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October 1, 2014 10:43 AM EDT

Jimmy Kimmel has been named the world’s most dangerous celebrity… to search for online.

Computer security company McAfee says that the late night host is the most dangerous famous person people can search online this year: Google “Jimmy Kimmel” and you have a 19% chance of winding up on a website that has tested positive for viruses, spyware or malware.

Other dangerous celeb searches include Ciara, Flo Rida, Bruce Springsteen and Britney Spears, said the company. “Cybercriminals love to take advantage of our interest in celebrities for malicious means,” it said.

Kimmel responded to the honor on Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! He said he could not believe a kid who played the clarinet and carried a briefcase in junior high school grew up to become the most dangerous celebrity of 2014:

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