How to Register a McAfee Product

Updated April 17, 2017

Registration is required in order to use certain McAfee products that require a paid subscription. Registering the McAfee product that you own will also ensure that you are notified of updates when they are available. You can register your McAfee product online by accessing the McAfee registration Web page using a Web browser. After registering your McAfee product, your registration information will be permanently saved, and you will not be required to register it again in the future.

Open the McAfee product you would like to register. Locate the McAfee icon on the right-hand side of your Windows taskbar and right-click on it. This icon will be a small grey square with a red letter "M" in the centre. Click the "Updates" option in the menu that appears.

Click the "Next" button at the bottom of the "McAfee Product Registration" screen that appears. The McAfee product registration Web page will open in your default Web browser. Select how you obtained the McAfee product you are registering from the list of options and click the "Continue" button at the bottom of the page.

Type in the information required in order to register your McAfee product on the page that comes up next. This information includes your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. You will also be asked to specify which product you are registering, where it was purchased, and the "Product ID" of your McAfee product.

Verify that all of the information you have entered on the McAfee product registration page is correct. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page to continue. McAfee will verify that the information you have entered is valid and inform you that the product was successfully registered.


If your McAfee product was not registered correctly, you will receive alerts asking you to register. These alerts are no longer displayed after you have registered the software.

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