– With the increased use of the internet, there has been observed a great hike in cyber crimes. The prime reason behind eavesdropping and other online threats is that the users are not paying attention towards the security of their digital world. McAfee, a leading cybersecurity firm has raised awareness about internet security among computer users.

Apart from this, the company also delivers several multi-platform security solutions to protect the computer systems against hacking attacks. All it takes is to download McAfee on your Windows, Mac, Android or iOS device. Here are the steps to do the same:

Steps to Download McAfee

Downloading McAfee depends on the mode of its purchase, i.e., online or offline. In the case of online purchase, follow these given steps for the McAfee download:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your login credentials
    1. Click Create an account, if you are a new user
  3. Enter your McAfee activation code

To redeem McAfee activation code, check the email ID registered with your McAfee account. Now search for the order confirmation email. You will find McAfee product key here in this email. Redeem now, and don’t share it with anyone.

  1. Click Download your software
  2. This will start downloading McAfee antivirus

On the other hand, if you have purchased a McAfee antivirus from an authorized offline store then follow these instructions to download McAfee on your device:

  1. Unbox the McAfee antivirus
  2. Insert the installation CD into your CD/DVD drive
  3. McAfee Installation Wizard will start running
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete downloading and the installation

After the McAfee downloads, double-click on it to begin the installation. To proceed to the installation, you have to follow the prompts displayed on your computer screen. During the process, you will have to go through the terms and conditions associated with your McAfee antivirus. Read the same and click I Agree to continue.

Downloading and installing the antivirus is not enough, it should be also be activated in order to begin the scanning process. Once activated, you will be able to access all the features of your antivirus. Additionally, you can also turn off or on different antivirus features as per your specific requirements.

During the McAfee download, you may encounter several technical glitches. These glitches may occur if you don’t follow the standard procedures for a process. Apart from this, there could be many other reasons behind these errors. Therefore, it is recommended to keep a check on the following before you initiate the McAfee download process:

  1. Uninstall the previously installed McAfee antivirus, if any
  2. Delete or remove all temporary and junk files from your system
  3. Make sure there is enough storage space to accommodate the antivirus setup
  4. Update all your software and applications
  5. Check antivirus compatibility with the operating system

List of errors you may experience during McAfee download

  • McAfee download process stops in the middle
  • McAfee activation code errors
  • Invalid McAfee product key
  • McAfee download error codes

To fix or troubleshoot these errors, contact customer support team. The team will provide you with the most reliable solution that will further avoid the reoccurrence of the issue.