To activate McAfee online, you need to do as follows:
- Go to the activation page on the McAfee website, by entering its address into your browser. You can obtain the address we are making reference to (for the McAfee activation page) from the ‘links’ section at the bottom end of this article. When you enter that address into your browser, the McAfee activation page will load immediately.
- Once the McAfee activation page loads on your browser, check within the middle section of it, and you will find a space provided for you to enter your ’25-digit McAfee activation code’. Now check the card you purchased, and you will find the 25-digit activation code on it. Enter that code into the space provided for it.
- After entering the 25-digit McAfee activation code into the space provided for it, click on the ‘Submit’ button that you will find somewhere below the space provided for entry of the code. Enter the other required details in the screens that you will subsequently be taken to, in order to complete the McAfee activation process.
McAfee activation code — How to find the McAfee activation code
As mentioned above, the McAfee activation code is 25 digits long. The 25 digits are typically grouped in fives (five groups of digits, each being 5 digits long) and with the groups separated by hyphens. The code is supposed to be obtain from the McAfee card that you purchase. So you check in the middle part of the card, and you are bound to find the 25-digits code there. Having located the code, you go to the McAfee activation page, enter it into the space provided for it, then click on the ‘Submit’ button in order to initiate the McAfee activation process.
McAfee free trial – How to get McAfee for free trial
To get a free trial of McAfee, you need to follow these 4 simple steps:
- Go to the McAfee website, by entering its address into your browser. If you check in the ‘links’ section at the bottom end of this article, you will find the said address (for the McAfee website). It is given as the second link. All you need to do is enter that address into your browser, in order to have the browser transfer you from whichever webpage/website you were at, to the McAfee website.
- When you get to the McAfee website, check at the top right hand corner, and you will find a menu icon – you know, the three small horizontal bars. Click on that menu icon, and various menu items will appear below, including ‘For Home’, ‘For Enterprise’, ‘Resources’ and ‘Why McAfee’. From that menu, click on the ‘For Home’ link (if you want a free trial of McAfee for home).
- On the menu that appears when you click on ‘For Home’, check towards the bottom end, and you will find a ‘Free Trials’ section. Click on the ‘Antivirus’ link if what you want is a free trial of the McAfee antivirus program. Alternatively, click on the ‘Safe Browser’ link if what you want is a free trial of the McAfee safe browser program.
- On the screen that you will subsequently be taken to, click on the button that says ‘Download Free Trial’ (or ‘Free Download’) in order to start the McAfee download process.
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