McAfee is interpreted to be one of the pioneers in the domain of the antivirus solution for your personal as well as for your professional computer and for the smartphones. McAfee antivirus firewall comes along with some of the products of the McAfee which comes as a bonus point and is available as a standalone internet security application. You can purchase any of the McAfee activation product via online mode as well as offline mode. For purchasing the McAfee product online, you need to visit the McAfee.com/activate > Sign in with McAfee Account > fulfill the payment section and have to check out for your registered email ID and phone number for the McAfee product key activation.
What is McAfee Retail Card and how to redeem it?
While purchasing the McAfee product via offline mode from your nearest retail shop, you will get a kit including the retail card and the installation CD. This McAfee retail card allow you to download your security product without installing it from CD. You can even purchase the McAfee product from the other authorized sources by ordering it Online. You will get a kit along with the McAfee retail card inside it.
In order to redeem the McAfee retail card from an offline mode, you need to follow these steps such as –
- First locate the link present on the McAfee retail card and go to it using any of the web browser on your computer.
- Now choose your preferred language as well as the country from the drop-down menu.
- Make sure that you select the right location and click on the “Continue” to proceed further.
- Now input the 25 digit McAfee activation code printed on your retail card in the box pop-up on your computer screen.
- Now sign in with your correct registered email address and password and click on the “Submit” button.
- If prompted, do check your email address again and tap on the “Verify” option.
- As you click on the “Verify” button your McAfee subscription is now get successfully activated on your computer system. Once you do this, you can now install your antivirus software on your computer system.
Note – After redeeming the retail card, now you are required to download and install your McAfee antivirus software along with activating it via McAfee Virus Scan on your computer system.
How to activate your McAfee subscription?
If you are interested in any of the McAfee products and you wanted to give it a try, before purchasing it for the certain period of time, then you need to go with the free trial version and have to subscribe the same for 30 days. After using the trial version of the McAfee product if you liked it then you can opt for subscribing it for certain years as per your convenience.
So, in order to activate the McAfee retail card subscription on your computer system, you need to follow these steps such as –
- Buy your McAfee retail card online or you can buy it from the retail shop.
- Now open the URL i.e. www.mcafee.com/mav/retailcard or www.mcafee.com/activate in any of the web browser on your computer system and enter the 25 digit McAfee retail card activation code in the box pop-up on your computer screen and click on the “Submit” button.
Note – This activation code is available at the box of the retail card in case of the offline purchase or in the confirmation email if you bought it online.
- Now login to your McAfee account by entering your email id and password. But, if you are a new user, then you need to click on the “Register” now button and have to fill in all the required information, click on I agree and verify your account by clicking on the activation link received in your email id.
- Once you verify your account, you will see your product on the McAfee dashboard, from where you can download the McAfee product.
- After completion of the McAfee setup download process, now double click on the setup file and click on the “Next” button in the next window.
- Once you click on the “Next” button you get a pop up on your computer screen of the User Licence Agreement in the next window. In this window, you will get a drop down list in which you have to turn the “Licence expiry type” to Perpetual and click on “I accept the terms” in the licence agreement to agree on the statement and then click on the “Okay” button.
- Now in the next window, choose the setup type to “Typical” and then click on the “Next” button.
- Again in the next window Choose Standard Protection and then click on the “Next” button so as to proceed further.
- Now click on the “Install” button and wait till the process get completed.
- Once the installation process get completed, now click on the “Finish” button and reboot your device so as to complete the activation process.
- How to install McAfee Retail Card on your computer system?
McAfee Retail card installation on your computer system can be done in two ways such as –
- Open the McAfee product key and find out the Quick Start guide that may include the McAfee product key or activation code.
- Now open any of the web browser on your computer system and type the URL i.e. www.mcafee.com/activate printed on the card in any of the web browser.
- Choose your country from the list of the country names.
- Enter correctly your McAfee Activation key code in the box that pop-up on your computer screen.
- If asked, sign in as a new user or sign up, if you already have a McAfee account details.
- Now download your McAfee product and follow the installation steps so as to download the McAfee product on your computer system.
- Put the McAfee antivirus CD into the CD drive of your computer system.
- Read and agree to find the end-user licence agreement.
- The installer will run automatically on your computer system. If it does not, then run the Setup.exe from the CD.
- Now follow the installation prompts and type the McAfee activation code or product key from your McAfee CD.
- Now type your McAfee account credentials and proceed to the next step. If you do not have a McAfee account, then click the link and follow the account creation prompts to create the new one. Now click on the “Finish” option to finish up the activation process.