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How to activate McAfee with McAfee antivirus activation key?

McAfee® is a reliable software program that provides robust security from various malware threats. It not only removes malware but also provides various features that aid device and data security. If you are seeking good security software for your device then install in your device. Installing McAfee® in your system will keep it secure from all kinds of threats.

How do I enter my McAfee Product Key?

McAfee® Product Key is a 25-charactered series of alphanumeric characters. You need this key while installing the antivirus in your device. If you are buying your McAfee® antivirus from a retail shop then you will get this key on the retail card.

If you are purchasing McAfee product from an online store then you will receive your key on your email address. While signing up to McAfee® account; you need to enter your email address. You will receive that key on your email address or in your registered phone number. Do not lose this key. You will require this key for proper installation; you can't complete the installation process with McAfee® key. This key makes sure that you are installing a legitimate antivirus in your device. Keep this key with you; you may also need this key after installation.

Things to consider before you install McAfee with Product Key:
  • Your device is compatible with your McAfee® suite. The device is fulfilling all the McAfee® requirements or not. Choose the McAfee® suite that is compatible with the system.
  • Make sure your device is running on update OS. You should also update your other software programs.
  • You have enough free disk space in your system
  • Remove all the junk from your device
  • Make sure you don't have another security software program installed on your device. If you have; uninstall it before installing McAfee® antivirus. Other antivirus programs can create conflict while installing McAfee® or during virus detection
  • If you have outdated or another McAfee® product in your device; remove it before installing a new McAfee® antivirus. You can also directly upgrade your McAfee® plan.
How to sign-up McAfee account?
  1. Visit
  2. A sign-in screen will appear on your screen
  3. Enter your name
  4. Enter your email address (you will receive your key on this email account)
  5. Enter a password
  6. Re-enter the password
  7. Hit on next button
  8. Tap on create account
After creating the account; you can proceed to McAfee® download. Here are the steps for downloading McAfee antivirus:
  1. Open your device
  2. Search for
  3. You will be redirected to a new page
  4. A log-in screen will appear on the screen
  5. Enter your McAfee® credentials
  6. Choose your country
  7. Enter preferred language
  8. Choose the drive where you want to install McAfee® antivirus program files
  9. Hit the download button
  10. Wait to complete the downloading process
After full download, you can proceed to the installation process Steps for McAfee installation:
  1. Open your device
  2. Go to downloads
  3. Search for McAfee® antivirus setup
  4. Double-click on the setup
  5. Read terms and conditions page
  6. Click the agree and install button
  7. Enter McAfee® Product Key
  8. Hit the continue button
  9. Follow the given on-screen commands
  10. Hit the install okay button
Restart your device and provide a full system scan to your device. How to install McAfee on Mac devices? McAfee® also provides expert security suite for Mac devices. Follow the given steps for installing McAfee® antivirus on Mac devices:
  1. Open your system
  2. Go to the web browser
  3. Search for
  4. Click on the log-in button
  5. Login to McAfee® with your McAfee® credentials
  6. You will get a list of OS
  7. Choose Mac from the list
  8. You will be redirected to a new page
  9. Hit the install button
  10. Terms and agreement page will appear on the desktop
  11. Read the page carefully and then click on Agree and install button
  12. You will be asked for your device password for confirmation
  13. Enter your admin credentials
  14. Hit the continue button
  15. Wait for a minute for completing the McAfee® installation process
  16. A new page will appear on the screen asking for the McAfee® Antivirus activate Key
  17. Enter your 25-character long McAfee® Antivirus Activation Key
  18. Check the key before hitting the confirm button
  19. Wait for confirmation
  20. Hit the done button
  21. Restart your Mac device
Now you will see McAfee® icon on your desktop. Click on the icon and McAfee® dashboard will appear on your screen. Provide a full system scan to your system.

How to renew McAfee antivirus with product key?

McAfee® provides excellent malware protection that keeps your device fully secure from all kinds of threats. But if you want to use McAfee® for a long time then you have to renew McAfee® with Activation code. Once your McAfee® got expired; you can't use its features until you renew McAfee® with code. Your device will start showing you expiration alerts. Follow the given steps for renewing your McAfee® antivirus:
  1. Go to the McAfee® homepage
  2. Click on my account
  3. Login to McAfee® with your credentials
  4. Now go to my account and click on the subscription
  5. Choose your McAfee® subscription plan
  6. Hit the renew button
  7. Follow the on-screen commands
  8. Provide your billing details
  9. Hit the confirm button
Your McAfee® antivirus will be renewed. How to check the McAfee license expiration date? After renewing your subscription, you should check whether your license has been expanded or not. Follow the given steps for checking your McAfee® expiration date:
  1. Open your device
  2. Go to McAfee® account
  3. Login McAfee® with your credentials
  4. Click on my account
  5. Go to the license expiration date
  6. You can see when your McAfee® is going to expire.
You can also check your McAfee® expiration date from the dashboard
  1. Click on McAfee® icon
  2. McAfee® dashboard will appear on the screen
  3. Click on subscription
  4. Review your McAfee® expiration date
You should check and match McAfee®'s expiration date with both processes. If the date didn't match then you should contact McAfee® support.
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