McAfee is a security software which identifies and blocks viruses when the users go to any sites, download files, and share data. You have to delete any other antivirus software which is already installed on your computer because the McAfee antivirus will not work with the other antivirus. Make a new account on McAfee site at mcafee.com/activate and after that, download, install and activate the McAfee product. It is the antivirus which secures the entire device data and scans to recognize in case there is any viruses in the downloaded files. You have to update the McAfee antivirus daily so that it works properly on your device.
Steps to Download McAfee Setup
Follow the instructions mentioned below to download the purchased McAfee product on the device in case you wish to protect all your personal data:
• Go to the website www.mcafee.com/activate on the internet browser.
• Tap on the “My Account” option.
• Log in to the McAfee account.
• Type the email ID and password linked with the McAfee account.
• Click on the “Sign In” button.
• Tap on the “Plus” button.
• Select the system where you wish to download McAfee product.
• Click on the “Send Link” option.
• Select the folder on the system where you wish to save the downloaded McAfee setup.
• Tap “Next” to move to the next step.
• Select the “Country” by going to the countries suggestion list.
• Tap on the mail received by the McAfee team.
• Click on the “Download Now” button.
• Agree on the “Legal Agreement” provided on the download window.
• Sign in by entering the email address and password.
• Now, the file will get downloaded.
Steps to Install McAfee Setup with CD
The steps are listed below for the users who had purchased the McAfee setup from the retail store and want to install their product by inserting the compact disk into the compact disk driver.
• Start the installing process of McAfee product on the device, ensure that the device does not have any other antivirus already installed on it, in case you have one, and then uninstall that antivirus from the device.
• Open the downloaded setup.
• Place the purchased McAfee compact disk into the compact disk driver.
• The installation procedure will start automatically and in case it will not, then you had to do yourself.
• Click on the “Run” button for starting the installation process.
• Follow the legal documents for installing McAfee product carefully.
• Tap on the “Agree” button.
• Go through the guidance provided on the window.
• Tap on the “Finish” button for ending the installing process of McAfee setup.
• The installation procedure of McAfee is completed now.
Steps to Install McAfee Setup with the Downloaded Setup File
Here are the steps mentioned below for the users who had purchased the McAfee setup from the official website and want to install their product by installing it through the downloaded file.
• Click on the “Start” pull-down menu of the desktop.
• Open the “Control Panel” window.
• Search the Programs & Features” from the drop-down list.
• Go to the “Programs & Features” tab.
• In case you have any other antivirus software installed on the device, then click on it.
• Tap on the “Uninstall” button located on the upper side of the installation window.
• Tap on the “Uninstall” option.
• Let the installing process of McAfee to complete.
• Start the device again.
• Open the folder where you had selected to save the downloaded setup of McAfee.
• Click twice on the McAfee setup for starting the installation process.
• Go through the legal agreement for installing McAfee setup.
• Tap on the “Agree” button.
• Press on the “Finish” option for competing for the installing process.
• The installing process of McAfee setup is finished now.
Steps to Activate McAfee Setup
Follow the guidelines given below to begin the activation procedure of the McAfee product:
• Open the “Start” drop-down menu of the desktop.
• Open the “All Programs” option.
• Go to the “McAfee software.”
• Tap on the McAfee software.
• You will get the window to enter the activation key.
• Type the 25-digit activation key which you had received on the email from the McAfee or from the purchasing kit.
• Click on the “Activate” button.
• The activation process for the McAfee product is started now.
• Start the device again to have changed on it.