We are virtually living in the digital world where almost everything is up there on the Internet. Be it as small work as ordering groceries or looking for expensive items like jewellery and houses everything is done online. And in this process, we end up entering our personal details and browse some site which may be full of virus.

Let me come to the point. Your PC or is at high risk of being attacked by the virus. And it is mandatory to have anti-virus software installed on your device. It is better to take precautions than to be sorry later.

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Now that we are talking about anti-virus software, McAfee is a popular one. So, today in this blog I am going to share a detailed step-by-step guide on how to download, install and activate McAfee product key.

Its powerful features protect your computers and mobile devices against viruses, threats, and spyware. These harmful viruses usually target small and large businesses, governments, consumers and enterprises. If you fall into any of these categories, you should straight away get McAfee antivirus software, if you haven’t till now. 

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Now before we move on to the activating product key stage, let me just briefly guide you on

How to download McAfee Antivirus Software?

Follow these steps, download the software and protect your desktop or mobile devices. McAfee Antivirus software offers its security for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

Step:1 
* Before getting to the downloading and installing step you need to do the following:
* Uninstall any older or trial version of the software that you have been using previously.
* Update your system to the latest version.
* Make sure your Internet connection has good speed and is stable. 

Step 2:
* Go to McAfee website to activate.
* Next, click on the ‘My Account’ tab.
* If you already have an account, fill in your details and sign in.
* If you don’t have an existing account, you can always click on the ‘Sign Up’ button and create an account. 
* After finishing the signing up process, select the system you want the software for, Windows or Mac.
* Choose the McAfee Antivirus product you wish to purchase.

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Step 3:
* Choose the subscription plan that suits your needs.
* Next, click the ‘Buy Now’ button.
* Then select the payment mode.
* Next click on the ‘Download’ button.
* The software will be downloaded to your system.

Step 4:
* Check your mail which you entered during the signup process.
* You will receive a confirmation mail from the McAfee team.
* In the mail will be the product activation key. Save the key, you will need it during installation.

How to Install McAfee Antivirus Software on Windows?


Step 1:
* Once the software is downloaded, you will see a McFee icon on the screen.
Double click on the icon

Step 2:
* Enter the login credentials that you did while signing up for the McAfee account.

Step 3:
* Enter the product activation key, that you got on the mail, after buying the product.

Step 4:
* Next, fill in the details like your country and language.
* Next, click the ‘Activate’ button.
* The software will be successfully activated and your system will be protected from the harmful threats, viruses and spyware.

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How to Install McAfee Antivirus Software on Mac?

Step 1:
* Double click on the McAfee icon, visible on the screen.

Step 2:
* Enter the login credentials that you did while signing up for the McAfee account.

Step 3:
* Enter the product activation key, that you got on the mail, after buying the product.
* You may also be asked for the activation key.

Step 4:
* Next, fill in the details like your country and language.
* Next, click the ‘Activate’ button.
* When the installation is done, click on the ‘Finish’ button.
* The software will be successfully activated and your system will be protected from the harmful threats, viruses and spyware.

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How to renew McAfee Antivirus subscription?


Step 1:
* Go to the mcafee.com/account.
* Fill in the credentials and log in.

Step 2:
*Go to My Account Page on the homepage.

Step 3:
* Click on the ‘Subscription’ button.

Step 4:
* Go to the ‘All Expired’ section
* Click ‘View All’

Step 5:
* Select the plan that you want to renew
* Follow the on-screen instruction and complete the process.

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How to run the McAfee Antivirus scan on your PC?

Step 1:
* Right-click on the McAfee icon visible on your computer screen.
* Select the ‘Check For Updates’ option from the drop-down menu.

Step 2:
* After the update is finished, again right-click on the icon.
* Select the ‘Scan’ option from the drop-down menu.

Step 3:
* Next, you will see three options – Full scan, Quick scan, Custom scan.
* Select the option as per your requirements.
* The Full scan option will scan the presence of already existing threats, viruses or malware.
* In the Quick scan option, the most suspectable parts of your computer will be scanned for existing threats and viruses.
* If you choose the Custom scan option, you can manually select the locations, drives, folders, etc that you want to scan.

Step 4:
* Once the scan is finished, a detailed report will be shared about the existing threats on your computer. 
* Click the ‘Ok’ button to complete the scanning process.
* Clean the detected threats.
* Your PC is back to safety.

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This was a step-by-step guide on how to download, install and activate McAfee Antivirus software. Viruses can be a huge threat to your system and can completely wipe off all the data from your computer. I am sure you would not want to lose it all just because of the malware or virus threat.

To avoid this mishap, follow the above-mentioned steps and right away install the McAfee Antivirus software to protect your most important asset. Yes, of course, mobile devices and PC’s are the most valuable assets these days.

Do not forget to share your experiences in the comment box below. And do not hesitate to add any point or step that might have missed out.

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