2015's most dangerous celebrity Web searches

Searching for certain musicians and comedians can expose your machine to many possible viruses and malware. This year, Intel Security's Most Dangerous Celebrities study reveals which celebs generate the most dangerous search results.

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DJ Armin van Buuren

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) DJ Armin van Buuren replaces comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel as Intel Security’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online. For the ninth year in a row, Intel Security researched popular culture’s most famous people to reveal which of them generates the most dangerous search results.

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Luke Bryan

While nearly one in five search results generated by Armin van Buuren searches are links to malicious sites, country singer Luke Bryan isn't far behind at 17.6%.

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Singers dominated the list this year with Usher at No.3. His name sent users to malware 16.67% of the time.

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Britney Spears

Oops malware did it again. Singer Britney Spears makes the list at No. 4.

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Jay Z

What? Jay Z actually beat his wife Beyonce at something? His name reached No. 5 on the list.

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Katy Perry

You are going to hear Katy Perry "roar" when she finds out she is No.6 on the list.

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Amy Schumer

It would be a Trainwreck if you clicked on the malware connected to actress Amy Schumer at No. 7.

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Betty White

The ageless one Betty White makes it to No.8 on the list. But it begs the question who is clicking on links for the actress?

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Not sure being on this list makes you a royal, but singer Lorde is in at No.9.

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Nina Dobrev

Actress Nina Dobrev rounds out the top 10 at 13.19%.

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