Redeeming a McAfee retail card for Mac security software

Issue Description

McAfee retail cards let you download security products for Apple Mac computers from the Internet.

To ensure you install the latest McAfee software using retail cards, follow these steps.


  1. Open Safari or Mozilla Firefox and go to

    NOTE: McAfee SiteAdvisor currently supports only Mozilla Firefox.

  2. Follow the instructions on the page to submit your retail card information and redeem your license.
  3. Click the Download button beside the product you want to install.

    NOTE: If a serial number displays below the Download button, write it down. You will need it later to activate your product. The serial number will be available for only two hours.

    If you want to install your product later, you can come back to this page at any time to get a new serial number.
  4. Click Save. The file is saved to your default location, usually your Downloads folder.
  5. Double-click the .dmg file you downloaded.
  6. Double-click McAfee Internet Security for Mac-1.0.mpkg.

  7. Click Continue.

  8. Click Continue

  9. Click Continue.

  10. Click Read License, read the terms of the license agreement, and then click Agree to continue the installation.
  11. Click Install.
  12. Enter your Administrator username and password, then click OK.

    NOTE: Use the Administrator username and password that you created when you first activated Mac OS X on your computer.
  13. If you don't have Mozilla Firefox installed on your Mac, click Get Firefox to install it now. Remember, you must have Firefox installed to use McAfee SiteAdvisor.

  14. After you install Firefox, click Continue.
  15. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate your software.

    NOTE: If you purchased your product from an Internet Service Provider (ISP), activate it by entering your serial number.

  16. Click Close to complete the installation.