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Which sites are riskier than porn for malware threats?

Adult web sites have long been thought of as the riskiest place to get a computer virus, but you’re actually more likely to download malware on popular sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

A Websense study found that users of the top 1,000 sites are rarely more than two clicks away from malicious content, CSO Magazine reports.

Risky sites include 70 percent of news and media sites and 50 percent of social networking sites.

You also have a higher chance of running into malware when searching buzz words like “World Cup 2010,” than from sexual content searches.

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