McAfee antivirus offers users a worry-free solution for their security needs whether browsing, email, and website protection besides blocking online threats like viruses, Trojans, worms, and other malware infections. There are two ways to install McAfee antivirus software on your computer. One is from the software CD that we have described here and other is from the internet.
Before we begin with the installation procedure, we hereby assume that you already have a McAfee antivirus CD handy. If you don’t have one, you can call McAfee product support to ship you one. You can also go to a McAfee-authorized computer center to get the installation disk. Keep the McAfee antivirus software manual or documentation handy as it would have the product key printed on it somewhere.
Besides, if you are installing McAfee for the first time on your computer, do a few more things to make sure that McAfee installs properly. If you previously had other antivirus software installed, remove it completely from your computer before installing the McAfee software. Two antivirus programs always have a tendency to conflict with each other, resulting in common and frequent malfunctioning of either one besides showing error messages. Insert the McAfee setup disk into the CD drive of your computer. Wait for the automatic prompt. The McAfee Security Setup window will come up.
Hit the Next button to proceed. If no automatic prompt pops up, click on the Start menu and navigate to My Computer (Computer if it is Windows 7 or Vista). Double-click on the removable CD drive icon like E: or D: etc. It will fire up the McAfee setup disk. Hit the Next button on the McAfee Setup window. Click to accept the license agreement and hit the OK or Next (whichever you see there) button to proceed to next screen. If prompted to choose the installation type, choose Custom or Typical.
If you any other option, click it and hit the Next button. Choose the level of protection if prompted otherwise follow the on-screen instructions and hit Next. When prompted, hit the Install button. If you want the latest virus and malware updates to be downloaded and installed automatically and right now, hit the Update Now button. Hit the Finish button. It will go checking for updates, download and install them automatically, and finish the process. When finished, reboot your computer.
Your computer will automatically prompt you to reboot it. However, if it does not, reboot yourself after the installation has finished. When done, you will find a McAfee shortcut on your desktop screen. There will also be an M icon in your system tray. If you do not find the shortcut icon on the desktop, click on the Start menu and go to All Programs. You will find McAfee Security Center listed there, right click on it and choose Send To and then point to Desktop (create shortcut). Your desktop will have a McAfee shortcut.