.
But Collins isn’t the only dangerous name. While the daughter of musician Phil Collins and popular star of Mirror, Mirror and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones leads the way, singer Avril Lavigne places second on the list with a 12.7 percent chance of landing on an unwanted site.
The Top 10 includes only one male:
1. Lily Collins, 14.5 percent
2. Avril Lavigne, 12.7 percent
3. Sandra Bullock, 10.8 percent
4. Kathy Griffin, 10.6 percent
5. Zoe Saldana, 10.5 percent
6. Katy Perry, 10.4 percent
7. Britney Spears, 10.1 percent
8. Jon Hamm, 10.0 percent
9. Adriana Lima, 9.9 percent
10. Emma Roberts, 9.8 percent
Emma Watson, last year’s most dangerous celebrity, has fallen out of the top 10.
For seven years now McAfee has studied the riskiest Hollywood actors, musicians, comedians and personalities on the web. Musicians make up nine of the top 20 spots, largely because these malicious sites lure people with “free downloads.” Of course, coupling a celebrity’s name with the search term “nude pictures” increased the yield of dangerous sites, especially for Collins.