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Why searching for Ash can harm your PC!

Last updated on: September 7, 2009 

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Beware! Searching for Aishwarya Rai on your search engine can do your computer a lot of harm.

The actress has been named India's second most Dangerous Celebrity In Cyberspace by Internet researchers.

The computer protection company McAfee compiled its second annual list by using a technology to assess risks by clicking on celebrity-related website links. McAfee had also compiled a list of America's Most Dangerous celebs.

According to their findings, celebrity names like Aishwarya produce the largest number of risky sites and overall risk percentage. Surprisingly, Yuvraj Singh was named the most dangerous celeb in the list, which also includes his fellow players Mahendra Singh Dhoni at third place, Harbhajan Singh at sixth place, and tennis player Sania Mirza at seventh place.


Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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At fourth place is Namitha, the sexy siren from the south, who seems to attract many fans including hackers.


Image: Namitha

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Another southern beauty whose siren call can prove fatal to your computer is Shriya Saran at number five. Searching for 'Shriya Saran' or 'Shriya Saran videos' can mislead unsuspecting surfers to sites with potentially damaging downloads.


Image: Shriya Saran

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Ghajini star Asin took the eight spot.


Image: Asin
Photographs: Reuters
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At number nine is Bipasha Basu who is a popular search term when it comes to searching for videos. A host of red and yellow rated sites show up containing numerous malware-laden downloads when searched for 'Bipasha Basu videos.'


Image: Bipasha Basu
Photographs: Reuters
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Rounding off the Indian top 10 is Shahid Kapoor, whose photographs are the most searched for on the Web and can lead to sites promoting free files with hidden malware or browser exploits.


Image: Shahid Kapoor

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