FTC approves Intel's $7.68 billion purchase of McAfee

By Emil ยท 6 replies
Dec 21, 2010
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  1. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cleared Intel's proposed acquisition of McAfee for $7.68 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. While US antitrust regulators have given the green light to the transaction, regulators in Europe are still examining the acquisition.

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  2. Lets just hope Intel can improve their old Newly purchased AV software.
  3. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    SWEET! I don't get enough crap that comes with my OS. Let's add crap I don't want to my processor. Thanks, Intel. I am soooo looking forward to this [/sarcasm]
  4. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +33

    Every Intel desktop boards will come with free 60-day trial of new Intel Antivirus software, powered by McAfee. Yeah like i'm gonna install that crap.
  5. I don't want to sound rude, but why Mcaffe worth 7 billions?
  6. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    That's a good question, used McAfee some years ago but got tired of dealing with it and dumped it.
  7. Because McAfee only has one *real* competitor in the enterprise market: Symantec. I don't think it's after individual users that buy a PC that they are after, tough that is a good market tat will be "gravitationally" attracted (by way of crapware that comes preinstalled). So, this why I beleieve they thought McAfee could be worth as much. True, other AV solutions are as good or better that McAfee for individual users, but McAfee has a very high enterprise penetration and with things lie the ePO console and all the other features added beyond basic AV scanning, they are extremely difficult to remove from a company, except by Symantec.

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