McAfee registered as an unaffiliated presidential candidate, noting in his statement of candidacy that "I am founding a new party yet to be announced." He also registered in Alabama, although he recently said he lives in Tennessee.
Despite filing the paperwork, McAfee told Wired magazine that he hoped to find someone else who is "smarter and more charismatic" than him to fix what he said was America's broken government.
"I personally am still in a quandary about whether to run myself or find someone else for my party,” he told Wired. “My advisors are pressing me to run.”
The self-styled "eccentric millionaire" did not respond Tuesday to an emailed request for comment from TPM.
A campaign website for McAfee also went live Tuesday afternoon.
Here's McAfee's paperwork: