Complete Guide for McAfee Acivate, Download and Installation

If you're new to McAfee and don't know how to download, install and activate your McAfee, the following step-by-step guide may help you. In this guide below, we'll be discussing about how to activate McAfee using the activation code printent on McAfee Retail Card.

Before starting, we recommend to check your computer and see if it meets the minimum system requirement to successfully install the McAfee antivirus on your PC. May be you can also find that details on your retail card itself or you can serach it online. Here's what your PC needs to successful installation of McAfee product:

  • Intel Pentium processor or compatible architecture.
  • RAM requirements: 512 MB minimum; 2 GB recommended.
  • Drive space: 500 MB.

How to Download and Install Your McAfee?

Once you've successfully redeemed the McAfee retail card at, then you will always have that McAfee product in your McAfee account untill the validity expires. You can simply login to your McAfee account anytime, click on the download button, install and activate McAfee anytime you want. Below are the steps on how to downlaod the McAfee product, install and activate McAfee on your system.

  • Login to your McAfee account. Visit to login.
  • Enter your login details and click on submit button.
  • Go to Subscriptions.
  • In Subscription section you will see list of all your products that are active and inactive.
  • Click on Download or add device if you activated multidevice McAfee Product.
  • Now double-click on the downloaded file to install it on your computer.