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McAfee Activate- the set up process explained in brief

  • 1) From your internet browser, go to the URL
  • 2) Click ‘Register’ to sign up or log in with your existing account.
  • 3) Locate the product that you have bought from McAfee.
  • 4) Hit the ‘Download’ button available next to the product.
  • 5) To agree to the license agreement, hit the ‘Agree’ button.
  • 6) Follow some prompts and enter the 25 digit activation code wherever required.

8 steps for McAfee activation on Windows and Mac

The McAfee activate process for Windows and Mac operating system vary a little bit and has been explained separately below:

  • 1) To activate McAfee on Windows, double-tap on its icon.
  • 2) If prompted enter the login details of your account.
  • 3) Enter the 25 digit McAfee activation code to proceed further.
  • 4) To activate on Mac, use the Finder and locate its icon.
  • 5) After this, double-tap on it.
  • 6) In the next page, enter your Mac login details.
  • 7) Enter the serial number of McAfee product.
  • 8) Congratulations! McAfee is activated on your device.

Steps for McAfee subscription renewal

  • 1) First visit the home page of McAfee i.e.
  • 2) Take your mouse on ‘My Account’ and click ‘Sign In’.
  • 3) Again take your mouse on ‘My Account’ and choose ‘Subscriptions’.
  • 4) Select the ‘Renew’ button for desired McAfee plan.
  • 5) Complete your payment and you are done.

Why should you renew your McAfee subscription?

It is very essential to curb the incoming of viruses and threats on to our systems. Hence, it is important to restrict provide security to your device for the continuous protection. If you do not renew it timely, your device may get infected or you may undergo the data loss of essential files.

Frequently Asked Questions

To activate McAfee LiveSafe:

  1. Go to page.
  2. Enter your McAfee login details and select ‘log in’.
  3. After logging in, click ‘Download’.
  4. Double-tap on the .exe file and select ‘Install’.
  5. Right-click on it and enter the product key.
  6. Hit the ‘Activate’ button and you are done.

To renew your McAfee product subscription:

  1. Go to the ‘My Account’ tab > Sign In.
  2. Again go to ‘My Account’ > ‘Subscriptions’.
  3. Click on the ‘Renew’ button.
  4. Complete the payment.
  5. Enter the product key you have received.

Yes, you need to remove any clashing file and older antivirus present on your device before you proceed to install the new one. If you do not do so, there will be trouble in the installation process.

Your McAfee product is subject to renewal automatically if you do not opt out of auto-renewal option during the first-time installation. If you opt out of this service, then your McAfee product will not renew.

To uninstall old McAfee products, you need to locate the file in the ‘Downloads’ folder or ‘Programs & Features’ menu. Now, right-click on the file name and select the ‘Uninstall’ option.

If your McAfee gets expire, then you are suggested to renew it rather than uninstalling it. This is because if you uninstall it, your device will lose the much needed protection.

To activate McAfee app on Android or iOS:

  1. Download the app, and go the ‘My Account’ section.
  2. Then, tap ‘Add device’ and click on the mobile icon.
  3. Tap ‘Send Link’ and click ‘text it/Email it’ to receive the activation code.
  4. Enter the received code in the given space.

For more help:

To avoid any hurdles during the activation, make sure you enter the product key carefully. Also, check the system compatibility with the product and do not forget to remove any clashing files.

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