Where Is the Activation Serial Number Usually Located on McAfee Products?

Where Is the Activation Serial Number Usually Located on McAfee Products?

The activation serial number for McAfee antivirus software appears in a pop-up window after the user accepts the license agreement on preloaded PC versions. If the user has purchased a physical copy of the McAfee software, the serial number is usually on a printed card inside the box.

As of 2015, most new PCs come preloaded with a trial version of McAfee antivirus software. The user must activate the software after purchasing the PC. Once the user signs into or creates a McAfee account and reads and agrees to the license agreement, the serial number should appear in a pop-up window.

In some cases, a serial number is not necessary and it does not appear. If the user purchases a separate copy of McAfee software, the serial number should be on a card inside the box.