The top 10 'most dangerous' celebrities to search for online - starring Lily Collins, Katy Perry and Britney Spears

Actress Lily Collins is the 'most dangerous' celebrity to search for online, according to anti-virus software firm McAfee.

Beware Lily Collins

Each year McAfee ranks celebrities in order of danger, based on the likelihood of landing on a malicious website when searching for their name.

Its research claims that searching for the latest Lily Collins pictures and downloads yields more than a 14.5 per cent chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

Collins pipped popstar Avril Lavigne and actress Sandra Bullock to the top spot, with Mad Men star John Hamm the only man to make the top 10.

"Today’s consumers often are completely unaware of security risks when searching for celebrity and entertainment news, images and videos online, sacrificing safety for immediacy,” said Paula Greve, director of web security research at McAfee.

“Cybercriminals prey on consumers’ addiction to breaking news and leverage this behavior to lead them to unsafe sites that can severely infect their computers and devices and steal personal data.”

Most dangerous celebrity searches 2013

1. Lily Collins 14.5%

2. Avril Lavigne 12.7%

3. Sandra Bullock 10.8%

4. Kathy Griffin 10.6%

5. Zoe Saldana 10.5%

6. Katy Perry 10.4%

7. Britney Spears 10.1%

8. John Hamm 10.0%

9. Adriana Lima 9.9%

10. Emma Roberts 9.8%

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