How to Install McAfee Antivirus Software

By Techwalla Computers Editor

It's time to reinstall your virus protection software. It's time to try McAfee Antivirus Software to protect your computer from files and malicious programs seeking to invade the system works. Whether you buy your copy from a retailer or download a copy from the McAfee site, this software installation will go a long way to protect your computer from dangerous viruses.

Step 1

Purchase a new copy of McAfee Antivirus software from your nearest computer retailer or check online at the McAfee site for a downloadable version.

Step 2

Load the software according to manufacturer's directions.

Step 3

Go to "Start," "Control Panel" then "Add or Remove Programs." If the McAfee Antivirus Software is there, you will need to select "Change." The directions will allow you to put on the updated version. For a new product, follow the next step.

Step 4

Place the CD into the appropriate drive. Select the installation button so that the program will load into the computer.

Step 5

Restart the computer after the installation. Following the directions given, select the options you want to make your program user-friendly for your use.

Step 6

Enable the system to select specific times to automatically scan your computer for viruses.

Step 7

Start your computer to enable all of your changes to take effect.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure you have the appropriate version of McAfee Antivirus software for your operating system; otherwise, it will not work with your computer.