30 May

To use the software and allow all of its features, it is necessary to activate your McAfee product. You need to provide a 25-digit activation key code that will be provided to you at the time of purchase for McAfee unlock. You can also turn on your McAfee device before or after downloading the app. So, in order to find the keycode and activate your purchase, you must carefully follow the Guide below.

How do I locate the McAfee 25 Digit Code McAfee activation?


Depending on your method of purchase you can find the code from the order confirmation mail or retail card. So follow the instructions given to locate your product key code for enabling McAfee to activate. 

Order Confirmation Mail

You will receive an email when you purchase the McAfee product online to confirm your purchase which also contains your product key code. So, in the activation process you need to open the mail and note down the code from there as you will need it.

Retail Card

If you bought the product offline i.e. from the retail store, you will receive a retail card which contains the activation keycode. The keycode is given at the retail card's rear side. If it's covered with a silver lining, scratch it. So note down the McAfee Activate code someplace.

To get access to your McAfee product, activation is necessary. You'll not be able to use any of its functions without activation. You therefore need to follow the step-by-step process provided below for McAfee Activate: 

  • First and foremost, open a web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc. Then type mcafee.com/activate in the address bar at the top of your computer. Then hit the Enter key on the keyboard.

  • Next, your screen will have the activation window appear. Click on the drop-down box given in the field located at the top-right corner of the window to change your country. It will show a list of Country and Language combinations, pick the choice you want from the list. Make sure you've picked the right country you're in, and the language you want to use the app in.

  • You need to fill in your activation key code into the respective field to continue the process. Therefore, copy from the retail card or order confirmation mail your 25 digit activation code. Then, click on the given button to submit. 

  • You will be taken to the Login tab. Enter your email address and then press Next.

  • Now if you're already registered with McAfee, you'll be asked to enter the password that you used at the time you built your account.

  • But if you don't have a McAfee account then follow the steps below to complete the account creation process in the following window:

    • Set a strong password taking into account all the specific requirements of the password. Your password must contain valid symbols of at least one numerical value between 8-32 characters, both the upper and lower case letters. 

    • Upon confirmation, enter your password again in the next field. 

    • Make sure you enter all of the characters correctly, otherwise you will be shown an error.

  • Now, click on their links to read all the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy and License Agreement. To activate your product you must comply with all the terms and conditions. So, if you'd like to accept the agreements, click the "I Agree" button provided there.

  • Once you have signed in to your account, you will be shown an auto-renewal policy dialog box. Read all terms and conditions carefully, and press the Comply and Start button at the bottom right corner of the window if you agree with the policy.

  • Click on Install on this PC in the next window and the McAfee setup file will start downloading. But if you have your McAfee software already installed you can skip that phase.  

After installing the app it will take you to the Install tab. Click the Install button specified there. Your software will then start installing on your system.

Cheers! You have successfully activated your McAfee.com/Activate

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