The most dangerous celebrity online

Ruby Rose at premiere of

Ruby Rose at premiere of"The Meg" in Hollywood

For 2018, the company has named Kim Kardashian as the most risky celebrity to search for in the United Kingdom, while Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose came top for the US. No other celebrity was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware.

The study, conducted by McAfee, highlights the dangers of clicking on suspicious links when searching for celebrity-focused content.

Rose, 32, who was recently announced to play the role of Batwoman in an upcoming CW television series, is the 12th celebrity to be crowned the title, said McAfee spokesman Gary Davis.

Last year the list was topped by Avril Lavigne but this year there is some slightly good news for all those Lav-heads out there because she's dropped down to McAfee's number thirty most risky.

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

Rounding out the top ten is "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing (No. 6), reality-tv star Kourtney Kardashian (No. 7), "Justice Leauge" actress Amber Heard (No. 8), TV host Kelly Ripa (No. 9), and actor Brad William Henke (No. 10), the second "Orange Is The New Black" star in the top ten.

Reality star Kristin Cavallari came in at number two, followed by actress Marion Cotillard at number three.

"It's important for consumers to think before they click to be sure that they are landing on safe digital content and protecting themselves from cybersecurity threats that may be used to infect their devices or steal their identity", Davis said.

If you search for Ruby Rose and get no viruses.

Last year's most unsafe celebrity, singer Avril Lavigne, came in at No. 30 this year, McAfee said.

Musicians on the latest list took a hit.

But this doesn't mean that you should never look up the latest celeb gossip ever again, you just need to have your wits about you.

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