10 'Most Dangerous Celebrities' on the Internet

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  • Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
    The three shared the #10 position this year. Pitt has made the top ten four years running, while Stone and McAdams make the list for the first time. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  • 10 Female Celebrities with Viral Nude Pics
    A recent scandal involving a hacked cell phone and leaked nude photos is only going to raise Johansson's "dangerous" status. The FBI has now launched an investigation into the alleged hacking incident. Reuters
  • Adriana Lima
    The first of two Victoria's Secret beauties, the Brazilian model comes in at #8. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  • Anna Paquin
    "True Blood" is back on the air, and Anna Paquin is back on the list, moving up from the #10 slot in 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
  • Mila Kunis
    As Mila Kunis' movie career grows, so does her dangerousness. The "Black Swan" star makes her first top ten appearance. REUTERS
  • Katherine Heigl
    Heigl makes her first appearance on the list. Congratulations, Katherine. Reuters
  • Jessica Biel
    After landing at #1 in 2009, Biel has fallen one spot per year, now placing her in fourth place, probably to her delight. Fun fact: Biel attended Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts from 2000 to 2002, but left to focus on her acting career. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
  • CNN host Piers Morgan
    The CNN host Piers Morgan comes in at number three, surprisingly. Could it be an online retaliation for Morgan's alleged knowledge of the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World? Morgan was editor of Rupert Murdoch's now-shut tabloid between 1994 and 1995, and has said in interviews that News of the World reporters would do what ever it took to get a story, including hack into cell phones. REUTERS
  • U.S. Actress Cameron Diaz in Cancun
    Diaz was the most dangerous celebrity last year, and moved to the #2 spot on this year's list. REUTERS
  • Heidi Klum
    Add this honor to Klum's ever-expanding resume. She moved up from the 10th spot on the 2010 list. According to McAfee, searching for the former Victoria's Secret model and current Project Runway host "results in nearly a one in ten chance of landing on a risky site." Reuters
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The Internet can be a scary place, a fact that anti-virus software company McAfee knows too well. For the fifth consecutive year, the company has ranked which celebrities have the most dangerous online presence.

The McAfee list shows which celebrity names hackers and cybercriminals use most often to lure people to sites that are actually laden with malicious software.

Anyone looking for the latest videos or pictures could end up with a malware-ridden computer instead of just trendy content, McAfee said on its Web site.

When searching for the number one most dangerous person (named at the end of the slideshow), especially with the tags free, download, photos, and video, there is a one-in-ten chance that a user will download a virus or malware.

McAfee also ranked the most dangerous types of pages and search terms. The phrase word unscrambler has an average risk of 16 percent, while the category Lyrics is by far the most dangerous type of page.

Click through to see the complete dangerous celebrities list. Does it come as any surprise that 8 out of 10 of the people on the list are female?

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