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This is a business education case study that examines the McAfee Company, and asks:
From McAfee.com advertisment for VirusScan Online -- "The #1 Anti-Virus Solution Online"
ActiveShield resides on your hard drive and works continuously in the background. It offers continuous protection and automatically scans all file inputs, outputs, downloads, program executions, and other system-related activities to help prevent virus penetration. If a virus is discovered, you will have the option to clean or delete the infected file.
While preparing a case study on the Sircam and Code Red viruses for InternetU.org's security program, my privacy and security was violated by McAfee. Following a link from Yahoo (labeled --
"World Virus Map - geographical representation of infected files and computers across the globe.")
I was connected to your webpage: http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/virusmap.asp
As a member of a class of consumers affected by your behavior, I am concerned. As an owner and member of a class of shareholders, I am concerned.
We would appreciate your cooperation, as well as your legal dept's response, in our case study of McAfee. What individual (and their email address) would be most capable of defending your position?
Outraged Consumer & Owner
Case Study: http://widgette.com/mcafee/