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Intel is phasing out the McAfee Security brand, will keep shield logo

By Shawn Knight
Jan 7, 2014
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  1. Despite the fact that John McAfee sold his share in the company he created back in 1994 with Intel purchasing everything in 2010 for $7.86 billion, the chip maker has continued to use the McAfee brand for the software suiteā€¦...

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  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Booster Posts: 203   +40

    Well, so much for my lifetime of free upgrades from sending in my shareware $.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,752   +1,709

    It must be the logo you were paying for.
    JC713 likes this.
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Booster Posts: 203   +40

  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,151   +943

    Eh. I really hope Intel takes full advantage of this purchase and uses it to maybe integrate a backend malware protection into its CPUs.
  6. Dustyn

    Dustyn TS Rookie Posts: 32

    I feel safer already...
  7. supertech

    supertech TS Member Posts: 83   +10

    This is not a new purchase. It's marketing & rebranding plan.

    The software is terrible regardless.
  8. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Booster Posts: 203   +40

    The software worked pretty well when I first got it, but that was over 25 years ago - so much for 'lifetime' purchases.

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