Game, pop culture sites among highest risk for malware

The Czech Republic-based computer security company Avast! found an "overwhelming popular culture theme" among web sites infected with programs that spew spyware and create other threats for computer users at home.

Sites on what the company calls its "Most Wanted" list are collected by a community reporting system. Users of the company's antivirus software opt-in to a group whose Internet travels are tracked.

The company says about 85 percent of new computer infections are picked up by Internet surfing, and many of those come from the almost 397,000 hijacked and malicious web pages its research found in May. Sites on the list include: