Antivirus pioneer John McAfee selling life story by The Toronto Star
The international fugitive John McAfee captured headlines last year fleeing Belize police. Now, he’s filmed a documentary about his life with a Montreal company.
By: Jessica McDiarmid News reporter, Published on Fri Jul 05 2013
MONT TREMBLANT, QUE.—The southern town of John McAfee’s youth was a quiet place in the 1950s.
It was an era that seemed, to the young British-born boy with an abusive father, plastic and artificial, one in which everyone was dying of boredom.
So the boy, who would decades later found the ubiquitous antivirus software, changed it, leading the neighbourhood boys out into the forest surrounding Salem, Va., where they built their own world: of freedom, without adults or chores or calls for dinner.
“And it was great,” says McAfee, a tall, lean 67-year-old now. “We got to escape from the real world and create our own.”
He’s been doing it ever since.
September 29, 2016 at 9:09 pm
I remember I first installed McAfee on my Windows 95 computer it made me feel safe lol but I never heard or knew about you until I saw the bad mouthing documentary on showtime, all I have to say is you kill my dogs I’ll kill you too! I’ll work for you if you need someone reliable I would send you my resume I have more intelligence and job experience than anyone I’ve ever met
March 31, 2014 at 12:49 am
Well said @mark. Welcome back JM. We look forward to your ideas and implementing them.
March 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm
are u seriously hiding in a pill box out in the hills? wtf thats so akward
October 25, 2013 at 1:31 am
A classic “CoastToCoast” featuring Mr. McAfee the night of Oct. 23rd. Appreciative of the (rare) straight talk regarding the health scare website fiasco and was relieved to finally get the real story behind the Belize scandal. The presentation of these events I got from the mainstream news media bore little or no resemblance to the reality of the situation as described by John. Welcome back to the U.S. and I hope your formidable intellect can be brought to bear on our troubling domestic situation what with the apparent implosion of what not so long ago was considered to be basic civil liberties.
October 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm
Im eagerly awaiting to hear the documentary come from the original source instead of having it travel through multiple layers and end up distorting more than it gets right.
For what its worth, Sir Richard Branson does not have a damn thing on you. Keep your head up, and hope you end up reclaiming all of your rightful possessions from Belize
October 24, 2013 at 9:55 am
It is a pleasure that finally that nightmare is over and you are back in business in the U.S.A.
August 30, 2013 at 6:14 pm
just a by curiosity who shot this picture?
August 29, 2013 at 2:53 am
Don’t know why you didn’t answer my question. Anyhow just letting you know I saw one of your books getting auctioned off,
August 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm
Hey, are you a freemason?
July 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm
Mine too icy, sometime life hits you hard. But faith is what keeps me going.
July 14, 2013 at 5:00 am
I can completely concur. My life has been similar,
albeit less lucrative.
July 6, 2013 at 6:25 am
….it seems so, we have had an similarly childhood….*_*
July 6, 2013 at 12:39 am
Thank you for posting this. It is always nice to read articles about you that are new and fresh.
I am glad to see the media is slowly moving themselves away from sensationalism, misrepresentations and citing themselves as sources.
Also thank you for keeping us up-do-date on what’s going on with all the projects…and with you 🙂