Avril Lavigne named most risky celebrity to search online for by McAfee

Avril Lavigne named most risky celebrity to search online for by McAfee

One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory - she's been named the most risky celebrity on the internet.

The study used site ratings from McAfee tool WebAdvisor to figure out how many malicious links were generated from searches on Bing, Google, and Yahoo.

The report "reveals which celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites".

Lavigne dropped off the scene for a bit, starting in 2014 as she grappled with Lyme disease.

The search for Lavigne's music has contributed to her threat level.

McAfee added that there is a 14.5 percent chance of landing on a "dangerous" webpage if you search for Lavigne, and a 22 percent chance if users are looking for free, downloadable files of her music.

"In today's digital world, we want the latest hit albums, videos, movies and more immediately available on our devices", Gary Davis, McAfee's vice president of global consumer marketing, said in a statement.

'However, consumers need to be aware of the cybersecurity risks of clicking on links that promise the latest content from celebrities, particularly when they're offering free content.

The 32-year-old is the first female musician to take the number one spot on the top ten list taking the place of Amy Schumer who topped last year's list.

He said consumers should slow down and consider the risks. Bruno Mars was the second most likely celeb to get your computer in hot water this year.