Activation of your McAfee product is necessary to access the software and to enable all its features. You can activate your McAfee software either before or after the installation according to your preference. For McAfee activate, you need a 25-digit activation key code provided to you at the time of purchase. Hence to start the process of activation, you need to follow the below-given procedure carefully.
- First of all, open a web browser
- Then, you are required to visit www.mcafee.com/activate for McAfee Activate.
- It will take you to the activation window. Select your preferred country and language by clicking on the drop-down arrow key. The field is located in the upper-right corner of the window. Ensure that you have selected the same country in which you are located and the same language in which you want to use the software.
- Now, type your 25 digit activation code into the given field. You will find the product key by following the below-given steps depending upon your method of purchase:
- If you have purchased the product online, you will find it in the confirmation mail. So, open the mail and copy down the code. But if the mail does not contain the product key, go to the official website of McAfee and sign in to your account. In the Subscriptions tab, you will see all the details of your purchased McAfee product including the Keycode.
- But in case you bought the software from the retail store, then you will find it on the back of the retail card. The key code will be covered from silver lining and you can get the code by scratching it. So, copy down the code from there.
- Then, click on the submit button given there.
- In the next window, it will ask you to log in to your account. Enter your details and click sign-in. But if you are a new user and do not create an account before, follow the below-given steps to create an account:
- Click on the Register Now button.
- Then it will take you to a new window, enter your first and last names into the given fields.
- After that, enter a valid email address in the next field.
- Now, create a strong password according to the specifications mentioned on the page.
- Then, re-enter your password in order to confirm it.
- In addition, read the terms and conditions of the license agreement. If you agree with it, click on “I Agree”. By doing so your account will be successfully created.
- After signing in to your account, it will show you a dialog box of auto-renewal policy. Read the terms of the policy by clicking on its link. Then, click on the continue button given there.
- Now, if you have not installed your McAfee product before, click on the install button to start the process. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation of your product.
- The activation of your product is now complete and now you can start using your product.
This concludes the McAfee Activate process.