McAfee Antivirus is effective against its own death

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2016 - 01:20 PM |
Tagged: mcafee, Intel, antivirus

In a strange turn of events it seems that McAfee has risen once again to appear on the marketplace in a move reminiscent of a certain Uncle Duke story line.  Intel has sold their majority stake, worth $3.1bn in cash, to a private equity firm called TPG.  Intel retains 49% of the shares, not quite breaking even on the purchase they made back in 2010 but having seen solid profits from that business while they were running it.  TPG has now renamed itself McAfee and Chris Young, the general manager of Intel Security will be a part of the new team.  Pop by The Register for more on the antivirus company that just keeps coming back, but there is no word as of yet from the company's namesake.

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"Intel is selling off a majority stake in its security software arm – formerly known as McAfee – to private equity firm TPG, which will rename itself to, er, McAfee."

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September 8, 2016 | 04:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

McAfee was great, it's a shame he didn't win the Libertarian nomination. He's the right kind of crazy, unlike Clinton and Trump.

September 8, 2016 | 05:43 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Really he is a NutJob that wants to be Chuck Norris! Why does computing attract the nutjobs, and gaming also, there's some Floyd R. Turbo types in gaming. WTF put on a nice sleeved shirt, and get a shave, what a piece of trailer park trash/douche bag sense of style that one has!

September 9, 2016 | 05:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"Why does computing attract the nutjobs"
If you think he's bad, check out Richard Stallman and Terry A. Davis. Still, at lease they (and McAfee) are a harmless kind of crazy, instead of the dangerous kind (like Trump and Hillary) that politics seems to attract

September 9, 2016 | 12:25 AM - Posted by fred sam (not verified)

Yea, its a shame, he is far more libertarian than that cuck gary johnson who is little more than a sjw who thinks "dude weed bro" makes him a libertarian.

September 9, 2016 | 01:28 PM - Posted by John H (not verified)

The first part of your statement is true; the second part not so much.

Gary has actually reduced taxes, privatized prisons to reduce costs and get them out of the hands of government, and reduced funding for social programs in his state. Those all put money back into the pocket of the residents of New Mexico; "keeping government out of your pocket" is very Libertarian.

Gary isn't a SJW because he actually took the time to take office, and enact changes. That takes a lot of hard/real work, not internet complaining.

With all of that said, Mcafee probably is the most libertarian candidate ever, I respect the guy.

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