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Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Wanted for Murder
After Life Takes Bizarre and Dangerous Turns
by Karl Bode 08:18AM Tuesday Nov 13 2012 Tipped by graysonf See Profile
In a story that's worth mentioning simply for it's grade on the bizarre scale, Gizmodo has an interesting exclusive report on how anti-virus pioneer John McAfee is being hunted by the authorities for an alleged murder. The story notes that McAfee is the prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, McAfee's neighbor who was shot in his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye.

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Additional reports by Gizmodo go into interesting detail in McAfee's life, the anti-virus expert seemingly going from thrill-seeking serial entrepreneur to borderline mad man with a taste for designer narcotics:
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McAfee's intensive use of psychosis-inducing hallucinogens would go a long way toward explaining his growing estrangement from his friends and from the community around him. If he was producing large quantities of these chemicals, as implied on Bluelight, that would also shed light on his decision to associate with some of Belize's most hardened drug-gang members.
Faull had filed a formal complaint against McAfee last Wednesday for firing weapons and exhibiting "roguish behavior." McAfee sold his stake in the antivirus firm he created in the early nineties, and moved to Belize roughly three years ago to lower his taxes and to produce and sell narcotics.

Update: Wired has an interview with McAfee who insists he's innocent, and says he buried himself in the sand to avoid police when they came looking.

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brianiscool

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Virus

Looks like he was attacked by a trojan horse. Virus scanners can not detect all infections.

ArrayList
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yeah, right

this feels entirely political.
CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
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Re: yeah, right

Agreed... the Gizmodo piece is an amateurish hatchet job; a mole-hill of substance turned into a mountain of negativity. Probably funded by Norton

exocet_cm
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Brings a whole new meaning

To the saying "Don't install McAfee, it'll kill your PC".

Sorry, couldn't resist

Thaler
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Re: Brings a whole new meaning

Malware's getting pretty nasty to uninstall these days.

IllIlIlllIll
EliteData
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lol

"buried himself in the sand to avoid police..."
it would have been better to hide in the attic, covered up with sheets...
Expand your moderator at work
Beans5

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Re: lol

Wait, didn't somebody do that before the US troops stepped on his hole? Hmm, must be thinking of somebody else some time back.

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Re-branding (aka. Damage control)

Looks like the company will be rebranding the product or merge with Norton.

There was a dating service a few years ago that had to change their name after they were caught matching women with convicted felons and violent men by one of those prime time investigative shows. They claimed to screen people that used their service for criminal records in their ads and the TV crew (can't remember if it was ABC or NBC) hired a convicted felon to go use their service wired with a hidden camera. The company had to change their name and eventually folded.
Da Man

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Re: Re-branding (aka. Damage control)

Think of the hoops the EU would make Intel jump through to buy Norton (AV ballot on Intel motherboard's ).

wiredmonkey

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said by IowaCowboy:

Looks like the company will be rebranding the product or merge with Norton.

Uh... Intel owns McAfee. They have for quite some time now.
decifal

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phhfff

mcAfee sucks anyways.. Moving on.....

battleop

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Police FAIL..

That or the reporter half ass paid attention to the facts.

"Luger brand 9mm expended shell at the scene"

Is there anyone in the media or law enforcement that knows anything about guns? There is no such thing as Luger brand 9mm. The brass will have a head stamp that says 9mm Luger which is the caliber not brand name.
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Re: Police FAIL..

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said by battleop:

That or the reporter half ass paid attention to the facts.

"Luger brand 9mm expended shell at the scene"

Is there anyone in the media or law enforcement that knows anything about guns? There is no such thing as Luger brand 9mm. The brass will have a head stamp that says 9mm Luger which is the caliber not brand name.

This might help.
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Re: Police FAIL..

The last two glocks, I thought those were Colt .45's... And I think the last AK-47, the teal one, is called a shotgun. At least whenever I saw a co-worker head out to his with his friends I'd always hear "Shotgun!".
moonpuppy

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Drugs are bad

And this is the result when you stick them up your rear end.

And I find it interesting that Wired is encouraging him by giving him an interview.
BiggA

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The whole AV industry should be dead

Microsoft released MSE, and yet idiots are still buying AV software. I know people who have too, it's so stupid. It just bogs down the machine when MSE can do the job without much impact on performance.

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Re: The whole AV industry should be dead

Yeah but i haven't seen it catch or stop anything yet
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BiggA

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Re: The whole AV industry should be dead

So?