It appears that Intel has finally decided they no longer want their brand associated in any way with John McAfee, the multi-millionaire entrepreneur who founded the company behind the original McAfee Antivirus software suite.
Intel bought McAfee Security in 2010, and ever since it has had to deal with one public relations nightmare after another due to the off-the-wall lifestyle that McAfee took up after leaving the company. I won’t go into the details of what Mr. McAfee has done in recent years, but you can read all about him on this page if you’re interested.
Intel estimates that the transition from the McAfee Security brand to Intel Security might take up to a year (why it should take so long is beyond me), but the change is indeed coming.
I was never much of a fan of McAfee’s security software for a number of reasons (personally, I use and recommend the free version of Avast Antivirus), but it’s sad to see such an influential and historic brand go by the wayside all because of the antics of a man who left the company 20 years ago.