Your love for ‘Superman’ may be your Kryptonite online


(NBC) — Despite the growing craze for superheroes, your love for “Superman” and “Batman” could be putting you at risk.

Computer Security Company McAfee has released its list of the Most Toxic Computer Superheroes.

The study shows Web surfers have a 16 percent chance of landing on a website that has the potential for online threats if they searched the word “Superman.”

“Thor,” “Wonder Woman,” “Aquaman” and “Wolverine rounded” out the list of the Top 5 Toxic Superheroes.

As always, experts recommend avoiding those sites that offer you free content or prompt you to download any suspicious software. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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