Each day we read about a cyber-attack or an internet fraud that has resulted in great loss to an individual, a small business, or even a large corporation. This just further reinforces that the internet is not a safe space for anybody. However, it is also not possible to plug out and power off from all possible networks since these connections sustain the organization. Therefore, it is essential to balance out the networking with privacy and security.
For this, there is McAfee. McAfee is a tried and tested brand of antivirus, which can add layers of protection, making your internet surfing and transactions safe. The software application monitors your browsing history and blocks any unauthorized downloads initiated automatically by any website. McAfee also screens your mails and weeds out spam and phishing mails that could possibly be a threat to your security. McAfee retail card allows the users to download, install, and activate their McAfee subscriptions.
How to redeem your McAfee retail card?
Here is the step-wise process for redeeming McAfee retail card which you bought from a store:
When you have redeemed the McAfee retail card, you need to download and install the McAfee product on the computer. After that, McAfee subscription needs to be activated.
- From the McAfee setup package, take out the retail card.
- Launch any web browser of your choice. Make sure that it is up-to-date.
- Enter the following URL: www.mcafee.com/activate
- Now, you will be asked to choose the country and activation language.
- The registration screen will attempt to auto-choose the right region. However, sometimes the area may get wrongly detected or not get detected at all.
- Make sure that the region is right and then proceed to next.
- Now you need to enter the 25 characters alpha-numeric product key. You can find the activation code at the back of the McAfee Retail Card.
- After that, enter the email address used at the time of purchase of McAfee product.
- Click on the Submit button.
- Now, you will get a prompt to confirm whether the email address is accurate or not.
- If, the email address you mentioned is wrong, then do the following:
- Click on the Edit option.
- You will get redirected to the previous page.
- Now, in the box next to Email, enter the correct email address.
- Click on the Verify button.
- Now, your McAfee subscription has been successfully activated.
All you need to do is, follow the instructions on the screen and make a McAfee account. After that, just install the McAfee program.
Download McAfee Antivirus
Here is the step-wise process for downloading McAfee on a device:
- Launch any one internet browser from the following supported browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.
- Now, head on to the following link: mcafee.com/activate.
- When the page loads, go to My Account.
- Click on the Sign in button.
- Enter the login credentials for your account associated with the McAfee product. You need to enter the username and password.
- Click on the Log In button.
- If you are a new user and have not yet created an account on McAfee, then click on the following link: Are you a new user? Register Now.
- Just follow the prompts on the screen, furnish your personal details and create a McAfee account.
- Log in to the freshly created McAfee account.
- If you wish to save the login credentials on McAfee for later, then check the box next to Remember Me.
- After logging in, you will be directed to the user home page.
- Click on the My Account option.
- From the list of McAfee products and subscriptions, just pick the one you wish to install.
- Click on the Download button.
- You may download more McAfee programs which are present in the My Account list.
Install McAfee Antivirus
Here is the step-wise process for installing McAfee on a device
- Go to the Downloads folder and run the downloaded software on the system.
- In the User Account Control prompt, click on the Yes button and allow the app to make changes to the computer.
- Now, in the McAfee installation prompt, In the first page, click on the Complete option and then click on the Next button located at the bottom right corner.
- Now, the installation files will start downloading. It may take a while for the files to install (depends on how fast the internet is).
- Now, McAfee software installation will begin.
- When the files have been installed, you can decide whether or not you wish to send anonymous usage info to McAfee.
- Click on the Next button.
- Now, the fifth screen of the McAfee Installation window will display Installation Complete.
- To access McAfee security or change the settings, you need to launch the software by finding it on the taskbar.
- Click on the Finish button.
Activate McAfee Antivirus
- Here is the step-wise process for activating McAfee product subscription:
- Go to the taskbar and double-click on the McAfee icon.
- When it opens, just click on the Activate option.
- Enter the product key (25 digit code) in the corresponding blank. The activation code will be printed on the McAfee retail card.
- Follow the prompts on the screen.
- Your McAfee product has been successfully activated.