McAfee Installation USA

Mcafee Activate and Installation on Device

Before you begin

Check for other security applications. If you have other security software installed on your computer, remove them using the instructions provided by their product manufacturer. Removing these security application is necessary to prevent application conflicts and degraded performance.

Check for older versions of McAfee Security Applications

If you have an older McAfee product on your computer that is identical to the product on your CD, you can leave the application installed. The installer for the new programs will check the installed version. If the versions are identical, the installer will skip the installation and allow you to extend your subscription.

If the version of your McAfee security suite is not identical to the product from your retail box, remove the current products using the instructions in TS101331 before you install the new version from the CD.


Determine which installation method to use

Use the following information to determine which installation method suits your needs:

Web installation (Recommended)

Installing your McAfee Security product online is the best method to use under the following conditions:
  • Your computer does not have a CD drive
  • Your Internet connection is fast
  • You are installing a multi-computer license on a second computer

CD installation

Installing your McAfee Security product from a CD is the best method to use if your computer has a CD drive, but has a slow Internet connection. This avoids a long download time.

NOTE: To ensure that your computer is fully protected, you must connect to the Internet to download updates after the installation completes.


mcafee installation

How to install McAfee

  • Environment
  • McAfee LiveSafe
  • Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (and higher)
  • Apple iOS 5 (and higher)
  • Google android devices

Summary

McAfee LiveSafe offers protection for pc, Mac, and mobile devices.

For minimum system needs or to examine that product you'll install on specific devices, see TS101836.

Solution

Install or re-install on a computer or mac The first time you begin your new pc you're prompted to register. one in all the queries on this screen asks if you conform to share data with McAfee. If you choose this selection, your LiveSafe product is mechanically found out for you as a part of your traditional setup method. If you do not choose this selection, you'll still activate your LiveSafe product later by choosing the McAfee tile and making (or work in to) a McAfee account. If you bought a LiveSafe retail card, you'll redeem your purchase victimisation the steps in TS101807. You can watch a brief demonstration of the install method on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRpHiFheHJg. IMPORTANT: If you're employing a waterproof, before you start, open your Downloads folder associate degreed verify that it doesn't contain an older version of the McAfee installer .dmg file. If you discover one, rename the file. Having associate degree older copy in your Downloads folder may cause your waterproof to mount the incorrect installer and forestall your product from with success activating. See the connected data section, below, for additional details. Open an internet browser and attend http://home.mcafee.com from the extra waterproof or computer you're putting in on. Click Log In. Type your email address and arcanum, and click on Log In.

If you are doing not have a McAfee account, choose New User? Register currently, follow the prompts to form your McAfee account, and click on Log In.

If you wish the web site to recollect your user name within the future, choose bear in mind Pine Tree State.

Click My Account.

You see the install helper, that permits you fast access to guard your devices.

Select the (+) icon.

Select the right LiveSafe product subscription, and so click transfer.

NOTE: you'll conjointly value more highly to install further protection programs you've got purchased, like McAfee SafeKey and private Locker from this product subscription choice.

Read the tip User License Agreement (EULA) and click on I conform to settle for the terms and still the transfer and installation. Follow the onscreen directions to put in and tack together your McAfee code on your pc.

Install on a mobile device

You can watch a brief demonstration of the mobile device install method on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeIISPo1pcg. On a computer or waterproof, open an internet browser and attend http://home.mcafee.com.

Click My Account.

Type your email address and arcanum, and click on Log In.

If you are doing not have a McAfee account, choose New User? Register currently, follow the prompts to form your McAfee account, and click on Log In.

If you wish the web site to recollect your user name within the future, choose bear in mind Pine Tree State.

Select the (+) icon.

Select the mobile device you wish to guard and click on Send Link.

Select the mobile device platform and therefore the McAfee LiveSafe Mobile Security.

Click Next.

Select your country and sort your itinerant range or device nickname (for tablets).

The link to transfer your code is then sent to your device victimisation SMS or email.

Open the McAfee email and click on transfer currently.

Click transfer once more, then browse and settle for the License Agreement.

In the app store, choose Open.

Log in together with your My Account credentials and make a six-digit PIN.

You can conjointly transfer LiveSafe apps from varied device-specific app stores. Before putting in from associate degree app store, make sure you have created associate degree account at http://home.mcafee.com and have logged in once:

  • The Windows app store
  • The Google Play
  • The Amazon app store
  • The Apple store

Ensure you use constant email address and arcanum from your install or retail card redemption for every device.