Antivirus software magnate, John McAfee plans to run for President in 2016

Software company founder John McAfee talks on his mobile phone after a press conference outside the Supreme Court in Guatemala City, Dec. 4, 2012. (CBS News)

OPELIKA, Ala. – News 3 has learned that antivirus software magnate, John McAfee, plans to run for President in 2016.

McAfee has also created his own party called, The Cyber Party.

McAfee explained that he decided to run after being encouraged by “almost everyone” he knows and meets.mcafee

He says the US Government is simply dysfunctional and “lacks an understanding of the basic technology that runs the world.”

He promised the campaign would be interesting and was confident he’d win by being honest.

McAfee was arrested in August for DUI and possession of a handgun while he was under the influence. He said the case was still pending and would be back in court in November. Adding he had not been drinking, but had taken Xanax.

McAfee also made news in November 2012 when he fled police in Belize who sought to question him for the death of this neighbor, but was never officially charged

Our very own Abby Knight, will sit down with McAfee, and will have the latest on News 3 Evening Edition.

**Some information from this article was contributed from CNN**


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