Intel completes McAfee acquisition for $7.68 billion

By Jos
Mar 1, 2011
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  1. Intel has announced its $7.68 billion purchase of security vendor McAfee is now complete, marking the largest business acquisition in the company's history and a landmark merger between the world's largest CPU manufacturer and the second largest computer security vendor. Under the terms of the agreement, McAfee will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel and continue developing and selling security products and services under its own brand.

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  2. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    Hmmm. I know Intel wouldn't exaggerate something like this. I wonder if it will download the virus signatures before the OS ever starts, into someplace secure like the BIOS? <---If this is crazy talk, don't mind me. The reason I mention the OS never starting is because if the OS does start, the virus can block you from downloading signatures. Then again, I'm thinking that this will be a pretty advanced implementation of a virus scan and virus makers will have to up their game.
  3. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    Hopefully not the BIOS, I'd hope they only support UEFI if it does indeed stop viruses at that level.
  4. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    it sounds like a good strategy,integrating the security software at the hardware level.well the going is going to get tough for the virus makers out there.....

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