www.mcafee.com/activate – Redeem code and download your McAfee

Mcafee activation is a few step thing, start with www.mcafee.com/activate and install your McAfee just by following some steps. Please read throughout the blog to understand the steps. Afterward, also read the general troubleshooting steps if somehow your Mcafee is not going through.


Installing McAfee from www.mcafee.com/activate


  • First of all, open a web browser on your computer like Microsoft edge or google chrome.
  • Now type the URL “www.mcafee.com/activate” in the URL box and hit enter.
  • Looks like a page is appeared on your screen and asking for your activation code.
  • Put your activation code here.
  • Now when you clicked on submit, McAfee activation page is asking you to log in to your McAfee account.
  • If you have a McAfee account kindly login to your McAfee my account.
  • Don’t have a McAfee account? no problems, on the same page you have a register option. To create a McAfee account there are some simple steps that you can read below in a separate section.
  • Here I assume that you are logged in to your McAfee account after redeeming the activation code for McAfee.
  • Now it is showing you to download setup file for your product just download it and also note down the product code. The product code will be later used in between the installation.
  • Run the setup file now and follow the positive options just like run, continue and yes.
  • Put the product code when it is asked.
  • Looks like your Mcafee is now installed and you are ready for the first scan in your computer with your brand new Mcafee antivirus plus.

Creating a Mcafee account after redeeming the activation code at www.mcafee.com/activate

  • to create a McAfee account in between the activation. Click on register when you are done with redeeming the key and redirected the login page.
  • Where you see to log in there is also an option to register, just click on register.
  • On the registration page you need to fill some information like your name, your email and this page will also ask you for a password. Most noteworthy thing here to mind that this password field asking you to create a new password for your McAfee account.
  • Now when you will submit all filled information, a confirmation email will be sent to your given email account. So go to your email inbox and confirm it’s you.
  • When you will click on the confirmation link it will again redirect you to the login page. Now your McAfee account is being created and you can log in with your given email and the password which you made before.

Frequently Asked Questions – www.mcafee.com/activate

The 25-digit alphanumeric McAfee activation is on the backside of the retail card of the purchased McAfee product. Rub on the backside of the McAfee retail card to get the activation code which looks like xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx.

If you already used McAfee product key then directly go to McAfee account at home.mcafee.com and download your software.

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To reinstall or re-download McAfee you need to open home.mcafee.com and then login to your McAfee account. Inside your account you can find the download.

McAfee serial number is not your McAfee activation code or product key but McAfee serial number is generated by McAfee setup wizard at the time of McAfee download. Later this serial number is used during the McAfee installation.

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Important URL for McAfee Activation and McAfee my account

www.mcafee.com/activate – This is the main URL for McAfee activation. If you bought a McAfee antivirus, McAfee internet security or McAfee total security simply reach this URL. Here you have to login for McAfee account. If you do not have a McAfee account still you will get the register just after redeeming your activation code on McAfee/activate page.

www.mcafee.com/dellactivation – If you got a McAfee antivirus along with the purchase of a dell computer then your product will not activate at mcafee/activate page. In this case you need to open www.mcafee.com/dellactivation URL. Except it you can also go to the URL www.mcafee.com/activatedell. This free McAfee product is valid for 15 months.

Activate your McAfee successfully by following these precautions-

  1. Check your computer/laptop programs, if you any other antivirus already installed before. If you have any other antivirus or any old mcafee uninstall or remove it.
  2. Restart your system when you remove any antivirus. Start a fresh download and install procedure after restarting your computer.
  3. Note down the serial number for McAfee. Serial number is generated by McAfee download setup wizard when you click on the download button.

These are some very important precautions while activating, downloading and installing McAfee with an activation code.

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