Intel to acquire McAfee Antivirus Inc for $7.68 billion

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Intel to acquire McAfee Antivirus Inc for $7.68 billion.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/08/mrD20o.jpg[/newsimage] Intel has decided that they need to own an antivirus and security company.  It was announced this morning that Intel plans to buy all of McAfee's stock at $48 a share and this adds up to a total price tag of about $7.68 billion.


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Maybe McAfee has better virus writers than Nortons or something. Who in their rite mind would buy McAfee??


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McAfee was once valued at $10 billion, maybe Intel sees it as an investment. McAfee was in serious financial trouble and the owner was selling property to make ends meet.


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[QUOTE=paulw2;2539236]Maybe McAfee has better virus writers than Nortons or something. Who in their rite mind would buy McAfee??[/QUOTE]

Or buy Norton as well…Those two are well known for not being reliable in catching virus as well as the two most virus malware attacked software. That should lead one to rethink of getting either one. It all comes down to common sense in what people click without thinking ahead of time or opening on the web. I use A/V that is free and it works and I can get updates without having to constantly spend money every year to subscribe to it-granted the free version has its limits but then again people show know how to use the internet and protect themselves besides using the software. The software is only as good as the programmers and how fast they can keep up with virus malware programs coming online. It’s worse if well known A/V software will be the most targeted for bugs where they can exploit. They are less likely to target lesser known software cause they can do the most damages or cause problems on software that is more widely used.


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[QUOTE=CDan;2539285]McAfee was once valued at $10 billion, maybe Intel sees it as an investment. McAfee was in serious financial trouble and the owner was selling property to make ends meet.[/QUOTE]

Surprised they will all their own money pockets don’t create their own A/V malware department??? Go figure…