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McAfee is a global cybersecurity antivirus that provides its users with award-winning virus protection. It provides multi-device protection from viruses, malware, ransomware, trojans, and all other online threats. McAfee provides you with complete security along with a wide range of products that will help in fulfilling all the diverse needs of various customers. In order to get threat free computing experience, you must have a McAfee account. Hence, you have to start with the McAfee login procedure for using various features of McAfee antivirus.

Mcafee Login Account

McAfee account is a platform where all the personal information related to McAfee application gets stored. It helps you to manage your purchasing, it makes periodic updation of your McAfee antivirus easier, and much more. Hence, it is suggested to create a McAfee account before moving with the further processes.

How to Create a McAfee Account?

  1. Firstly, open a web browser.
  2. Then, visit the McAfee official website. For this, type “” in the address bar.
  3. By doing so, McAfee home page will appear.
  4. Now, click the “My Account” option from the upper-right corner of the screen. 
  5. From the drop-down menu, click “Sign-In” option.
  6. By doing so, McAfee login window will appear.
  7. Then, from the left-hand side of the screen, click “Register Now” option. 
  8. The create account window will appear.
  9. Now, complete the customer profile by filling all the required information in their respective fields. The following information is required to be entered.
    • EMAIL ADDRESS: Enter the email id which you want to link with your McAfee account. 
    • CHOOSE A PASSWORD: In the next field, you have to create a strong and unique password to keep your account safe. For creating the password, keep in mind the below-mentioned specifications.
    • Password must be 8 to 32 characters long. 
    • Must contain one lower-case and one upper-case letter.
    • At least one number should be entered. 
    • You can add any number of special characters. 
    • RE-ENTER PASSWORD: Then, you are required to re-enter your password for confirmation. Make sure you enter the exact same password as you created in the previous field. 
    1. Next, McAfee suggests you to read the Privacy Policy and McAfee End-User Agreement. 
    By clicking “I Agree”, it will be considered that you have read the policy and agreement and you agree to it. Hence, click their respective links and read the documents carefully. 
    1. Finally, click the “I Agree” option. 
    2. Now, you will receive a verification email from McAfee on the email address you have provided. 
    3. After that, open the mail you have received and click the link provided in that. 
    4. This will successfully verify your McAfee account. 

How to Access your Mcafee Account?

After the creation of McAfee account, the next step is of McAfee login. For McAfee Login, follow the given process carefully. 

  • First of all, open a preferred web browser.
  • Next, head to the official website of McAfee by typing “” in the address bar.
  • From your McAfee home page, tap the “My Account” option. You will get this option on the upper-right corner of the screen. 
  • Now, from the drop-down menu, you have to choose the “Sign-In” option.
  • This will take you to the McAfee sign-in window. 
  • In the login box, enter your associated email address in the first field.
  • Then, in the next field enter the password you have created at the time of account creation. 
  • After that, if you are using your personal device and you want to save your login credentials for future login, then click the checkbox next to “Remember Me” option. 

But if you are using a public device, then we suggest you to leave the checkbox unmarked and move to the next step of McAfee login procedure. 

  • Lastly, click “Mcafee Log In” tab.

This will take you to your McAfee account. Now, you can use your account for various features. 

Unable to Log Into Your McAfee Account?

You may face difficulty in logging in your McAfee account because of numerous reasons. Following are some reasons behind McAfee’s login error. 

  • Typing wrong login credentials. 
  • Forgotten your login password.
  • Weak internet connection.
  • Forgotten your registered email address. 

There can be several other reasons for getting the login error. This error is required to be fixed as soon as possible. 

McAfee Login Error Troubleshooting

For resolving your McAfee login error, you have to follow the troubleshooting steps. Below are some steps given, follow them step by step and resolve your McAfee login error successfully.

Note: Before you start with the troubleshooting steps make sure you are logging into your account using the correct login credentials. Login Username and Password are case sensitive. Hence, you must make sure that you have entered the correct credentials. 

Also, check your internet connectivity. Be sure, for a successful login, you must have an active internet connection. 

Resetting your Password

Forgetting your Login password is the most common reason for users not able to login to their McAfee account. For resetting your password, follow the given procedure carefully. 
  • Open a web browser.
  1. Go to the McAfee home page. For this, type “” in the address bar.
  2. Then, click the “My Account” option from the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Now, select “My Account” option from the drop-down menu.
  4. Next, from the login field, tap the “Forgot Password?” option. You will get this option below the login button.
  5. By doing so, a popup box will appear.
  6. In the required field, type the email address linked to your McAfee account. 
  7. Click “Send Email”.
  8. Then, check your email id and open the McAfee mail that you have received. 
Note: If you didn’t find your McAfee mail in the inbox, then you must check junk and spam folder. 
  1. From the mail, click the link for resetting your password. 
Make sure that password reset link will expire in 72 hours. After that, you have to again follow the procedure for getting the password reset link. 
  1. In the next window, create a password. Keep in mind all the specifications for creating a strong and secure password. 
  2. After that, re-enter your password in the next field. This step is required to be done for the confirmation of your password. 
  3. Finally, click the “Save” option.
After fulfilling all the given steps, you can to your McAfee account using the new password.
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Mcafee Setup

After creating your McAfee account and McAfee login, the next step is to set up your McAfee software. For setting up, you first have to purchase the McAfee product. Then, install and activate it in your system. For set up, you must make sure that your device fulfills all the system requirements. Only after that, you can move forward with the procedure. 

For McAfee setup, follow the below-given procedure carefully.


  1. Go to the official website of McAfee.
  2. Click “Products” option from the McAfee webpage. 
  3. Go through the list of products and click “Buy Now” on the desired product. 
  4. In the next window, choose the desired payment method.
  5. Then, enter all the personal and payment details

(Make sure that you provide the email address that you have used while creating your McAfee account. )

  1. From the left-hand side of the page, review the order
  2. Then, tap “Place My Order” option.
  3. After successful completion of the payment and purchase, the next window will show you the purchase confirmation message.

Download and Installation- Windows

  • Go to “”.
    1. Log in to your McAfee account by providing the correct login credentials. 
    2. In your McAfee account window, all the devices you have added will have their separate tabs. 
  • Click the tab of the desired device.
  1. Now, you will see your purchased product in the product tab.
  2. From the lower right corner, click the “Download” button. 
  3. By doing so, a license agreement popup box will appear. Read the agreement and give your consent by clicking “Agree and Download”.
  4. This will initiate the downloading procedure. 
While downloading, your window will show you the activation code. Note down the code for future use. 
  1. Then, double click the downloaded setup file.
  2. Now, the McAfee installer will appear. Click the “Install” option.  
  3. After that, the installation process will start. Hence, wait for the process to get completed. 
  4. Once it is done, click the “Restart” option. 


If you are a Windows user, then you have to activate your McAfee purchased product after installing it in your device. For activation, follow the below-given procedure carefully. 
  1. Firstly, visit the McAfee activation window. For this type “ ” in the address bar. 
  2. In the activation window, type the activation key you have copied at the time of downloading the product.
If you have purchased your product from a retail shop, then you will get the code at the back of your purchased box.
  1. Then, click the “submit” button.
  2. Next, a window will ask you to log in to your McAfee account. Provide the associated email address and password in their respective fields and click the “Sign In” option. 
This will successfully activate your McAfee product.

Download and Installation- Mac

  1. First, log in to the McAfee account with your email address and password. 
  2. Then, from the My Account window, choose the product that you want to download. 
  3. Make sure that you have selected “Mac”.
  4. After that, click the download button from the lower-right corner of the screen.
  5. In the next window, tick mark the checkbox after reading the license agreement. 
  6. Then, copy the serial number and write it down for future use.
  7. Next, click the “Download” tab.
  8.   Now, wait as it will take a few minutes to complete the process. 
  9. Once the download gets completed, double-click the downloaded setup file. 
  10. In the next window, click the “McAfee icon”.
  11. Now, to confirm for beginning the installation process, tick mark the checkbox and click “open” option. 
  12. Next, enter your Mac login id and password and click “Ok”.
  13. After that, in the required field, enter the Serial number that you have copied earlier.
  14. Then, click “Next”.
  15. Now, wait while your McAfee security is installing. 
  16. In the next popup box, select the network and click “Save”.
  17. Once the process gets completed, click the “Finish” option.

In Mac operating system, your product will activate at the time of installing the software. So, you don’t have to activate it again. 

This will complete the setup procedure of McAfee software. Now, you can use your McAfee antivirus for protecting your device from existing and emerging online threats.