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Fugitive anti-viral figurehead John McAfee has reportedly been captured while trying to cross the border from Belize to Mexico. “We have received an unconfirmed report that John McAfee has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico,” states a blog post dated December 1st. McAfee has been on the run since being linked to …

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  1. Comments are attributed to your handle

    In one of his posts (http://www.whoismcafee.com/if-i-am-captured/) John mentions that the site is administered by another person (Chad). Maybe that has something to do with it - just a guess.

  2. jonathanb Silver badge
    Gimp

    Apple maps has a gap in the border at the North Western corner of the country. Maybe he tried to cross there?

    1. Ian Johnston Silver badge
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      Reliable source?

      Apple maps has gaps everywhere. Perhaps Belize annoyed them by having a rounded corner.

  3. J. R. Hartley Silver badge

    The title is no longer required

    It seems he is ripe for the madhouse!!

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Where he is going, he will need a different AV package.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: where he is going...

      err, that's just playing with Symantecs.

      1. sisk Silver badge

        Re: where he is going...

        This Trend with punny AV maker names will get old fast.

        1. J. R. Hartley Silver badge

          Re: where he is going...

          My pun will be Avast improvement though.

        2. Petrea Mitchell
          Coat

          Re: where he is going...

          Yes, we'd better end this thread before it descends into Sophostry.

  5. chris lively
    Coat

    This would make for a MUCH better movie than the one about fb.

    *looking for my lost popcorn

    1. ElReg!comments!Pierre Silver badge
      Happy

      Movie, pretty please with sugar on top

      > This would make for a MUCH better movie than the one about fb.

      Clearly. With Terry Gilliam at the helm, this story would make The Ultimate Movie...

      1. ElReg!comments!Pierre Silver badge

        Re: Movie, pretty please with sugar on top

        > Terry Gilliam

        I'm especially eager to see the costumes. Please, please, let that happen.

        Sadly, it's way too late to cast Marty Feldman as McAfee.

        1. ForthIsNotDead
          Thumb Up

          Re: Movie, pretty please with sugar on top

          +1 Lol!

        2. sabba
          Joke

          Re: Movie, pretty please with sugar on top

          If they make a movie they should release it on YouTube. I'm sure it'd go viral.

          1. dotdavid
            Thumb Up

            Re: Movie, pretty please with sugar on top

            Certainly the trailer for any McAfee movie would be on YouTube. It would probably also be bundled with the sale of other new BluRay movies and be very difficult to remove.

  6. zb

    Now the world is a safer place and we can all sleep more easily in our beds.

    1. Esskay
      Happy

      not only that...

      I'm no longer afraid to open the cardboard box sitting in the backyard...

  7. Ketlan
    Meh

    Meh

    John McAfee 'captured'

    Frankly, I don't give a shit.

  8. Esskay
    Trollface

    "requiring study of Bear Grylls' oeuvre"

    You mean quaffing a few pints of your own urine before jumping in a helicopter and buggering off to a 5 star hotel?

  9. Marketing Hack Silver badge
    Holmes

    McAfee captured?

    I'm imagining some Hitchcockian "innocent man" chase across the face of a Mayan pyramid or something...

    As far as I know, the Belize police were not really looking at him as a suspect, but they did supposedly take away the heads of some dogs that McAfee supposedly shot to see if the bullets and bullet wounds matched McAfee's dead neighbor.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Psst...

    It is I, Leclerc, cleverly disguised as an onion salesman !

  11. ZankerH
    Devil

    I bet he used ReiserFS

    ...to partition the body.

    1. Richard Jukes

      Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

      I believe that gag was used when the chap who wrote ReiserFS led the police to where he had buried his dead wife....

      1. John H Woods Silver badge

        Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

        Apparently he killed her because she got FAT. (Too soon?)

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

          Well she's ex-fat now.

      2. hplasm Silver badge
        Happy

        Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

        "The *chap* who wrote ReiserFS..."

        That would be Reiser FFS!!

  12. John P

    John McAfee - Wanted for crimes against anti-virus...oh yeah, and murder.

  13. Flawless101
    Meh

    ...

    Some TV shows would fail to make this up, just unbelievable.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Belize - Mexico border

    There is only one official crossing AFAIK, there being only a single N-S highway between the North of the country and Belize City. The Belizean side is comically British, complete with hardwood panelling, orderly queues, guys in shirts with epaulettes to stamp your passport (and bum "conservation fees"), a duty free zone etc. The Mexican side is host to a dusty Army cadet camp on a roundabout and some semi-feral dogs asleep in the shade, the first real town being a few miles up the coast.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    I heard...

    He was going to have a 30 day trial...

    1. What of IT?
      Joke

      Re: I heard...

      Sounds like the border crossing had some "Intrusion prevention" of their own.

      Do we know which "agent" was responsible for his "detection"?

      ;-P

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I heard...

      A 30 day trial during which he eats up so much memory that no-one remembers the courtcase.

      However, then nags and nags to stay, asking for the prosecution's credit card.

  16. Eugene Goodrich
    Paris Hilton

    Not actually him, I heard

    One of his body doubles, then?

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      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Not actually him, I heard

        A false positive, then?

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Flame

    It's obvious

    It's obvious the people who captured him were not the police equivalent of McAfee Antivirus.

    That never catches *anything*.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: It's obvious

      It's obvious the people who captured him were not the police equivalent of McAfee Antivirus.

      That never catches *anything*.

      Well, it seems that in this case they also didn't catch anything.

      But at least they didn't install a hundred megabytes of useless crapware while they were (not) doing it.

  18. Imsimil Berati-Lahn
    Coat

    Are we sure he's not gone doolally?

    I just mouse-overed the McAffee icon and it said:

    "McAffee status: OK"

    So all is well with the world.

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Well duh...

    Of course he's still in Belize. They'll never get him out. Ask any IT guy, removing McAfee is nearly impossible.

    Uh oh, just realized what that means for the good citizens of Belize... Nuke from orbit and re-install the country without McAfee. Sorry guys.

  20. Hungry Sean
    Coffee/keyboard

    You sir,

    owe me a new keyboard. Best post I've seen on the reg in a while.

  21. Glenn Charles
    Flame

    The McAfee is safe claims the linked twit...

    I meant tweet or teat or something I guess. It doesn't say a thing about the virus.

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Belize police deny report

    They say McAfee has not been captured.

  23. The Godfather
    Terminator

    This will eclipse Ned Kelly..

    Given he's often supposed to be as high as a kite, surprise he just didn't float over the border

  24. Levente Szileszky
    Go

    He is NOT capture, HIS DOUBLE was captured but already released...

    ...according to McAfee's own blog: http://www.whoismcafee.com/i-am-safe/

    This story is just getting better and better, for sure. =)

  25. Levente Szileszky
    Go

    He's NOT been captured, HIS DOUBLE *was* captured but already released...

    ...according to McAfee's own blog: http://www.whoismcafee.com/i-am-safe/

    Diversion? North Korean passport, used by a double?

    This story is just getting better and better, for sure. =)

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