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Installing McAfee Family Protection® for Windows

Last Updated: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 > Related Articles

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View the steps to install McAfee Family Protection® for Windows.


As a Cox High Speed Internet customer, Cox Security Suite Plus powered by McAfee® is licensed for installation on up to five devices, and McAfee Family Protection® on up to three computers.

Note: As of September 22, 2015, McAfee Family Protection is no longer available to download for new users. Existing users can continue using the software.

McAfee Family Protection offers advanced parental controls for your computer.

McAfee Family Protection is compatible with Windows 8. If you are using a Mac, see Installing McAfee Family Protection® for Mac.

On the Family Protection tab, click the Download button for McAfee Family Protection.

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If you have previously installed this software, the Download button will result in an error.

Review the License Agreement, and then click I Agree.

End User License Agreement
Click Start Download.

Note: Write down or save a copy of the serial number on this page for reference. You will be prompted to enter this serial number during installation.

.Start Download page
Once the download has completed, the InstallShield Wizard will run. Click Next.

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After reviewing the End User License Agreement, select I accept the terms of the license agreement, and then click Next.

highlights I accept the terms of the license agreement, Next button
Click Install.

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Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and then click Finish.

highlights Yes, I want to restart, Finish button
After reboot, enter the primary account User ID or Email address, and Password used to sign in to Cox.com to activate McAfee Family Protection.

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Click the close this window link.

Result: McAfee Family Protection is now installed on your computer.

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