Scott Schaffer: Risky Super Hero Searches

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(KTVI) - Super heroes are suppose to help fight villains but lately, many super heroes are leading many good people onto some bad internet pages.

In other words, searching sexy images of cat woman could very well leave you exposed.  Scott Shaffer from Blade Technologies explains.

"Searching for the latest 'Aquaman and free torrent download,' 'Aquaman and watch,' 'Aquaman and online,' and 'Aquaman and free trailer' yields a 18.6 percent chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware."

This overall risk percentage was calculated using McAfee SiteAdvisor site rankings. Aquaman is closely followed by Mr. Fantastic (18.22 percent chance of online threats), the Hulk (17.30 percent chance of online threats), and Wonder Woman (16.77 percent chance of line threats).

Here's how the full list breaks down:

1.Aquaman                 18.60%
2.Mr. Fantastic          18.22%
3.The Hulk                  17.30%
4.Wonder Woman     16.77%
5.Daredevil                 16.70%
6.Iron Man                  15.63%
7.Superman 15.21%
8.Thor                          15.10%
9.Green Lantern         15.00%
10.Cyclops                     14.40%
11.Wolverine                 14.27%
12.Invisible Woman    12.40%
13.Batman                     12.30%
14.Captain America 11.77%
15.Spider-Man               11.15%

stay suspicious,
be wary of offers that seem to good to be true,
double-check URLs, and to use security software.

It all really boils down to: Use common sense.