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McAfee, John

LC control no.n 88194564
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Personal name headingMcAfee, John
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1945-09-18
Death date2021-06
Place of birthGloucestershire (England)
Place of deathSpain
Field of activityComputer software industry Computer security
AffiliationComputer Virus Association
McAfee Associates
Profession or occupationBusinesspeople Computer engineers
Found inHis Computer viruses, worms, data diddlers ... 1989: CIP t.p. (John McAfee, chairman of the Computer Virus Association)
Washington post WWW site, viewed June 24, 2021 (in obituary dated June 23, 2021: John McAfee, the eccentric British American software entrepreneur who sold his namesake anti-virus company in the 1990s and embarked on a globe-trotting life of bizarre and often allegedly criminal pursuits while embracing the persona of a gun-toting rogue and outlaw, was found dead in his prison cell near Barcelona on June 23. He was 75. He created high-tech ventures including McAfee Associates, a security-software firm whose product grew into one of the best-selling anti-virus programs. In the 1980s, Mr. McAfee, then a successful engineer in Silicon Valley, devised a way to block the Brain virus. He purposely infected his PC with the virus and then wrote a program to disable the invader. That program became the basis for his company, which he started in 1987 out of his home in Santa Clara, Calif. John David McAfee was born at a U.S. Army base in Gloucestershire, England, on Sept. 18, 1945. When he was 2, the family moved to Salem, Va., where Mr. McAfee grew up)
Associated languageeng