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Avril Lavigne last released an album in 2013, so her popularity with Google has obviously waned over the years.

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In that time she also became the subject of one of the internet's most pernicious conspiracy theories.

Regardless, we'd understand if in that time you hadn't been compelled to check up on Avril.

If you want to, here's her Wikipedia page. Don't search for her on Google though, it could be dangerous.

Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne was the celebrity most likely to direct internet users to websites that carry viruses or malware.

Searches for Lavigne reportedly have a 14.5 per cent change of landing on a web page with malware, a number that goes up to 22 per cent if you search for free mp3s alongside the artist's name.

Rounding out the top ten from this year's study of the most 'dangerous' celebrities which carried the highest online risk were the following:

  • Bruno Mars
  • Carly Race Jepsen
  • Zayn Malik
  • Celine Dion
  • Calvin Harris
  • Justin Bieber
  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs
  • Katy Perry
  • BeyoncĂ©

The company used its own site ratings to compile the list and used searches on Google, Bing and Yahoo.

HT Salon

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