The Most Dangerous Software To Search For Online (Infographic)

We live in a time where if you need a new small business tool, a simple Google search will allow you to find and instantly download whatever you need.

But that ease of access makes software downloads a major target for hackers. In fact, 1 in 3 software-related search results contains malware.

So what are the most dangerous small business software to search for?

This new study from Surfshark analyzed the search results for today\’s top small business software products to find which software\’s search results contain the most malware.

Key Findings

• Avid Technology is the most dangerous software to search for both in the creative category and overall, with 64.0% of search results containing potential malware.
• 48.3% of search results for Twitter contain potential malware, the most of any social media software.
• The most dangerous small business software to search for is the workforce management tool Hubstaff – 44.3% of search results contain potential malware.
• 47.1% of search results for Lumi Wallet contain potential malware – the largest share of any crypto wallet.
• On average, 1 in 3 search results for software contains potential malware.

Here’s a look at the 10 most dangerous small business software to search for online:

Browser Software


Creative Software


Crypto-Wallet Software


Small Business


Social Media


Scott Davenport

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