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Beyonce: Not Just Dangerously In Love, Dangerous To Your Computer

Via the Houston site of examiner.com, anti-viral software company McAfee ranks Beyonce near the top of celebrities for whom Internet searches are likely to lead to pages containing spyware, viruses or other technology-borne maladies. Searching Beyonce and other boldfaced names like Jessica Biel (No. 1 this year), the study says, could lead to pages "designed to damage one's computer." And you thought that "Single Ladies" video was viral.

Jennifer Aniston, Tom Brady and Jessica Simpson round out McAfee's Top 5. Rocks Off Googled Beyonce Wednesday morning and the first page or two of returns looked fine - her official site, Wikipedia and MySpace pages, YouTube playlist, etc.. (Not that we actually clicked any of the links... we're not that gullible.) Once we hit the 60s and 70s, we started getting sites like "Musicthatmakesyoudumb" and Photoshop Disasters. We caved in and clicked that last one - it's a picture of some amateurish airbrushing of B's phoenix outfit from the cover of Atlanta Social Season magazine - and nothing crashed except our opinion of her wardrobe designer.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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