(CNET) -- In the past year, estranged antivirus kingpin John McAfee
has been accused of being many things -- madman, drug addict, and
murderer, just to name a few -- but as the video below proves, you
certainly can't accuse him of taking himself too seriously.
In the very NSFW four-minute clip, McAfee slams the software he
created (but has had not contact with for more than a decade, as he
points out) for its tendency to update itself at the most inconvenient
times and ultimately offers an, uh, unorthodox method for uninstalling
But the real target of the satirical send-up isn't McAfee Anti-Virus,
it's John McAfee himself. Or at least McAfee as portrayed in the media
over the past several months since the millionaire went on the run after
his neighbor in Belize was found dead and McAfee was sought for
questioning by local authorities.
In the (at least semi-professionally) produced video, McAfee is seen
with lots of guns, scantily clad women (dancers from Portland's Club
Exotica, according to the credits), and doing bath salts. Look closely
and you'll also see him using a hundred dollar bill and a Hello Kitty
lighter to light a smoke. If that's not evidence enough of McAfee's
refined comic sensibilities, perhaps his line about hiring a Bangkok
prostitute to do his taxes will convince you.
McAfee seems to be making a half-hearted attempt at positioning
himself as some sort of subversive public personality. The video was
posted to his online McAfeezine, and there's also an authorized book and movie
about McAfee's life in the works, but the frequency of updates to his
online presence seems a bit erratic. Then again, perhaps that approach
is just part of his branding: McAfee has now fully embraced the title of
"eccentric millionaire" on his Twitter bio and elsewhere.