John McAfee software virus pioneer wanted for murder

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    Weird story. McAfee antivirus software is known worldwide. John McAfee is a genius. 67 year old John McAfee was living with his 17 year old girlfriend in Belize.
    [h=1]Millionaire behind McAfee software giant on the run after 'gunning down an American builder in Belize'[/h]
    By RACHEL QUIGLEYPUBLISHED: 14:28 EST, 12 November 2012 | UPDATED: 16:10 EST, 12 November 2012

    The man who made millions by creating one of the world's most successful internet security firms is on the run after shooting dead an American man in Belize, according to police.
    McAfee - co-founder of McAfee virus software - is the prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, a local builder who was gunned down on Saturday at his home.Head of Belize police force's Gang Suppression Unit Marco Vidal named the 66-year-old as the prime suspect today and revealed he was on the run.
    Gizmodo reported the two men had been at odds for some time and last week Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee saying he had fired guns and exhibited 'roguish behavior'.McAfee has been in hiding in Belize since his home was raided for allegedly harboring illegal drugs and weapons and running a 'meth lab'.A police report said that Faull's housekeeper found the 52-year-old 'lying face up in a pool of blood with an apparent gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head, apparently dead'.
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    Last week, Gizmodo reported that McAfee's relationships with other expats in the area had been deteriorating and that he had started associating with some of Belize's 'most notorious gangsters'.
    He is also thought to have been struggling with the after-effects of mind-altering drugs like bath salts, which he often posted about on drugs-focused internet message boards.He wrote in one: 'I'm a huge fan of MDPV. I think it's the finest drug ever conceived, not just for the indescribable hypersexuality, but also for the smooth euphoria and mild comedown.'
    The murder is the culmination of a bizarre new chapter in the life of the former multimillionaire who fled the U.S. after the fortune he made from his internet security software was in danger of being wiped out by a series of lawsuits and the financial crash.McAfee is believed to have made $100million after developing the software in the eighties and was known as one of the biggest success stories to come out of the digital age.The tattooed tycoon - born in Britain and raised in the U.S. - had tried to build a new life by starting an antibiotics firm in the tiny Central American country and is rumored to have set up home with a 17-year-old girl.The age of consent in Belize is 16-years-old for both sexes.
    But earlier this year his new venture fell apart when he was arrested because he refused to donate money to a local politician.
    After his company suffered setbacks, the yoga lover moved to Belize in 2008 and then launched a bid to make antibiotics from jungle plants. As of 2009 his fortune, once valued at $100million, had fallen to $4million.That year he finished liquidating his U.S. real estate holdings which included 280-acres in Colorado, a beachfront estate in Hawaii, properties in Arizona and Texas, and a ranch in Rodeo, New Mexico.
    He had long since left the company that bore his name, having cashed out of the antivirus company in 1994.


    He has had a series of much-younger girlfriends and followed his passions, saying in 2007, 'Success for me is, Can you wake up in the morning and feel like a 12-year-old?'
    In May, he revealed his current legal ordeal at the hands of security forces who shot dead his dog, seized his passport and left him handcuffed for 14 hours in the sun without food and water.They then placed him in a squalid prison cell where he had to sleep on the floor with four others, the Gizmodo reported.
    Having spent one night already sleeping on the concrete floor of the Belize City jail I am not excited about the prospect of returning', Gizmodo quoted him as saying on a private message board.
    Mr McAfee said there were no beds in prison and a milk carton served as a toilet for everybody - until a drunk entered the cell at 1am and kicked it over.
    Revealing that he had not left his one-room hideout for five days, Mr McAfee posted that he had no cable or satellite TV, no books and just three DVDS - The Human Stain, Tierra and Naked.
    He had an iPad but no charger, so was 'rationing' its use.
    Whereas the device's remaining charge was at 21 per cent at the start of the post, he revealed it was down to only 17 per cent when he logged off.

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  2. PI Nate

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    he sold his stake in the company years ago and is an addict...
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    That is weird. Doesn't make much sense to kill a guy yourself in Belize when you could hire a local to off him for like $20.
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    Intel nows own McAfee. When anyone thinks of antivirus software they think of McAfee. It's strange now that the company name is synonymous with a drug addicted murderer.
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    He was doing bath salts up his ass. (No joke.)

    For the record, Howard's intern invented getting killed by dudes on bath salts.
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    Bath Salt........ & wig glue?
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    yet McAfee is not the choice of the largest companies. Over and over I see Symantec (lately Endpoint Protection) in use at the corporate level.
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    if he was on bath salts he would've eaten the guy.
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    Shit software.
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    btw, have you looked at the other articles in the Daily Mail today? "
    [h=1]Woman 'tortured her maid to death with scalding water because she was lazy'[/h]
    • Employer told the court 'I only beat her up. I just wanted her to do the housework properly'
    • Maid had pepper poured in her eyes and was tied up with electric cable, according to the woman's children

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-death-scalding-water-lazy.html#ixzz2C3iuvanO
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    I think I'll wait for a report from a news organization that does not read like a supermarket tabloid.
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    this

    i remember when McAffee was regularly followed by rumors of starting the virus scares their program then claimed to defend against.
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    sounds like how The Revolution got started and made Wiggy his billion.
    :lol:
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    His product SUCKED, at least in the last 7 years or so. Didn't stop shit. Got a tip from the IT guy at my wife's work to get Norton Internet. Zero problems in about 3 years now. McAfee was on my new laptop and actually slowed it way down. Got Norton installed on it and McAfee shitcanned and zip...fast. It is one fucked up worthless program. Allegedly.
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    McAfee and Norton are both retarded bloatware. Personal computers are better off just using MSE.
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    I remember seeing the story on him on 60 Minutes when he was auctioning off his Arizona home and all its belongings after the his company fell apart...I thought he seemed weird and sort of eccentric. Never heard about him again until now. Can't get much worse for him than where he is now.
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    Panda Endpoint = 0.0 Shit Happened . . . :cheer:
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    AVG free

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