McAfee.com/Activate – The advent of internet has made the life of the users much better that before but it has even increased the risk of online threats as well as the cyber crimes. Thus, to keep the device and the data of the internet users to be safe and secure against these risks, McAfee has developed its various products like McAfee VirusScan, McAfee Total Protection, McAfee SiteAdvisor and many more. All these products have been included with various in-built features like firewall, On-Access Scanner and many more. Thus, a set of three processes have to be followed by the users in the same order as mentioned below, for utilizing the McAfee Setup to shield their device against all the risks of getting connected to the internet. The processes are as follows:
How to Download the McAfee Antivirus?
Downloading a software refers to the process of retrieving the required files to the device for the proper functioning of the McAfee Antivirus. All the McAfee Antivirus software can be downloaded to the device by using either of the two methods detailed below:
- While utilizing the online method for downloading the McAfee antivirus, the users need to have the internet connection (the wired connection is more preferable). The users may follow the step-wise procedure detailed below for downloading the McAfee Antivirus to the device by using the online method, easily:
- Firstly, access the mcafee.com/activate through the web browser installed on the device.
- On the homepage of the website, select the “Products” option.
- The users will be directed to the “Products” page that displays all the McAfee products available to its users.
- Here, the users may manually search the McAfee product that they want to install on their device.
- Once the desired McAfee product has been selected by the users, then they need to go through the product description to ensure whether the selected antivirus is compatible with their system or not.
- After getting ensured, click the “Buy Now and Download” button displayed in front of the selected McAfee product.
- After clicking the button, the users will be asked to either log in to the McAfee account or create a new one for making the payment of the selected product.
- After making the payments, an e-mail will be retrieved to the users’ account by which they could easily download the McAfee antivirus to their device.
- Copy that link to the URL bar of the web browser and click the “Download Now” button.
- The McAfee antivirus setup will be downloaded to the “Downloads” folder (by default) of the computer. The users may change its location as per their convenience when prompted.
While utilizing the offline method for downloading the McAfee product then, the users need to purchase the McAfee Antivirus Offline pack from the nearby Retail shops. The users may follow the step-wise procedure detailed below for downloading the McAfee Antivirus to the device by using the online method, easily:
- The McAfee Antivirus offline pack consists of a CD that contains the McAfee antivirus software.
- Now, insert that CD to the CD/ DVD drive of the system.
- And then, explore it to initiate the installation process.
- Wait till the McAfee Antivirus Software gets installed to the device, successfully.
How to Install the McAfee Antivirus?
The installation process makes the device ready for the proper functioning or execution of the software on it. The users may follow the step-wise procedure detailed below for installing the McAfee Antivirus to the Windows device, easily:
- Go to the www.mcafee.com/activate and then, click the “My Account” option on it.
- A drop-down menu will appear on the screen.
- From this drop-down menu, select the “Sign In” option.
- Now, the users will be directed to the “Sign In” page.
- Here, type the “Email Address” and the “Password” of the McAfee account in the corresponding fields.
- From the users’ McAfee account, go to the Subscription section.
- In this section, all the McAfee subscription will be displayed that have been subscribed by the users.
- Out of these subscriptions, select the one that the users want to install on their device.
- After this, tap the “Add Device” button displayed in front of it.
- Now, on the next page appeared to the users, select the “Type of Device” on which they want to install the selected McAfee subscription.
- And then, tap the “Download” button.
- Once the McAfee Antivirus gets successfully downloaded to the device, follow the set of instructions for continuing the installation process.
How to Activate the McAfee Antivirus?
It doesn’t matter what method is utilized by the users for downloading the McAfee antivirus, the users need to activate the product for shielding their device against the online threats. For activation of the McAfee antivirus software, the users require a McAfee activation license keycode (25- character alphanumeric keycode) that is made available to them in either of the forms listed below:
- In the form of McAfee Retail card that come attached at the back of the McAfee antivirus offline pack.
- In the form of order confirmation mails, when purchased through online method.
The users may activate their McAfee subscription by using either the McAfee Antivirus User Interface or through the Online method.
Steps for Activation through McAfee User Interface:
The users may follow the step-wise procedure detailed below for activating the McAfee Antivirus to the device through McAfee User Interface, easily:
- Launch the McAfee Antivirus User Interface on the device.
- Now, go to the Activation Panel of the McAfee User Interface.
- Here, type the McAfee Activation Licence Keycode and click the “Submit” button.
- At last, tap the “Activate” button.
Steps for Activation through McAfee Retail Card:
The users may follow the step-wise procedure detailed below for activating the McAfee Antivirus to the device through McAfee Retail Cards, easily:
- Launch the web browser installed on the device.
- Now, copy the link as specified on the McAfee Retail card in the URL bar of the web browser.
- The activation page will be displayed on the screen.
- Here, type the “McAfee Activation License Keycode”, “Email Address” and all other required details to the corresponding fields.
- After this, click the “Submit” button and then, tap the “Verify” button.