McAfee Mobile Security Activation Flows

Depending on your device, and where you obtained McAfee Mobile Security, there are a few different activation flows. This article details the various activation flows you might experience.
Solution
Create a New Account flow

These steps detail how you will activate Mobile Security if you are a new McAfee customer.

  • Enter the email address.
  • Create and verify a password.
  • Select the appropriate Country.
  • Read and agree to the EULA.
  • Click Continue. The email address is the McAfee account username.
  • Enter a phone number (optional).
  • Create and verify a PIN.
  • Click Continue.
  • Select Activate or Cancel on the Device Admin setup screen.
  • New welcome tutorial screens display. To skip, select Go To Main Menu.
  • Existing McAfee User flow.

These steps detail how you will activate Mobile Security when you are already a McAfee customer.

  • Enter the email address.
    Enter the password.
  • Activate McAfee Antivirus on your Computer
  • Double-click to launch McAfee user interface on the screen
    From the home page, click Activate or Buy button
    You will be redirected to activate page
    Sign in/ Sign up
  • Buy a plan by following the subscription steps mentioned above in the article
  • Now locate the code at mcafee.com/activate   activate.
  • You have successfully activated the antivirus
  • Nevertheless, users with pre-installed McAfee activate version can skip the above steps. Instead, check if the subscription is still activated or not. Outdated software will make your device vulnerable again. Therefore, renew the plan or upgrade subscription.

How to Renew McAfee Activate Subscription?

  1. Login to your mcafee account
  2. From the home page, go to McAfee My account page
    Click ‘Subscriptions’
  3. In the All expired section, click View All
  4. Select a plan you want to renew and complete the on-screen process.
  5. Besides renewing old software, you can also upgrade to a new plan.
  6. From your McAfee account, select a product and choose a plan.
  7. Complete the billing and you will receive a new activation to the registered email address.
  8. Select the appropriate Country.
  9. Read and agree to the EULA.
  10. Click Continue.
  11. Select the available subscription you want to use.
  12. Click Continue.
  13. Enter a phone number (optional).
  14. Enter and verify the PIN for the existing MMS account.
  15. Click Continue.
  16. Select Activate or Cancel on the Device Admin set up screen.
  17. New welcome tutorial screens display. To skip, select Go To Main Menu.

You might have been provided with an activation code when you purchased Mobile Security. These steps detail how to activate with that code.

  1. Enter the activation code.
  2. Enter a phone number (optional).
  3. Create and verify a PIN.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Select Activate or Cancel on the Device Admin set up screen.
  6. New welcome tutorial screens display. To skip, select Go To Main Menu.
  7. Sign in with Telco/ISP flow

If you obtained Mobile Security through your Telco or ISP, use these steps to activate the product.

  1. Select the appropriate Country.
  2. Enter a phone number.
  3. Read and agree to the EULA.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Enter the email address.
  6. Create and verify a password.

Steps to Install McAfee Setup with the Downloaded Setup File

Here are the steps mentioned below for the users who had purchased the McAfee setup from the official website and want to install their product by installing it through the downloaded file.

• Click on the “Start” pull-down menu of the desktop.

• Open the “Control Panel” window.

• Search the Programs & Features” from the drop-down list.

• Go to the “Programs & Features” tab.

• In case you have any other antivirus software installed on the device, then click on it.

• Tap on the “Uninstall” button located on the upper side of the installation window.

• Tap on the “Uninstall” option.

• Let the installing process of McAfee to complete.

• Start the device again.

• Open the folder where you had selected to save the downloaded setup of McAfee.

• Click twice on the McAfee setup for starting the installation process.

• Go through the legal agreement for installing McAfee setup.

• Tap on the “Agree” button.

• Press on the “Finish” option for competing for the installing process.

• The installing process of McAfee setup is finished now.

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