Emma Watson, Selena Gomez, Jessica Biel. Besides being celebrities, they also share the distinction of being in the top 10 celebrity searches that lead people to dangerous websites. According to a McAffee report, “Cybercriminals follow the latest trends, often using the names of popular celebrities to lure people to sites that are actually laden with malicious software that are designed to steal passwords and personal information. Anyone looking for the latest videos or files to download could end up with a malware-ridden computer along with the trendy content. This year, searching for a celebrity name with ‘free downloads’ and ‘nude pictures’ as part of the search term resulted in the highest result of risky sites.”
So, it’s time for a little parental instruction so your teens can be careful as they surf the web. If you’ve been wondering why the computer is going so slow lately, this could explain it. You can clear your computer of malware by downloading free security software. Since downloads themselves can be malicious, a good way to be sure you find safe software is to go to CNET.com (LINK HERE) for safe download links. In fact, the most popular link, at the top right column, is the free security software that our family uses…AVG.