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What is Mcafee Login?

McAfee is an antivirus software that provides protection to your system. It has a personal firewall, a password manager, parental controls and scans your social media pages for threats. It provides security to your PC by blocking all the malicious websites, rootkits, trojans, viruses, and phishing schemes. For McAfee login, you need to create an account first.

How to Create a Mcafee Account?

Follow the below-given steps for account creation of McAfee: 

  1. First of all, open your preferred web browser.
  2. Then, type in home.mcafee.com. By doing so, it will open the home page of McAfee.
  3. Now, you need to tap on “My Account” which is located in the upper-right corner of the page.
  4. Next, click on the “Sign in” button in order to initiate the procedure of account creation. 
  5. Now, a new window will appear on your screen and you have to click on the red “Register now” button. 
  6. After that, you need to “Type your first and last name” in the required fields.
  7. Next, “Enter your email address” in the given field.
  8. Now you need to set a strong password which must fulfill all the below-mentioned specifications: 
  • The password must be between 8-32 characters.
  • Must include both uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Your password must consist of at least one numeric value.
  • Must use valid symbols. 
  1. Further, you are required to “Retype your password” in the Re-enter password field. 
  2. Now, carefully read thePrivacy Policy and “End User License Agreement” by clicking on their links. 
  3. If you agree to all the terms and conditions of McAfee, click on the red “I Agree” button located at the bottom of the page. 
  4. Your account is successfully created. Now, you will receive an email in order to confirm your account. 

Finally, open the mail and click on the “Verify” button.

Procedure for Mcafee Login

After creating your Mcafee account, you can log in to your account by following the below-given steps: 

  1. Firstly, open a preferred web browser.
  2. Then, go to the home page of McAfee. 
  3. After that, in the upper-right corner of the McAfee home page, you will see a “My Account” tab, click on the tab and click on “Sign in” from the given list.
  4. In the next window, “Enter your email address” in the first field that you used at the time of account creation. 
  5. Then, you need to  “Enter your Password” next to the email address field. 
  6. Now, if you want to go directly into your account next time, you need to tick mark the “Remember me” box. 

Lastly, click on the red “login” button to successfully log in to your account. 

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Steps To Resolve McAfee Login Issues

If you want to login to your McAfee account and facing issues, below-given steps may resolve your issue.

Enter a Valid Email Address

At the time of McAfee login, if your login page does not respond and you are unable to login to your account, make sure that you are entering a correct email address. Your email address must be only in small case letters and should not contain any unwanted spaces. 

If the issue persists, there might be a possibility that you are typing the wrong password. 

Reset your Password

  1. In the login page of McAfee, firstly you need to click on “Forgot Your password”. 
  2. After that, a pop-up box will appear on your page and you are required to enter your email address. Then, click on the “Send Email” button. 
  3. Now, you will receive an email and it will contain a link to reset your password. Open the mail and click on the given link.
  4. In the next window of “Create your Password”, you need to enter your “New Password” in the first field.
  5. Then, “Re-enter your new password” to confirm it. 
  6. Lastly, click on the “Save” button. 

 Your password is now reset and you can now go for McAfee login with your new password. 

Check your Internet Connectivity

If you are continuously facing issues at the time of McAfee login, there might be an issue of an internet connection. If you are internet speed is too slow, then also the login page will not respond and you will be unable to login to your account. So follow the below-given steps to reset your internet connection: 

  1. Firstly, turn off your modem.
  2. Then you need to wait for 20-30 seconds.
  3. After that, power on your modem and enable the internet connection on your system.
  4. Now, again try for McAfee login. 

How to Purchase Mcafee?

If you want to download McAfee products, you need to follow all the below-mentioned steps: 

  1. First of all, open your preferred web browser.
  2. Then, visit home.mcafee.com. It will open the home page of Mcafee.
  3. Now, you need to click on the “Products” tab which is located at the top of the page.
  4. After that, scroll down the page in order to find your desired product. 
  5. Next, you need to click on the red “Buy Now” button which is located below your product name. 
  6. After that, a new window will appear on your screen on which you have to choose your payment method for example debit card, credit card, Paypal, etc. 
  7. Then, “Enter your payment details” i.e your first name, last name, card number, expiry date, CVV and fill all the required fields. 
  8. After that, review your order carefully and if you want to make any changes in your order, do it right away. 
  9. Now, read the “Privacy Notice”, “License Agreement” and “Auto-Renewal Policy”
  10. If you agree to all the terms and conditions of McAfee, click on the blue “Place my Order” button located in the bottom-right corner of the page.  
  11. Your order is now successfully placed. Also, you will receive an email to confirm your purchase. 

Download & Install Mcafee on Windows

  1. Firstly,  go to home.mcafee.com. After that, click on “My Account” located at the top and then click on “Sign in”
  2. Enter your email address and password and click on the “Login” button. If you have not created your account before, firstly create an account and follow the on-screen instructions. 
  3. After a successful login to your account, choose your Windows operating system and the McAfee product that you have purchased.
  4. Now, click on the blue “Download” button.
  5. After that, a dialog box of the license agreement will appear on your screen. Read the license agreement carefully and if you agree to it, click on the “Agree and Download” button located at the bottom of the page. 
  6. Once, the download is completed, you need to double-click .exe file and it will start running. 
  7. After that, a dialog box will appear on your screen, click on the blue “Install” button. 
  8. The installation is begun and you need to wait until it gets completed. Do not close the window or turn off your computer.
  9. Once the installation is done, click on the blue “Restart” button which is located on the bottom of the page. 

Activate Mcafee on Windows

If you want to activate McAfee on Windows, follow the below-given steps: 

  1. First of all, go to mcafee.com/activate.
  2. In the next window, make sure that the correct country is selected in the upper-right corner of the page. 
  3. Then, you have to “Enter your 25-digit activation code” in the required field. You will find the code in the confirmation mail if you have purchased it online. But if you bought from a retail store, you will find the code inside the box. 
  4. On the same page, “Enter your email address” in the next field and click on the “Submit” button. 
  5. Then, log in to your account by entering your credentials. Your subscription is now activated.

Download & Install Mcafee on Mac

If you want to download and install McAfee on Mac, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps: 

  1. First of all, go to home.mcAfee.com. Click on “My Account” and then select “Sign in” from the given list.
  2. Enter your email address and password and click on the “Login” button. 
  3. Now on the “My Account” page, choose your Mac operating system and the McAfee product that you have purchased. 
  4. Then, click on the red “Download” button located at the bottom of the page.
  5. In the next window, read the license agreement carefully and if you agree to it, tick mark the given box. 
  6. Then, “Copy down the serial number” mentioned on the page for future use. 
  7. Once again, click on the “Download” button. 
  8. Now, the download begins and you have to wait for its completion. 
  9. Once the download is completed, double-click the McAfee “dmg” file and then close your web browser.
  10. Next, a new window will appear on your screen and you have to double-click on the “McAfee Installer” icon.
  11. Now, a pop-up box will appear on your screen and you are required to click on the “Open” button. 
  12. Then, you will see another pop-up box on which you will be asked to enter your “Mac Username” and “Password”
  13. Enter the Username and Password and click on the “OK” button.
  14. In the next step, you are required to “Enter your serial number” that you have copied at the time of downloading in the above step. 
  15. Then, click on the “Next” button which is located at the bottom of the page. 
  16. Now, the installation procedure begins. Do not close the window or turn off your system until the procedure is completed.
  17. In between, a dialog box will appear on your screen to choose your network type. Click on “Home or Work” or “Public” according to your Mac network. 
  18. Finally, click on the “Finish” button in order to complete the installation of McAfee.  
  19. There is no need to activate McAfee on your Mac system as it is automatically activated during the installation process. 


    Hence, McAfee provides real-time protection to your system. Also, follow the above steps for account creation and for McAfee login.