John McAfee resurfaces as ranting video star, mocks McAfee software


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  • Thursday, 20 Jun 2013

ECCENTRIC: McAfee (centre) posing with tourists outside his hotel in Miami Beach, Florida Dec 13, 2012 file photo. The software pioneer posted an online rant on YouTube against the antivirus software named after him. - Reuters

BOSTON: Eccentric software pioneer John McAfee is back in the spotlight - lashing out at the anti-virus software that bears his name in a profanity-laced video.

McAfee, an American who helped create the antivirus software industry, generated a media frenzy at the end of last year when he fled his home on a tropical island in Belize, claiming that police in the Central American nation wanted to frame him for murder.

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