McAfee compiled search phrases that contained the names of public figures, then figured out what percentage of searches for those phrases would lead to a site with viruses, spam, adware, or other malware.
Topping this year’s list is Cameron Diaz, who replaced last year’s #1 choice, Jessica Biel.
This means searching for Cameron Diaz leads to a ten percent chance that you will be directed to a malware/virus infecting site. Search terms monitored included “Cameron Diaz,” “Cameron Diaz and downloads,” “Cameron Diaz and wallpaper,” “Cameron Diaz and photos” and “Cameron Diaz and videos.” Apparently, searching “Cameron Diaz and screensavers” doubles the risk factor.
Here are the top 10 celebrities with the highest percentages of risk:
1. Cameron Diaz
2. Julia Roberts
3. Jessica Biel
4. Gisele Bündchen
5. Brad Pitt
6. Adriana Lima
7. Jennifer Love Hewitt (tied with) Nicole Kidman
8. Tom Cruise
9. Heidi Klum (tied with) Penelope Cruz
10. Anna Paquin