John McAfee

IRL Name: 
John McAfee

John McAfee was born on September 18, 1945 in England and raised in Salem, Virginia. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Roanoke College in 1967, and he received an honorary doctorate from Roanoke College in 2008. John was employed as a programmer by NASA's Institute for Space Studies in New York City from 1968 to 1970. From there he went to Univac as a software designer and later to Xerox as an Operating System architect. In 1978 he joined Computer Sciences Corporation as a software consultant. While employed by Lockheed in the 1980s, McAfee received a copy of the Pakistani Brain computer virus and then started developing software to combat viruses.


The Founder of McAfee, Inc. which developed the world's first computer virus scanner.

He was the first to distribute anti-virus software using the shareware business model.

Last May 2, 2012, McAfee's property in Belize was raided by the Gang Suppression Unit and was arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing and possession of unlicensed weapons. The Belize GSU press release declares that McAfee, 66, was there with his 17-year-old girlfriend (referred to as a minor) and five security guards.


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