Five things you should know about Antivirus software pioneer, John McAfee


Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee was found dead in his jail cell in Spain on Wednesday, a prison official said, shortly after a court approved his extradition to the United States where he was wanted for tax evasion.

Here are five things you should know about him:

Family and personal life

McAfee was born to a British father and an American mother on September 18, 1945.

At age 15, his father committed suicide by gunshot.

In 1963, he got a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Roanoke College, which also gave him an honorary Sc.D. degree in 2008.

In 2013, McAfee married Janice Dyson, who was 30 years younger than him, ABC News reported.

Software Programming

McAfee was the founder of McAfee Associates. He established the antivirus software company in 1987 but resigned from the company in 1994.

McAfee made his big break as the pioneer of the first commercial antivirus software.

In 1997, McAfee Associates and Network General came together to form Network Associates.

After then, he founded several companies includingTribal Voice, QuorumEx and Future Tense Central, among others.

In companies like Everykey, MGT Capital Investments and Luxcore, McAfee held leadership positions.

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