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One day when you wake up and open your PC to start your work and what you find is that your PC is not working as it should be. After a thorough inspection of your PC you realize that it has undergone a virus or malware attack. Trust me this could be a very terrific situation if you do not have certain security software installed on your device.

So, if you do not have a comprehensive protection for your PC, then get it now. Those who have recently purchased their subscription of McAfee subscription can learn how to get started here.

The overall process to deploy McAfee Antivirus has been explained in the further sections.


  • 01)From any browser, visit the URL "mcafee.com/activate".
  • 02)Now, click on the “Sign In” option on the next page..
  • 03) Further, enter the 25-digit product activation code.
  • 04)Choose the “Country”, “Language” and click “Install”.
  • 05) When the software finishes downloading, select the “Run” option.

Begin by redeeming the product key

Redeeming the product key is the first thing that needs to be done and for this you need to navigate to the mcafee.com/activate platform. When you redeem the McAfee product key, it gets linked to your account for the future usage. For this purpose, make sure you have a McAfee account. In case you do not have one, then you may need to sign up or register on the official portal.

After this, you need to locate the product key, the method for which is based on the mode of your purchase. Those who have purchased it from Amazon or any other online retailer can look for it in the confirmation/welcome email. If you have purchased it from a nearby retailer, then it should be imprinted on the retail card.

Once you locate the key, go to the given website, enter the activation code in the provided space and enter your McAfee account details and you are done.

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First-time users now need to visit mcafee.com/activate

After redeeming the product key successfully, make sure it got linked to your account and then complete the further procedures. Next up, you need to navigate to the said portal for completing a few more steps.

It’s time to download McAfee Software

After redeeming the product key, verifying your details, and linking your account with the subscription, it’s now time to begin downloading the software. This should be followed by installing and activating it on Windows and Mac.

  1. 01) Initially, you need to go to the McAfee Activate portal and provide the product key.
  2. 02)Further, enter your McAfee login details to access your McAfee account.
  3. 03) Now, select the ‘Download’ option available next to your desired subscription.
  1. 04) With this, the downloading of the McAfee Antivirus will begin.
  2. 05) If you have already redeemed the key, then select “Download your software”.
  3. 06) The downloading will take a few minutes to complete.

Follow these steps to install McAfee Antivirus

  1. 01) Locate and open the “Downloads” folder to find the downloaded file
  2. 02) In this folder, find the .exe file of McAfee to begin the installation.
  3. 03) Now, you need to right-click on this file to continue further.
  4. 04) Hit the “Install” option from the list of available options.
  5. 05) As soon as you do so, the product will begin installing on your device.

McAfee activation steps for Windows

  1. 01)Locate the McAfee icon on your desktop and double-click on it.
  2. 02)When prompted, enter the account login credentials to sign in.
  3. 03)Again, you shall be asked to enter the purchased product key.
  4. 04)Wait for a couple of minutes until the activation process goes on.
  5. 05)Hurrah! Your product is now ready to start its first scan.

McAfee activation steps for Mac

  1. 01) Open the “Finder” and locate McAfee icon.
  2. 02) Double-click on its icon when you find it.
  3. 03) If asked, enter the Mac admin login details.
  4. 04) Now, enter the serial number of your McAfee product.
  5. 05) Provide the activation code and click “Finish”.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a trial version of McAfee consumer products?

Yes, the users are given the opportunity to use the trial version of the software before actually purchasing it. The trial product can be used for up to 30 days and has all the basic functionalities of a paid McAfee software. Once the trial period gets over, you may purchase the desired McAfee subscription.

How do I get the trial version of McAfee?

To get and use the trial product, you need to navigate to the home page of McAfee. After which, you have to provide your account login details. Now, check for the presence of trial software and click on the ‘Download’ option present against it. You will be given some instructions to use the software.

Is McAfee a one-time purchase?

For using McAfee consumer products, you need to choose a certain subscription or plan. The time duration and number of devices on which it can be used will be based on the type of subscription you have opted for during the purchase. One the product expires, you need to renew it.

Is McAfee good for protection against hackers?

Yes, it does provide protection from hackers. For this, it is a must that you have a McAfee product that has a firewall in it. With its effective firewall, McAfee can be used for tracking malware and other suspicious activities. It is known for offline as well online protection against such threats.

Does McAfee work well on Spyware?

Spywares can be found on our mobile devices as well desktop and to detect and remove spyware, there is a McAfee product. For this purpose, McAfee LiveSafe available at mcafee.com/activate does the best job and helps users if their device gets infected with spyware.

How do I get rid of a malware using McAfee?

Use the McAfee software and run the desired scan on your device. You can select all the locations of your device to scan for the malware. Once the scan is complete, you will see the affected files and apps. After which you can uninstall the affected program and reinstall it again, if needed.

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