JWoww a leading cause of (computer) viruses
March 4th, 2011
05:08 PM ET

JWoww a leading cause of (computer) viruses

According to Fast Company, searching “Jenni JWoww” is dangerous to your operating system.

An annual security report by Barracuda Labs found that the “Jersey Shore” reality star was the No. 2 search term leading to malware infections.

Apparently fans of Ms. Woww are willing to install a few browser add-ons in order to add her to their photo collections. Also falling victim are those searching for “NFL,” “music video,” “Costco” and “Abbey Road.”

Our advice? Use protection.

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  1. ?

    I iz gonna pump some dudes. I am da mystery fruit! My ? means – am I gay? Am I a freak? Yes yes yes!!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MC

    Cmon she must have transmitted something to someone previosly, this cant be the first "vius" she or anyone else on that show has had to deal with

    March 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Stevie D

    Some of you need to get off your judgmental high horse. If you actually watched the show, you would know she only "hooked up" with her boyfriends. I know it's "reality" TV, but she seems like a caring, down to earth, cool girl. If I wasn't married, I would be proud to go out with her (I'm not a Guido Juicehead Gorilla so she probably wouldn't like me but...)

    March 7, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. big andy

    Do your dirt in da real world!! That is what I found slingin from my ding-dong after rockin' the hershey highway. Der was one dude that said wow!! I never saw a dude that small – fully extended?? A toothpick-maybe 2. Whaaaaat?? I once hooked up with a girl named Jane. She was as big as a cow and pretty lame. Her folds trapped moldy food and the stench was sooo rude....I just had to switch sides for Team Dude! Now I am stoked and ready to pump, pump, pump. C'mon on out boys and plaaaaayyyy -signed, I wish I was BIG andy

    March 7, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. joeNYC

    JWOW is sort of overstating it a bit.

    It's more like A-COW .

    March 7, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. joeNYC

    J ho .

    March 7, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. big (plump) andy

    Hey ya'll. I am looking for a boyfriend. I accept applications from dudes between 5'1" and 5'6" and only ones 250+ lbs need apply. I love walks on starlight nights, romps in a rose garden, hanging out with my friend Ben....Ben Dover! Let's rock this town. Send me your stats and we will be bumpin and pumpin in no time!! -sincerely, andy little man complex

    March 7, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. little andy

    I want to make up for my small stature by calling myself Big Andy, while my miniature chubby frame doesn't even allow me to see my wang. A 2" dong is no way to go through life....and Extenze only added 1.3cm. This sucks but I did get a chubby chaser(yeah she was 300+) into bed once by stuffing my jeans with paper towels. See ya!! -signed tiny andy

    March 7, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Abraham and Antonio

    Sung to the tune of Twisted Sister: "We wanna rock. We wanna slam! We wanna jam! We want TO ROCK.... you in the poop shoot. Our takes our lame! We have no game! Our spoo is flyin'....and I aint lyin'....when I tell you....I wanna rock(my boyfriend in bed all night long and ride his schlong....that tiny dong....it is so wrong). I wanna ROCK!

    March 7, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. agfraggle

    This article is completely incoherent.

    March 7, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. big andy

    Hackers- Sad little cowards. Do your dirt in the real world chumps.

    March 7, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Abraham n Antonio

    We wanna ram Justin Bieber in da pooper. We iz da gayest freaks around. Hot carls, cleveland steamers, ripe golden showers...come plug our holes! We wanna bend over for u gay boyz!! We suk it all and love da goo!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. Antonio Velasquez the fairy

    I love boys. I love to get rammed in da poop shoot. All of my previous posts were just plain wacky fun! Just travel the hershey highway with me. We can do some serious butt slammin'. If u want to ride my disco stick, u saw my contact info above. Rock it!!

    March 7, 2011 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. wow

    I am sorry but i like c. sheen that dose not mean he is perfect nor dose that mean i think he always makes the best choises with his life but he did get everyones attention and and keep it

    March 7, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. wow

    Wow the sad thing is i just sat here and read all of this and yes he did put his number out there

    March 7, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  16. JoeyATL

    Why does it not surprise me that fans of Jersey Shore are not intelligent enough to own a Mac. Mac's don't get viruses.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  17. Jeff

    Gee, I thought "Snooki" would be more dangerous...

    March 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Shoooo

    I just let a stinker. Shooooo did it stink. : ]

    March 6, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Eric

    It's a sad day when a show based on totally selfish and immoral behavior can be profitable. Remember when you got airtime for doing good things?

    March 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Eric

    Jersey Shore is the WORST show that is, ever been or ever will be difiling the airwaves. Can't wait til the last season!

    March 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  21. bach4ever

    I know I'm going to heaven, cause I haven't watch not even one second of "Jersey Sucks"

    March 6, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mike

    I found a virus on my system the other day. I checked for system config and it said, "Windows XP Professional." I panicked.

    March 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  23. NoFanOfRealityTV

    Every time my dog hicks his leg on a tree I refer to it as JWowing. And every time he pops a squat I refer to what's left behind as a pile of Snookie.

    March 6, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  24. oldzoom

    Hackers know that if your dumb enough to search for JWoww or other losers, that you will pretty much click on anything and load their little suprises(malware) 🙁 Idiots online=hackers best friend 🙂

    March 6, 2011 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  25. harry belefonte

    ya mon look at the photo. both look like botex babies and nasty with std's.. we know sitch gave ronnie the aanal bleeding.. ronnie is a greasy midget. at least they put midgets on tv and don't make a big deal out of its handy capp.

    March 6, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  26. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    I need a big gay n!gger to pound my poop shoot all night with his big black meat stick. My role model is Michael Jackson....not the music part, but as a mentor to little boys. I want to be just like him...right down to the jesus juice and the adult alarm.

    March 6, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  27. sabrii

    God Bless America.
    That dude is right why do all the media go directly too tha bad rich ppl? Not saying all rich ppl are bad but Michael Jackson got a lot of fame after his death while their was some dude who like saved a ton of lives on a airplane that no one knew about but here we go adoring thiss person whateverr

    March 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  28. sabrii

    eeee jershey whatever sucksss!

    March 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Adios you miserable creeps and GOD BLESS ALL RIGHTEOUS SOULS. The end of that wide world blog.

    March 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Dagger 1

    @mentalRay: "evening the playing field." Your word choice was inarticulate. Leveling would have been the appropiate word conveying your intent. You have watched too much MTV. Jersey Shore a program as sick and pathetic as C. Sheen's delusions. Toxic Waste.

    March 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Your schemes will backfire on you pal..

    March 5, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Abraham Hamhock

    Did you know n!ggers are good at buying crack with food stamps.

    March 5, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Abraham Hamhock


    March 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Abraham Hamhock

    OMG2 Low and Behold. Call me back friend.be discreat. HOUR LOVE ONE HOUR LOVE.Please decifer precisely. Only time to speachlessly proceed.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  35. flo

    Id bust.....

    March 5, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Abraham Hamhock

    Hi this is abraham. A penny for your thoughts.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Malacam

    I called Antonio and he was all like call me back- you're breakin up. and i was all...omg... i hate nextel.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Abraham Hamhock

    Can you feel the anti virus avenging viper on your butt cheeks ?

    March 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Abraham Hamhock

    God bless the wine press of god and god bless the wine press of God. I AM whom i am.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  40. godblessoutsoliders

    Charlie Sheen 47, is all over the news because he's a celebrity drug addict. While Andrew Wilfahrt 31, Brian Tabada 21, Rudolph Hizon 22, Chauncy Mays 25 are all soldiers who gave their lives this week with no media mention. Honor THEM by re-posting this status please... God Bless Our Troops!

    March 5, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Abraham Hamhock

    Your schemes are not supported.Never was Never will be. You bunch of imbacils ,you are nothing but gross vanity.Take that to the opera!

    March 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jam

    Everyone should call that number and tell the guy not to post his number

    March 5, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  43. mocoman

    I eat mucus

    March 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  44. bobo

    Did someone seriously just put their phone number on a blog post?! How stupid do you have to be?

    March 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  45. ?


    March 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Argle Bargle

    "Jersey Shore"? Didn't that disappear with the Neanderthals?

    March 5, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Paris Hilton

    I am the source of all viruses. I got infected when Nicole and I scored some crack from aJiggaboo a few years ago while on vacation in Africa.
    That's hot.

    March 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Amy

    I thought the leading causes of viruses was... well... viruses.

    March 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Tom S.

    Costco? Sounds like WalMart's been up to some no-good tricks.

    March 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Joe Canada

    Less dangerous than the real Jwoww. The real one can give you herpes.

    March 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  51. My Name

    Wowwww, people are stupid

    March 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  52. john


    March 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Miranda


    March 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Got a life

    All of you, GET A LIFE!

    March 5, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • truelee

      Yeah, and thats why you're here commenting on the commenters. Nice try, Jwoww.

      March 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Mark

    The reason for this is because people interested in searching for those terms are notoriously stupid and more likely to fall for whatever trick is used to install the malware. Then once installed they're too stupid to know they've been duped and too stupid to figure out how to remove it even if they do clue in.
    I'm sure "WWE" is right uip at the top of the list too. Although perhaps that's to dumb to even operate a computer?

    March 5, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • hahaha

      Hey, nice double posting there. What's that you're saying about people who are too dumb to operate a computer?

      March 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Mark

    The reason for this is because people interested in searching for those terms are notoriously stupid and more likely to fall for whatever trick is used to install the malware. Then once installed they're too stupid to know they've been duped and too stupid to figure out how to remove it even if they do clue in.
    I'm sure "WWE" is right up at the top of the list too. Although perhaps that's to dumb to even operate a computer?

    March 5, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  57. Zoltan

    She looks eerily like Spotswood from Team America. Perhaps she is his daughter?

    March 5, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  58. jean claude van damn

    My weiner is a cybernetic organism: living tissue over a metal skeleton.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  59. ralphie64

    Its acutally a girl named Summer from Michelles escorts that's infected

    March 5, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  60. iShane

    This woman has the face of a trainwreck and the 'sun tan' of yellow vomit....and just lmao-wow at the goofball, uber kewl dip-wad behind her in this pic....

    Really people, this is what you eviscerate your brain on?

    March 5, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  61. bob

    She is an UGLY woman.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  62. TheLurkingBat

    now what's REALLY funny is how many stupid people went and searched JWoww on google, after reading this, just to see if their computer would get a virus from what they found.

    March 5, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  63. rjw51

    Another misleading article. I thought a new strain called jwoww had been propagating. I don't watch trash tv; I have never heard of this woman, and I wish the pleasure had been postponed indefinitely.

    March 5, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  64. Kyle

    When you get a computer virus you should use http://www.SupportNerds.com to remove it. They are affordable and quick and usually have the viruses removed in about 30 minutes. You can also reach them at (866)960-0592.

    March 5, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  65. mentalRay

    Download Mr Anonymous music free at mranonymous.net

    CNN bombards me with advertising so I'm just evening the playing field

    March 5, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  66. Telly

    Finally a selective computer virus that will only affect morons!

    March 5, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  67. DrMabuse

    Watch out–incoming! It's a grenade!

    March 5, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  68. InternetSpy

    JWoWW's favorite commercial:


    March 5, 2011 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  69. Stinker

    I just let a stinker & felt better. Butt it stinks. : ]

    March 5, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  70. arnold ziffle


    March 5, 2011 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  71. couch critic

    Nothing to hide from but you are hiding behind your computer. Go out & do something productive. =)

    March 5, 2011 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  72. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    How do you like that for your world wide blog?

    March 5, 2011 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  73. Nate!

    Hi! Thought U'd appreciate knowing this regarding accessing these viral sites! Tell ur friends! Hope U are slept out soon! I LOVE U, my son! Momma D. XO

    March 5, 2011 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  74. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    To all whom did not recieve the message of appocolips and because the vile that you speak comes from your own hearts, it is only fair to advise you that you bring uponto yourself,your own demise.PS NOTHING TO HIDE.

    March 5, 2011 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  75. couch critic

    You people are so mean, including CNN! And Antonio Velasquez, Jr is probably a pedophile, creeper, or just weirdo. Giving out your phone number & email address on a worldwide blog? Who does that?????

    March 5, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  76. Antonio Velasquez Jr.


    March 5, 2011 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  77. Seriously.

    I wouldn't touch her with your D, but I'd still blast her face with hot man-chowder.

    March 5, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  78. Antonio Velasquez Jr.


    March 5, 2011 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  79. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    To 37.Lady Janet. You are a born leader.Inspiration urges me to say , I'd like to meet you one of our days. 347-370-0786

    March 5, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Christina_210

      You are wheellie cwazy, please say that is not your actual phone #.

      March 5, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  80. D

    No it doesn't, actually.

    March 5, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  81. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    On the other hand mrs.41D your source of inspiration has a lower case g,It just might be the case that we have nothing in comon.

    March 5, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  82. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Sounds like there might be a 41.D size and an extremely narrow mind.In case you do not have the necessary ear mrs. 41.D,I said "appocolips" not Apocolypse. We can mutually continue to relate.

    March 5, 2011 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  83. j

    sucks to be a fan. I am glad I stay away from MTV.

    March 5, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  84. American Solder

    Are you joking with me???? Is she a he???Thats one fugly thing of a woman if she is a woman we need to goose her or him toy verify

    March 5, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  85. jade

    did u see how jealous the sitch was when sammy came back.. more evidence he is a mo.. and grease ball ronnie had a reason for that proctolgist visit

    March 5, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  86. D

    Apocolypse? oh god your one of those...

    March 5, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  87. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Worst looking than forty year old leather seats? Must be the sun rays shining on her face.It will only happen to those whom are spiritually of the darkness.May heaven forbid as soon as pre prophetically possible.

    March 5, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  88. Christof

    Well I'm not surprised she comes with a virus... Always use protection.

    March 5, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  89. Joe

    What's a Jwowowow?

    March 5, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  90. janet

    Have. No comment I think u guys took care of that Already. Thanks. Anyway have a great. One peace

    March 5, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  91. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Hear ye,hear ye. Do good deeds and fair well.

    March 5, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  92. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Is anyone in the buisiness venture of getting peaple sick ? if so then you must or will be very sick. Let us all leave well enough alone. For humanities sake, we will all save our planet and prevent the appocolips application now and forever.

    March 5, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • SCBeauty1983

      ^ I think you're referring to Amanda Knox (aka "Foxy Knoxy"), the college student who has been accused of murdering her roommate in Italy.

      March 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  93. pointless1

    Does Sam's Club have Valtrex in bulk?

    March 5, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  94. JDriver77

    honestly, She looks like a guy.

    March 5, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  95. D

    and definately more attractive than some of the girls the guys brought home lol

    March 5, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  96. D

    I think she's more attractive than the other girls...aside from Sammy(without so much makeup)

    March 5, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  97. sassie

    I'm sure she is the cause of alot of nasty viruses.

    March 4, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  98. svann

    I only say this because she will never see this but she's really not that good looking. I think too many people mistake style and makeup for actual good looks.

    March 4, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • dtcpr

      I was thinking the same thing! She looks old and mean never mind Orange.....

      March 8, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  99. biggerthanyou

    Including cheefsfury's parts.

    March 4, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  100. D

    So...since this is a story about her, are we going to get a virus? lol

    March 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Jenerous

    For once the Kartrashians arent on the list...

    March 4, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  102. ola

    Whatever happens JWow has never dated that piece of sh@[ Charlie Sheen. No way she is as disgusting as his skaaanks.

    March 4, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  103. teddie

    Yeah baby. ChalieSheens hoos still are the skaankkiest of all. Themn so called goddesses are the naasttiest traashhiest walking stdz on the face of the earth. Total traaashh.

    March 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  104. treocyber

    I wash my hands everytime I use my laptop to access the internet. However, the hotties I meet from online sites assure me that they are clean. Am I too paranoid with my laptop?

    March 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  105. D


    March 4, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Patriot Act Sucks

    I have 10 Navy friends, and they all said they banged her.

    March 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Jam

    Come on did they have to make it that easy?

    March 4, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  108. daSilva

    Costco? Really? How about Walmart?

    March 4, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Coinneach


    March 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      That was MY first thought, the computer virus thing got my attention.

      March 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Really?

    Wow.w. NEXT!

    March 4, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Ben_Button

    Jersey Shore.. Is that a show?

    March 4, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Art Vandolay

    If you do search on Jwow, you deserve to get an infection. -Art

    March 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-Rock

      Um...didn't you click on and reada story that ONLY mentioned J Woww in the headline? Not exactly like you are "above it all"

      March 4, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Costanza

      .....and you want to be my latex salesman..

      March 4, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  113. milla

    Charlies girls are std factories !

    March 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • truelee

      Charlie sure does have a taste for sloppy seconds from the adult entertainment industry – eewwww. Sticky.

      March 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  114. TED


    March 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  115. rich

    it really is Superhiro. normally i would try to think up something mean to say. with this blog it just doesnt seem right. :I

    March 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Superhiro

    This feels too easy to make a snarky comment about, so I'll refrain :\

    March 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Chris

    I could totally make a joke relating to the metaphorical irony of the situation, but I won't....

    March 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph Huston

      I've heard they leave for Italy in April for the new season of this worthless group and show.Lets hope each and every one of them go the same route as Foxey Roxey.

      March 5, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesse Venegas

      I could totally make a joke relating to the metaphorical irony of the situation, but I won't

      March 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • SCBeauty1983

      I think you're referring to Amanda Knox (aka "Foxy Knoxy"), the American college student who was studying abroad; she's been accused of murdering her roommate in Perugia, Italy.

      March 5, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • joeNYC

      FIne, then I'll say it. The gal is a walking, talking STD.

      March 7, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |

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