Anti-virus mogul John McAfee has confirmed he is running for president in 2016.
John McAfee, who founded an anti-virus company of the same name, filed a candidacy statement on September 8.
The 69-year-old entrepreneur attracted international attention when he went on the run in 2012 following the murder of his neighbor in Belize.
John McAfee has launched a campaign website and will share more details about his candidacy later.
He found fame when he launched his anti-malware company in 1987, but he resigned from the company in 1994.
Intel later bought the company, in which John McAfee no longer held shares, for more than $7.6 billion.
However, it is John McAfee’s private life – including much publicized battles with drink and drugs – that has attracted most attention.
In November 2012, he went on the run in Belize after the murder of his neighbor, Gregory Faull, an Orlando sports bar owner.
John McAfee, who was never declared a suspect, said he feared he would be “silenced” if he was caught and thrown in jail.
He eventually crossed the border into Guatemala, where he was arrested and then deported to the US.
At the time, Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow said John McAfee had only been classed a “person of interest”.
“I don’t want to be unkind to the gentleman, but I believe he is extremely paranoid, even bonkers,” the politician added.
John McAfee’s campaign manager confirmed that his party would be known as the “Cyber Party”.
On his Twitter feed, John McAfee promised to make an official announcement about his run.