Gaga Googles can be Dangerous

According to McAfee, the anti-virus folks, a search on one of the following celebrities could be dangerous for your computer:
  1. Jessica Biel – Major buzz about her figure and high-profile relationship with Justin Timberlake makes Jessica Biel an easy target for spammers and hackers. When “Jessica Biel screensavers” was searched, almost half of the sites were identified as containing malicious downloads with spyware, adware and potential viruses. 
  2. Beyoncé – Beyonce tops the MTV Video Music Award nominee list and McAfee’s results as the most frequent, highly-ranked celebrity. Inputting “Beyoncé ringtones” into a search engine yielded a dangerous Web site linking to a distributor of adware and spyware. 
  3. Jennifer Aniston – Hollywood’s favorite leading lady should be searched with caution. More than 40% of the Google search results for “Jennifer Aniston screensavers” contained nasty viruses, including one called the “FunLove virus.” 
  4. Tom Brady – The New England Patriot seems to attract many fans who want a free download of the athlete in action, but not the Trojan that comes with it, as identified by McAfee SiteAdvisor technology.
Other dangerous celebrity searches include ones done for Jessica Simpson, Brad Pitt, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and others. Guess you just have to be careful these days.. especially when you google folks you are gaga for :)


  1. Demi Lovato (a tween rockstar) is one, too. She cost us $500 and 3 weeks of downtime last fall when we were searching for concert tickets for our daughter.

  2. Hi Bob,

    I once went on a cyber-search for music lyrics (Heart) and got far more than I'd bargained for.........a computer worm and exposure to disgusting "live" porn. Needless to say, I am far more careful with my searches than I used to be.

  3. That's why the only person I google is myself. :)


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