McAfee is one of the leading cyber security companies in the world. Its security products and solutions include some vast areas like Network security, E-mail, and Web security, End-point protection, Data protection, Security as-a-server, Risk and compliance, and Security management. McAfee AntiVirus software deletes quarantines and triggers an alert when any malicious software, malware or harmful files are detected. McAfee scans the hard drive of your device and identifies the files that are harmful to your device.  McAfee AntiVirus includes many proactive and the trusted services & solutions that work 24X7 for helping people secure their systems’ network. By visiting the www.mcafee.com/activate, you can sign in to your account and redeem your product key from anywhere or any device.

Redeem your McAfee Retail Card

  • If you have purchased the McAfee AntiVirus product and having a retail card, you then need to redeem the retail card online.
  • Tap on the Redeem your Retail Card option, and then enter your 25 digit product key code.
  • This is the same product key which is going to be required as when activating McAfee. The product key can be found on the back side of the retail card. In order to access this 25 digit product key, you will need to scratch the retail card.
  • Once you enter the product key in the required field, tap Submit.
  • After that, you just need to sign in to your McAfee account, if you already have one. Or else, you may need to create a new account using your email id and password by tapping on the Register button.
  • Now, tap install, for starting the downloading process, and then follow the easy on-screen instructions to complete the process.

How to Download McAfee AntiVirus

Downloading the McAfee antivirus software refers to the procedure of retrieving all the files from the isolated servers, required for the right functioning of the program on the PC or any device. McAfee AntiVirus can be downloaded through two methods – 1st online method and 2nd Offline method.

Steps to Download McAfee Online

  1. Open your web browser and go to the official website of McAfee.com/activate.
  2. Tap on the Products option.
  3. Here, you will get to see the products’ page that shows all of the McAfee AntiVirus products.
  4. Then you need to select the McAfee product that suites with the requirements you need.
  5. Remember to make sure that the selected product is compatible with your system. To know this compatibility, you need to go through the product description.
  6. After choosing your product, you need to tap “Buy Now and Download” button.
  7. Now, you will be asked to whether sign in or create a new McAfee account.
  8. To sign in to your McAfee account, you need to type the E-mail address and password associated with your McAfee account. Doing so will directly take you to the Payment page.
  9. On the Payment page, you will need to enter the details of your Debit/Credit card, which will be used for making the payments of your selected McAfee product/s.
  10. After making the payment of your McAfee product, you need to tap on the Download button.
  11. Once you complete the payment procedure successfully, an E-mail, having the link for downloading your McAfee product, will be sent to your email address.
  12. Now, you can use this link, to begin with, the complete downloading procedure of your purchased McAfee product on your device.
  13. And the McAfee AntiVirus setup will now be downloaded to your default’s Download folder.

Steps to Download McAfee Offline

  1. Firstly, you need to go to the nearby retail shop where McAfee AntiVirus products are available. Purchase and download the best McAfee products from mcafee.com/activate.
  2. Select and purchase the McAfee product that matches with your requirements.
  3. Remember to note the Product key that comes along with the purchased McAfee product.
  4. Now, you need to insert the CD of McAfee product in your CD/DVD drive to explore it.
  5. After that, you just need to follow some on-screen instructions to begin the installation process.
  6. And wait until the McAfee AntiVirus is successfully installed on your device.

How to Install McAfee AntiVirus

Installing the McAfee on your device refers to the procedure where you need to make the device ready to run the program. By following the steps as mentioned below, you will smoothly be able to install McAfee on your Windows or Mac device:

  1. First of all, you need to go to the downloaded setup file and double-tap to launch it.
  2. Then go through the license agreement, and tap on the Agree button after reading.
  3. Now, you need to select the device as well as your McAfee software.
  4. Here, you have to enter the 25 digits key code you got while purchasing the product.
  5. After that, you just need to follow some of the on-screen instructions to finish the installation process.

Steps to Activate McAfee AntiVirus

Activation of McAfee is an essential part of the whole process because without activating the software product, you will not be able to enjoy the services you paid for. For activating the McAfee products, you need to have a product key (the 25 alpha-numeric character activation key) that you will get through two of the forms given below:

  • Through E-mail when purchased McAfee online.
  • Through Retail card when purchased McAfee offline.

Follow the simple final steps as mentioned below to activate your McAfee AntiVirus on your device:

  1. Firstly, you need to launch the installed McAfee product and select your country and language.
  2. Now, you need to enter your McAfee activation key (25 digits key code).
  3. At last, you just have to tap on the Activate button to complete the McAfee setup process.

That’s it. Congrats! McAfee AntiVirus protection has now been set up on your device. You can now start making any moves with having nothing as viruses or threats.