What is a McAfee Product key?

What is a McAfee Product key?

McAfee product key is a 25 digits alphanumerical character activation product code that you need to redeem from a registered email or through a retail card, depending on your purchase. McAfee product key will be required to download, activate, renew or update your product via McAfee.com/activate. Before we delve into the details of the procedure on how to download, install and activate McAfee products, we need to ensure a valid product key.

Internet users are increasing everyday and so are its applications. In our day to day life, we have so many things that we did manually but now a computer has replaced it. You could count on things like paying bills, hailing a cab, online money transfers, watching movies and many more. Life has become easy, but when you connect online it has its own risks. But these risks can be averted by installing and activating McAfee Antivirus by visiting www.mcafee.com/activate

Part 1 – Download, Install and Setup McAfee by visiting mcafee.com/activate

In this part we will learn how to download, install and setup McAfee antivirus on your laptop or computer. So follow the step-by-step instructions carefully and ensure your safety online.

  1. The first step would be to visit the official McAfee website to download the software, so open your web browser and visit home.mcafee.com
  2. McAfee’s homepage will show you show you different products and features, but before you can benefit from it, you will have to sign-up for service. So first click on “Region” on the top right side of the homepage and select your region/ country of residence.
  3. This will take you to a local McAfee website i.e. www.mcafee.com/activate where you will have to click on “My Account” and then click on “Sign in.”
  4. Here, on the next page you will have to make a choice, if you already have an account on McAfee website then fill the email address and password and then click on “LOG IN.”
  5. If you are unsure about it or visiting McAfee website for the first time, click on “REGISTER NOW.” You will then be directed to a page titled “Create an Account.”
  6. Now fill the required details and then click on “I Agree.”
  7. After creating an account, you will have to log in by following point

Now that you have created the account on McAfee website, you have to visit home.mcafee.com and login using the email address and password that you used during the sign up process. Now let us learn how to download and install McAfee antivirus.

  1. Once you have logged in into www.mcafee.com/activate, click on the choice of plans available on the website and click “Buy Now”
  2. On the next page fill in the details as requested including your legal name and then select the payment method that you want to use.
  3. After successful payment, you will receive an email regarding the confirmation of payment and then another mail which will have the product activation key.

You can also buy the McAfee antivirus package offline by visiting a retail shop.

  • Now that you have registered with McAfee, it is time to install the software. So if you have brought McAfee from a retail shop then you can simply insert the CD in your PC or laptop and follow the onscreen instructions to install the software.
  • And if you have downloaded the antivirus software from McAfee website then double click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

How to install McAfee antivirus software on your PC or Laptop

  1. In either of the cases, i.e. downloaded online via www.mcafee.com/activate or retail purchase, click on “next” when you insert CD (retail purchase) or double click (Downloaded file)
  2. Here on this page click on “I Agree” to agree the terms and conditions and the installation process will begin automatically.
  3. Click on “Finish” if and when prompted, this will conclude the installation process.

Part 2 – Activate McAfee Antivirus

In the second and final part, we will learn how to activate McAfee antivirus software.

  1. Once the installation is finished, double click the McAfee icon on the desktop
  2. And click on the “Activate” button on the window, once clicked on Activate, it will ask you for the 25 digit activation code.
  3. The 25 digit activation is already brought by you and you can find it in your registered email address that you used to create an account on McAfee website.
  4. But if you have purchased the product from a retail shop that the 25 digit code will be printed on a card that is inside the box of the McAfee product that you purchased.
  5. Now once you find the code, carefully type it in the space provided on the screen and click on “Activate Now”
  6. You will see a confirmation on-screen about that activation of the product.

So after completing the above steps, you are now protected against online threats and cyber criminals.

The final word… After installing McAfee from www.mcafee.com/activate you can surely stop worrying about your data security when you go online. Your connection is secured and McAfee will always warn and even stop you from visiting dangerous websites and help you keep your sensitive data safe from cyber criminals. Happy Browsing!