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John McAfee Triggers the Ultimate False Positive 47

Posted by timothy
from the we-will-miss-him-but-celebrate-his-life dept.
Barence writes "The wild man of antivirus software, John McAfee, has been forced to deny reports of his own death. Internet reports circulating last night claimed the hard-living security software entrepreneur had died after one too many drink and drugs sessions. However, McAfee has taken to his Twitter account in the past few hours to assure everyone that he's still alive, and hasn't mislaid his sense of humour.'"I felt great when I went to bed last night. I had such great plans,' tweeted McAfee, alongside a link to a report — now hastily withdrawn — that claimed he had died from an overdose."
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John McAfee Triggers the Ultimate False Positive

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  • Yeah... (Score:4, Funny)

    by cayenne8 (626475) on Tuesday September 10, 2013 @08:49AM (#44806797) Homepage Journal
    ...meth is a hell of a drug....
  • Can't pull the same plan twice on the same guy in this age of media leaking things prematurely.

  • by thesandbender (911391) on Tuesday September 10, 2013 @09:10AM (#44806981)
    For being almost impossible to completely uninstall.
  • by twmcneil (942300) on Tuesday September 10, 2013 @09:18AM (#44807031)
    I may die of an overdose of John McAfee stories.
  • All this story does is give free press to a raving lunatic who should probably be locked up for murder and drug trafficking. At a minimum, the cases against him should be tried.
    • by barista (587936)
      Looking at most free press outlets these days, it seems like raving lunatics are a growing industry. So he'll probably be given a TV show, or something.
      • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

        by MrKaos (858439)

        he'll probably be given a TV show, or something.

        Has anyone seen "The Addams Family"?

        • They're creepy and they're kooky,
        • Mysterious and spooky,
        • They're all together ooky,
        • The McAffe Family.
        • Their house is a museum
        • Where people come to see 'em
        • They really are a scream
        • The McAffe Family.
        • (Neat)
        • (Sweet)
        • (Petite)
        • So get a witches shawl on
        • A broomstick you can crawl on
        • We're gonna pay a call on
        • The McAffe Family.
  • by Minwee (522556) <dcr@neverwhen.org> on Tuesday September 10, 2013 @09:46AM (#44807311) Homepage
    This is McAfee. Can we trust him when he says he isn't dead?
  • But no one else knew how to get McAfee's software of his machine.
  • Dear World,

    Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated

    John

    P.S. Unless of course the effects of all these drugs and alcohol are what is greatly exaggerated.

    Maybe I just THINK I'm dead...

  • by tinkerton (199273) on Tuesday September 10, 2013 @10:44AM (#44807927)

    That reminds me, someone should write a virus that when an antivirus detects it and displays the messagebox "virus removed", the virus shows an additional messagebox saying "Reports claiming this virus' removal have been greatly exaggerated."

  • That he is John McAfee? I mean he could be a facsimile that appeared on night in a large green pea pod while the real John was consumed and left as an empty husk somewhere in Central America?

  • I need to set up a dead man's switch that posts denials of my demise.

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