Download McAfee

Go to Provide the McAfee Livesafe 25-digit activation code or McAfee Total Protection 25-digit activation code.

Install McAfee

Double-click the downloaded McAfee Activate file by searching it from your download folders or from the web browser’s download history.

Activate McAfee

Click the installed McAfee activate. From the menu, find the activate option. Provide the McAfee retail card activation code. – Download, Install and Activate McAfee Antivirus

Are you worried about the cyber threats that lurk in the digital space? Want to get robust protection to safeguard your data and device? Go for McAfee security products, and enjoy comprehensive security for your devices. From mobile phones to Windows PC and Mac, McAfee offers antivirus protection along with two-way firewall to monitor all the incoming and outgoing traffic. Get your McAfee setup at


Here are the instructions you need to follow to prepare your computer for McAfee installation.

Before you proceed:

  1. The installation process involves restarting the device, so save all the documents and bookmark all the important web pages.
  2. Make sure that the system meets the basic requirements for the McAfee product.
  3. Update your operating system. Check for updates, and if any are available, then download and install them.
  4. Prepare your computer by downloading the McAfee Pre-Install tool.
  5. Uninstall all the security items like antimalware and firewall, such as old McAfee antivirus for avoiding compatibility issues.

When you have taken care of all these things, your computer will be geared up to get equipped with the McAfee program.

How to download and install McAfee?

Follow these steps to download and install McAfee on your computer:

  1. Firstly, you need to check the download link.
  2. The download link or shall be printed on the retail card.
  3. Copy and paste this link in the web browser.
  4. Now, when the page opens, there shall be a pull-down menu in the center of the screen.
  5. Click on the drop-down and choose the language.
  6. After that, select the country from the drop-down.
  7. Now, you need to enter the PIN code under the Select Language option.
  8. Press the Submit button.
  9. Now, you shall be required to log in to your McAfee account.
  10. Enter the email address and password and click on the blue login button.
  11. Now, your user webpage shall open.
  12. Click on the go to My Account tab next to Log Out.
  13. Now, the install helper prompt will appear. This way you can quickly access McAfee setup.
  14. Choose which device you want protection for.
  15. Click on the Download button.
  16. Choose the right subscription from the listing.
  17. Now, hit the blue download button.
  18. After that, select the I agree to accept the terms to proceed with the installation.
  19. Now, in the Install Now prompt, choose either complete or custom.
  20. Click on the Next button.
  21. The installation will begin.
  22. At last, press the Done button.

How to activate McAfee?

Prior to activating your McAfee product, you need to create an account. Follow these steps to activate your McAfee subscription.

  1. Open a web browser and go to
  2. In the activation page of McAfee, click on the For Consumer tab at the top right side.
  3. Press the My Account pull-down menu located next to the cart.
  4. Now, select the option called Sign In. It will be located at the top.
  5. Click on the Log in button if you have an account.
  6. Type the email Id and password linked with the account and press the Log in button.
  7. Those who do not have an account can click on Register Now, enter the details, and click on I Agree to create their account.
  8. After logging in, click on subscriptions.
  9. Now, you will see all the items that you have subscribed for.
  10. Select the product.
  11. Now, enter the 25-character alphanumeric product key to activate it.
  12. After that, follow the prompts on the screen.