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How to download and install McAfee for the first time?

After purchasing McAfee Total Protection, find the download link mentioned on the retail card. Follow the download and installation process given here:

  1. Visit this page:
  2. Now, hit the My Account button.
  3. Click on the Sign In option.
  4. If you have already set up your account, then enter the login ID associated with McAfee.
  5. Enter the passcode for the same.
  6. Hit the Log in button.
  7. If you are a new user and want to set up an account, then go to the Register Now tab.
  8. Follow the instructions on the screen. Set a password for the account.
  9. Hit the Log in button.
  10. Now, when prompted, choose the kind of device you wish to download McAfee software on.
  11. After that, select the McAfee program you wish to download.
  12. Hit the Download button in the next screen.
  13. Go through the McAfee License Agreement.
  14. Click on the I agree button.
  15. Copy the serial number displayed on the screen.
  16. Follow the guidelines mentioned on the screen and install McAfee Total Protection on your device.

How to download and install McAfee on another device?

In order to set McAfee Total Protection on a secondary device, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your McAfee account.
  2. Click on the My Account tab.
  3. Select Subscriptions from the list of options.
  4. Locate McAfee Total Protection and click on Add Device.
  5. Now, choose between Mac and Windows.
  6. Select the Send Link option.
  7. Enter the email ID and hit the Send Email button.
  8. Go to the other device.
  9. Login to the email account.
  10. Go to Inbox and click on the McAfee mail.
  11. Go to the download link mentioned in the mail.
  12. Follow the guidelines mentioned on the screen.

How to redeem MTP retail card and activate McAfee program?

The activation code for MTP will be written on the retail card. Here is how you can activate the subscription:

  1. Click on any preferred web browser.
  2. Now visit
  3. When the page loads, click on Country name located in the upper right area.
  4. Select your country from the drop-down list.
  5. After that, click on your language.
  6. Now, carefully write the 25 characters unique activation code mentioned at the back of the retail card.
  7. Enter the email ID.
  8. Click on the Submit button after confirming the details.
  9. Now, if you get induced, confirm whether the email is right.
  10. If the email ID is wrong, then go to edit and enter the valid email ID.
  11. After that, hit the Verify button.
  12. You have successfully activated your subscription.