McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. McAfee security services offer the most simple and effective means for consumers around the world to protect their data and identity as they navigate their digital lives across their connected devices. Once you purchase, download and install a McAfee antivirus, the subscription needs to be activated. The activation feature required for McAfee products helps to minimize the negative impact of software piracy as well as to ensure your product is properly registered with the company in order to receive timely updates and news of computer malware threats that could threaten your security.
Activation is quick and simple—all you need is an Internet connection. You are prompted to activate your product during the installation process. If you decide to wait (for example, if you don’t have an Internet connection), they will remind you to activate. If you don’t activate within a specified time, your software no longer receives critical updates or performs scans.
How to activate McAfee Antivirus?
If you purchase your McAfee antivirus from the McAfee website, you don’t have to activate your product; however, if you purchase your software from a retail store, you must activate after installing your product. The product key can be located from McAfee retail card or it will be printed on the upper side of the CD.
- Right-click the McAfee icon in your taskbar.
- From the menu, select Activate product.
- Enter the unique product key.
- Then provide the required information.
- Click Activate and it’s done!
Before you install a McAfee antivirus to your device, make sure there is no other antivirus or security solution already installed on your device. And if it exists, uninstall it to avoid any software conflicting issue. Other things to keep in mind are:
- The OS installed in your computer system should be updated to its latest version.
- Your computer system should meet the required system specifications
- Make sure there are no junk or temporary files in your system