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Holy Cow, John McAfee Tries to Fix His Own Software

In his own YouTube video, John McAfee (with helpers) explains how to remove his antivirus software.
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In his own YouTube video, John McAfee (with helpers) explains how to remove his antivirus software.

Security software pioneer John McAfee has just released a drug-addled, orgy-ridden spoof on YouTube (Warning: graphic language and images definitely NSFW) aiming to address years of complaints from computer users wanting to remove McAfee software from their devices.

Hold onto your mouse pad, because this video is not for the faint of heart.

It begins with McAfee explaining that even though he hasn't been affiliated with his namesake firm for 15 years, people keep asking him how to uninstall the software.

He has had "more pressing things to do," he says. (That would include hiding out from authorities in Belize who wanted to talk to him about the murder of a neighbor. McAfee told CNBC he feared that if he were taken into custody, police would kill him.)

But back to this video.

Wearing a smoking jacket and burning money to light a cigarette, McAfee proceeds to read emails from venemous customers about how much they hate the software. (Again, warning: Language. Seriously. Warning.)

He hands the proceedings over to an "expert" to explain how to remove the software, while McAfee gets back to, well, business: scantily-clad women, sex, coke and, finally, gunfire.

Holy cow.

I didn't know whether to laugh or gasp. Tried to do both and choked.

By the way, how do you remove McAfee software?

"I have no idea," he said.

In response to the video, a spokesperson for the company of McAfee said, "While we take any attack on our products seriously, these ludicrous statements have no basis in reality. We continue to focus on what matters—our customers."

—By CNBC's Jane Wells; Follow her on Twitter: @janewells

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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