McAfee is one of the global computer security software companies that have been working since years for proving a defensive layer to the users’ data against all the online threats like virus attacks, spyware, malware and many more, that might harm the personal as well as the professional data of the users and misuse it. To do so, McAfee has developed various security software (like McAfee Change Control, McAfee SiteAdvisor, and McAfee VirusScan) that have been equipped with the number of advanced features, making these a better than other antivirus products.Thus, the users need to download, install and activate the McAfee antivirus products on the device to enjoy all the advanced security features involved in the products.
How to download the McAfee antivirus product?
Downloading the software refer to the process of retrieving all the files from the remote server, needed for the proper functioning of the programs on the device. McAfee antivirus products can be downloaded by the users by using either of the two methods mentioned below:
- Online Method:
In the online method, the users need to have an internet connection for downloading the McAfee product to the device. The steps for downloading the McAfee antivirus are as follows:
- Firstly, launch the web browser installed on the computer.
- Now, go to the official website of the McAfee.
- Here, click the “Products” option.
- The products page will be displayed on the screen that shows all the McAfee products.
- Now, the users may select the McAfee product that fulfills the requirements of the users.
- After this, ensure that the selected product is compatible with the system. To do so, go through the product description displayed just below the “Download” button.
- Once the users get ensured with the compatibility of the McAfee product, click the “Buy Now and Download” button.
- Now, the users will be asked to sign in to the McAfee account, if they already have an existing account. Else, they may create a new one, by clicking the “Register Now” button.
- For signing in to the McAfee account, type the “email address” and the “password” of the account in the corresponding fields on the “Sign In” page.
- After this, the users will be automatically directed to the “Payment” page of the McAfee account.
- Here, the users need to enter the details of the debit/ credit card that they want to use for making the payments of the selected McAfee product.
- The users can even change the mode of payments or use the details of the debit or credit card previously stored on the McAfee account.
- After making the payment of the McAfee product, tap the “Download” button.
- After this, an email having the link for downloading the McAfee product will be sent to the users’ email address.
- Now, utilize this link for downloading the purchased McAfee product to the device.
- The McAfee antivirus setup will be downloaded to the “Downloads” folder (by default) unless the location is changed by the users, manually.
- Offline Method:
In the offline method, the users need to visit the nearby retail shops for purchasing the McAfee antivirus product. This offline McAfee product pack consists of a CD that contains the McAfee product and the retail card is attached to the back of the product pack having the product key. The steps of downloading the McAfee product are as follows:
- Firstly, insert the CD of the McAfee antivirus product in the CD /DVD drive.
- Now, explore it to begin the installation process.
- Wait till the McAfee product gets successfully installed on the device.
How to install the McAfee antivirus product?
Installing the software refers to the process of making the device ready to run the software or program. The user may install the McAfee product on the device (Windows or mac), by following the stepwise procedure mentioned below:
- Go to the official website of McAfee in the web browser.
- Now, select the “My Account” option.
- And then, select the “Sign In” option from the “My Account” drop-down menu.
- On the Sign in page, type the email address and the password of the McAfee account in the corresponding fields.
- Now, click the “Sign In” button.
- In the McAfee account, go the “Subscriptions” section and select the McAfee antivirus subscribed by the users.
- Now, click the “Add Device” button displayed in front of the selected McAfee product.
- The “Add Device” page will appear on the screen. Here, select the “Type of Device” on which the users want to install the subscribed McAfee antivirus product.
- After this, click the “Download” button that is displayed at the bottom of the page.
- After the product gets successfully downloaded to the device, follow the on-screen instruction to install the McAfee antivirus subscription to the device.
How to activate the McAfee antivirus product?
Activation plays a vital role as without activating the software product, the users are not able to enjoy the services included in the product. To activate the McAfee products, the users require a product key (25 alphanumeric character activation key)that is made available to them in either of the two forms detailed below:
- In the confirmation email of the purchased McAfee antivirus product.
- In the form of retail cards.
Thus, the users may activate the McAfee antivirus products by using either of the two methods mentioned below:
- Activation via Online method (i.e. using the activation link):
The users can activate the McAfee product subscription via online method. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Firstly, open the web browser of the computer.
- In the URL bar, copy the activation link that comes in the confirmation email of the McAfee or in the retail cards.
- The activation page will be displayed to the users. On this page, enter all the required information like email address of the users’ McAfee account and McAfee product key(25 alphanumeric character activation key).
- Also, select the “Country” and “Language” as specified in the confirmation email or the retail cards.
- After this, click the “Submit” button.
- The users should make sure that the details entered by them are correct.
- If the details are not correct then, they can make them correct by clicking the “Edit” option when prompted.
- At last, click the “verify” button.
- Activation via Offline method (i.e. using the McAfee user interface):
The users can activate the subscribed McAfee antivirus product directly from the McAfee interface. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Launch the McAfee product on the device.
- Now, go to the “Activation” section on the McAfee interface.
- Here, type the McAfee product key (25 alphanumeric character activation key) in the space provided.
- At last, click the “Activate” button.
After activating the McAfee antivirus product on the device, the users may utilize it to run the full system scanning and to create a defensive layer against the virus attacks.