PC anti-virus software maker Norton couldn’t help but zing rival McAfee, whose founder John McAfee is currently on the run in Belize and wanted for questioning in the murder of his neighbor. McAfee’s bizarre story has played out on Twitter, and today the software mogul launched a blog to document his attempts to radically alter his appearance.

In our opinion, the whole thing was a setup — the tweet that set up Norton’s cheeky response, we mean. What marketing pro could resist?

(Hat tip: @einfal)

  • radjahshelduck

    Well who among us hasn’t thought at one time or another that he’d like to slay a software geek?

  • http://twitter.com/x_ScubaSteve_x ScubaSteve

    You know the thing about this is, I wonder how many less virus will be released while McAfee is on the run. I believe a lot of this anti-virus companies release virus just so they can stay in business.

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    Sorry, wouldn’t use either Norton or Mcafee. Both are bloatware and neither are any better than other, free, more streamlined options out there.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

    I can’t help but think that this was kind of in bad taste. I like dark humor as much as the next guy, but in marketing?

    In any case, Avast is better. And free.

    • Sketti

      I thought it was funny. By the way, thanks for the heads up on Avast, never heard of it before. Looks like some good reviews on it, thinking about switching to it.

    • Sketti

      I thought it was funny. By the way, thanks for the heads up on Avast, never heard of it before. Looks like some good reviews on it, thinking about switching to it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

    I can’t help but think that this was kind of in bad taste. I like dark humor as much as the next guy, but in marketing?

    In any case, Avast is better. And free.