McAfee is amongst the leading brands that have been manufacturing and retailing in security suites for a long time. McAfee Total Protection offers complete security against all threats such as spyware, malware, rootkits, viruses, etc. MTP offers real-time protection with fast scanning and file shredding. To get the security offered by MTP, one has to download, install and activate it.

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McAfee Total Protection can be bought from either the website or offline. Similarly, it can be downloaded onto a system either online or offline. To download McAfee Total Protection via online method, one needs a stable internet connection. If one opts for the offline method, they have to go to a retail store to get the MTP product and follow the instructions in the MTP retail card.

What is McAfee MTP Retail Card?

When you buy McAfee Total Protection product offline, the package includes the setup, activation code and the retail card. The activation card is printed on the MTP retail card. This unique code is 25-characters in length. The card contains the activation link and this link lets customers download the setup over the internet.


Before starting the activation procedure, there are a few requirements that must be met by the consumers. Here is a list of some of the requirements:

  • Ensure that the operating system is updated with all the newest updates.
  • The computer must match the least system requirements concerning the McAfee MTP program, i.e. the program should be compatible with the device.
  • All different software that may lead to installation or activation failures (like run-time errors) in the computer must be uninstalled at first.
  • Ensure that the computer does not have any junk files in the temporary files and folders.
  • The McAfee Total Protection subscription must be valid.

Download McAfee Total Protection using MTP Retail Card

  1. Open an updated web browser.
  2. Visit
  3. Redeem your product.
  4. Sign in to your account, if you aren’t.
  5. Alternatively, set up a new account.
  6. Find the MTP product in the home page.
  7. Click on the download button.
  8. Wait for the product to get downloaded.

If you are having problems while downloading the program, see if your computer has the required disk space and uninstall any conflicting program.

Install McAfee Total Protection or MTP

  1. Open the MTP setup file to fire up the installation process.
  2. Pick the location.
  3. Click the Install option.
  4. Follow the guidelines on the screen.
  5. When the installation is over, proceed to activation.

Activate McAfee MTP Product using the MTP Retail Card

If you want to activate your McAfee Total Protection suite, then take out your MTP retail card. Here are the steps for the activation of McAfee Total Protection:

  1. Launch a web browser.
  2. Check the activation link in the MTP Retail Card ( and open it.
  3. In the activation webpage, choose the Country.
  4. Choose the Language given on the MTP Retail Card.
  5. Check if the region is correct.
  6. Enter the email address.
  7. Enter the 25-character activation key.
  8. Press the Submit option.
  9. Review all the information given on the screen.
  10. Make any changes, if needed, by selecting the Edit option.
  11. Hit the Verify option.
  12. Follow the guidelines mentioned on the screen.
  13. Continue with the activation process to complete it.