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JDR13 November 13th, 2012 21:57

Founder of McAfee Antivirus wanted in connection to murder.
 
Bizzare story I just saw on the news over here.

John McAfee, the founder of McAfee Antivirus, is apparently wanted for questioning in connection to the murder of a neighbor in Belize. He's refusing to come forth and is now in hiding.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/12/world/…ing/index.html

Seems like this guy went off the deep end in recent years and got involved in some heavy drug use.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-575…n-murder-case/

badmofo November 13th, 2012 22:09

That guy should have been locked up years ago for murdering the performance on a zillion PC's.

Does anyone here use McAfee?

azarhal November 13th, 2012 22:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by badmofo (Post 1061170793)
Does anyone here use McAfee?

My company used it until like a month ago. The IT guys had to implements lots of custom rules just make using Eclipse and Netbeans possible.

dteowner November 13th, 2012 22:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by badmofo (Post 1061170793)
That guy should have been locked up years ago for murdering the performance on a zillion PC's.

Does anyone here use McAfee?

My subscription (thanks to Dell) finally ran out a few weeks ago. Color me thrilled.

Thrasher November 13th, 2012 22:42

Purifying the drug found in bath salts? Oh dear…

JDR13 November 13th, 2012 22:58

It gets even stranger…

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201…Top+Stories%29

This guy is obviously a few cards short of a full deck.

Thrasher November 13th, 2012 23:28

Quote:

“I like it here,” he says. “It’s the nicest place on earth.”
Which explains why he has a patrol of armed guards and 6 (now dead) guard dogs. Methinks drug induced paranoia is involved. :/

Alrik Fassbauer November 13th, 2012 23:35

Ah, that's why I couldn't install the McAfee trial (?) program last weekend ?

Edit : By the way : The founder of PKZIP never had an easy life as well …

Corwin November 14th, 2012 00:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by badmofo (Post 1061170793)
That guy should have been locked up years ago for murdering the performance on a zillion PC's.

Does anyone here use McAfee?

I stopped using it years ago after it TOTALLY wiped my HD!!

joxer November 14th, 2012 00:14

Never used it.
Also when I'm forced to install a new version of Flash like today, I unselect the bloody piece of unwanted software that comes with it.

Involved in heavy drug use? I wish I was too… That would mean I'm filthy in one more way… Rich. :)

JDR13 November 14th, 2012 01:18

McAfee was worth a reported 100 Million $ at one time, but apparently he lost 96% of his fortune due to the economy, bad investments, and ridiculous spending.

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=8462247

Thrasher November 14th, 2012 01:24

Heavily invested in real estate and a bunch of other crazy stuff.

Couchpotato November 14th, 2012 01:46

He was wanted on fraud charges a few years ago and fled to Belize after losing his money. Now he is wanted there also. I used to use his product but since Norton came with my cable internet I don't need McAfee anymore.

JDR13 November 14th, 2012 01:49

Fraud is a long way from murder, so yeah, I'd say this is new.

CrazyIrish November 14th, 2012 02:07

I used McAfee years and years ago when it was popularly known that the password to their corporate ftp site had been left as abc123. Everyone of their products available for download. Of course I never took advantage of their incredible lack of acumen.

Couchpotato November 14th, 2012 02:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDR13 (Post 1061170854)
Fraud is a long way from murder, so yeah, I'd say this is new.

Not really the guy is a lose screw always was. I'm not surprised by what he did. This battle with the Belize government has been going on for a while. Makes you wonder though did he do it or is it a setup from government officials.

Link-http://gizmodo.com/5907603/anti+viru…sted-in-belize

Link-http://gizmodo.com/5912379/meth-labs…-run-in-belize

This happened back in May.

JDR13 November 14th, 2012 02:38

Yeah, I think it's obvious the guy had been unstable for awhile…that didn't happen overnight. The murder just happened yesterday though.

Thrasher November 14th, 2012 02:47

Seems like there is a lot of speculation and lack of facts. Could be a a Belize set up? Hard to tell.

Couchpotato November 14th, 2012 02:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDR13 (Post 1061170863)
Yeah, I think it's obvious the guy had been unstable for awhile…that didn't happen overnight. The murder just happened yesterday though.

His murder charge may be new but his list of crimes in Belize isn't. So if my wording in my first post bothered you then I apologize. This was just waiting to happen if you read the older news stories that's what I meant.

Thrasher November 14th, 2012 02:49

So what does his family back in the States say about all this?


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