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Millionaire John McAfee Of McAfee Antivirus A Murderer?

Submitted by on November 13, 2012 – 9:00 am Comments

Turns out, John McAfee, who is the man behind the McAfee antivirus, is wanted for murder in Belize. Allegedly, John is one of the prime suspects in the shooting of an American expatriate named Gregory Faull.  Faull was reportedly gunned down at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye on Saturday — after an argument with McAfee had turned deadly. In fact, Faull had even complained to the mayor’s office claiming McAfee had been firing off guns and exhibiting “roguish behavior”. Although the reason behind John shooting Faull, is not yet known.

The police found Faull lying in a pool of blood, face down. The motive behind the killing has not yet been established. The police claim McAfee is currently “on the run from murder charges”. Faull was a neighbor of McAfee. In an interview with Wired, McAfee maintained his innocence. He also said that he is afraid the police will kill him. Interestingly, on May 2, 2012, McAfee’s property in Orange Walk Town, Belize, was raided by the Gang Suppression Unit. A GSU press release stated that he was arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing and possession of an unlicensed weapon. McAfee was allegedly in the presence of his 17-year-old Belizean girlfriend. All charges were dropped and McAfee is suing the Belizean government for false arrest.

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 For the uninitiated, John is a programmer and founder of McAfee. He was one of the first people to design anti-virus software and to develop a virus scanner. In 1987 John McAfee founded McAfee Associates, a computer anti-virus company. He was the first to distribute anti-virus software using the shareware business model. In 1989, he quit Lockheed and began working full-time at McAfee Associates, which he initially operated from his home in Santa Clara, California.

The company was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1992. Network Associates was formed in 1997 as a merger of McAfee Associates and Network General. This company later became Network Associates, a name it retained for seven years until it was renamed McAfee. Two years after McAfee Associates went public; John McAfee sold his remaining stake in the company. McAfee remains today, as one of the largest anti-virus companies in the world.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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