Poor Aquaman: Now He’s a Malware Magnet in Addition to All That Other Crap



He may be a king and all, but no A-list superhero seems to get as much grief as Aquaman, whether it’s jokes about his powers being useless on land, or snickering double entendres about “sea man.”

Now he has more problems. McAfee anti-virus software has dubbed him the #1 Most Toxic Superhero online, due to the number of risky websites associated with his name.

The research found that searching for the latest “Aquaman and free torrent download,” “Aquaman and watch,” “Aquaman and online,” and “Aquaman and free trailer” yields a 18.6% chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

McAfee concludes from this that “scammers consider popular trends when deciding which victims to target.” So, um…when did Aquaman become a popular trend? The top five are:

Aquaman 18.60%
Mr. Fantastic 18.22%
The Hulk 17.30%
Wonder Woman 16.77%
Daredevil 16.70%

A list containing Aquaman and Daredevil in the top tier is following popular trends? Wonder Woman, yes, because she just got her own porno, which I would bet accounts for 90% of the searches that lead to malware. But if people are looking for Aquaman porn – maybe that “sea man” joke really does confuse people?

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist