Wednesday, June 19, 2013

John McAfee explains how to uninstall McAfee antivirus software in NSFW video

In a bizarre YouTube video, McAfee founder John McAfee shows end users how to uninstall his former company's antivirus software. The video makes fun of both McAfee the company and McAfee the eccentric millionaire (a caption labels him as such).

It's the latest strange event in the life of the former entrepreneur, who "escaped" from Belize in late 2012 after authorities there labeled him a "person of interest" in a neighbor's murder.

No longer involved in McAfee operations -- for more than 15 years, McAfee said -- "recent events have made me change my mind." What events? Complaints from end users that still reach out to him about McAfee AV. In particular, they contact him (he says) over how to remove McAfee security software that was the issue.

Notably, most security software is difficult to remove, as if it were not it would be easy for a hacker to remove it from a "victim's" system. McAfee security software has an especially bad reputation in this area. The company itself isn't faring well, either: YouGov's latest BrandIndex found that the company's Buzz Score hit its lowest point in five years in December, in the midst of the aforementioned murder events.

McAfee plays the video (which is NSFW based on many expletives), somewhat in a Hefner-ish manner. He's wearing a bathrobe as he goes through many letters complaining about problems with McAfee software. Eventually, now wearing a jacket, but still sporting boxers, he asks his "friend" Bartholomew to lead viewers through the uninstallation procedure.

As Bart (let's just call him Bart) continues, McAfee is cavorting with scantily clad women. When Bart speaks of backing up your computer, McAfee shows viewers that "back it up" might refer to a sexual position.

Eventually, the women make their way over to Bart, and McAfee is seen sniffing something that is labeled "bath salts."

Eventually, McAfee explodes, saying that McAfee software is always watching him. He says,
You know, something went wrong. Fifteen years ago, I had some beautiful software and they took it over. I don't know what they did. It was like the time I hired that Bangkok prostitute to do my taxes while he f*cked my accountant. It was terrible. The same f*cking thing is going on now. But I know what to do; I know exactly what to do
His solution is to forcibly uninstall the software with a handgun.

It's 4 minutes and 28 seconds of your life you'll never get back. Watch it.

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