Why You Should Never Google Avril Lavigne’s Name
We all know there are certain phrases that we shouldn’t google or else we are sure to get some nightmarish results, and there is one such dangerous phrase – Avril Lavigne.
Continue reading to know why you should never Google her.
Dangerous for your Computer
Avril Lavigne has been one of the biggest names in the music industry but Googling her can be more dangerous for your computer.
As reported by Cybersecurity firm McAfee, Avril has been placed on the list of celebrities whose search on Google is most likely to direct the online users to websites that carry viruses or malware.
What does that mean?
There are many hackers sprawling over the internet who have designed special software to disrupt, damage, or gain authorised access to a computer system.
McAfee firm revealed that there are 14.5 percent chances of landing on a web page with malware for the users researching Aril. In fact, those who love to listen to her and search for a free Avril Lavigne mp3, have 22 percent chances of getting affected by the malware.
Below are some guidelines from McAfee on how to search safely:
Look out for the official releases rather than visiting a third party website.
If searching for Free MP3s, then be vigilant enough to ensure that your search is a safe one.
Use McAfee WebAdvisor tool to be aware of malicious websites and watch for the warnings.
Cross-device protection using McAfee Total Protection ensures that your devices are protected against malware and phishing attacks.
Gary Davis, Consumer Security Head at McAfee said, “In today’s digital world, we want the latest hit albums, videos, movies and more, immediately available on our devices.”
“Consumers often prioritize their convenience over security by engaging in risky behavior like clicking on suspicious links that promise the latest content from celebrities.”
Celebrities on the List
Some other actors and actresses who found their way onto the list include Anna Kendrick (No. 13), Jennifer Lopez (No. 20), Hailee Steinfeld (No. 23), Will Smith (No. 34), Jackie Chan (No. 38), Vanessa Hudgens (No. 44), Teyana Taylor (No. 45), and Zendaya (No. 50).
McAfee also released a list of nine other celebrities whose search can be a risk of inviting malware.
Bruno Mars Carly Rae Jepsen Zayn Malik Celine Dion Calvin Harris Justin Bieber Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Katy Perry Beyoncé
In the end, we would just appeal the internet users to be safe and vigilant in their search and follow the warnings.
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