A beginner’s guide to use the McAfee product key

Activation plays a keen role as this is one of the three main steps required to activate the services included within the antivirus or other client software. For activation of the installed software, the users require a uniquely identified code or the activation code. This activation code is known as the product key. Activation using the product key ensures that the setup has been installed and activated by the desired user only to their device.

Similarly, the activation key or the product key related to the McAfee Activate subscription is known as McAfee Activation code. Now, the question that comes to the mind of McAfee users is ‘where to get this McAfee Product key or code’. Thus, the steps to find this code has been mentioned in the article given below.

What is McAfee Activation Code?

McAfee Activation code is a 25-digit unique identification code required for activation of the McAfee Activate product that has been purchased and installed to the users’ device. This product key comes in variant forms depending upon the method adopted by the user to purchase the McAfee Subscription.

There are basically two methods that the users may adopt to purchase the McAfee Subscription, one is the online method while the other is an offline method. For the online method of purchase, the users need to visit the official website i.e. mcafee.com/activate product key, and purchase the setup, easily.

While for the offline method, the users need to visit the nearby retail store and purchase the setup box by filling the desired or essential details to the shopkeepers’ database.

Where to find this McAfee Product key?

Depending upon the method adopted to purchase the McAfee Activate Subscription, the locations where the users could easily get the corresponding McAfee Product key has been detailed below:

For Online Method:

  1. Check out the inbox of the email address that has been registered by the users at the time of online purchase. A confirmation email of the McAfee subscription purchase has been received by the users. This email consists of the McAfee details along with the McAfee Activation key.
  2. Even do check the inbox of the mobile number being registered by the users to the McAfee Account as the purchase confirmation has been received by them to the message box.
  3. Also, do check out the subscription details to the McAfee Account it saves the entire details related to the McAfee Activate subscription.

For Offline Method:

Check out the backside of the box being purchased by the users from the nearby retail stores. Also, do check out the inner circles of the CD having the McAfee Setup file.

Steps to activate the McAfee Subscription using the McAfee Activation key:

Follow the steps detailed below to activate the McAfee Activate subscription using the McAfee Product key. The steps are as follows:

  1. Execute the McAfee Subscription to the device on which the users prefer to install and activate the product.
  2. And then, move to the ‘Settings’ section of the application.
  3. After this, move onto the ‘Activation’ section.
  4. Here, do enter the 16-digit McAfee Activation key to the requisite field, and also do enter the email address.
  5. And then, to the next page, do select the country and language from the drop-down menu.

(Note: Do not allow the page to select the country region through auto-select as it might select some wrong region. Ensure that the details being entered by the users are correct and appropriate as it might cause some errors to the application during activation.)

  1. At last, click the ‘Activate’ button.


Hopefully, this article is quite successful in resolving the concern of the users regarding ‘what is McAfee Activation key and where do we find it’. Also, check out the simplest way to activate the McAfee Activate subscription using the McAfee Product key. The steps being detailed here are quite simple and easy to follow. Thus, if any of the steps detailed here are causing any doubt then, the users are advised to access the official website of McAfee i.e. mcafee.com/activate to get assisted by its experts.

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