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Most of us have active online lives that include connecting with friends, creating and joining forums, sharing our interests and activities, and having conversations on different topics. Our physical and virtual lives have become more intertwined over time than before. We spend a lot of time online working and learning, which exposes us to the world longer than we might want. We manage our investment portfolios, shop online, and perform banking transactions online frequently. This puts our personal data in a dangerous position, and online, you can't afford to be careless.

You must become familiar with security tools and how to install them if you want to surf the Web. With so much data kept on your devices, including passwords, bank information, and personal images, one mistake will truly cost you your entire life's work. You must participate actively in maintaining your privacy online. But isn't that easier said than done?

While you may be aware of how necessary it is to actively participate in your personal cybersecurity, this awareness typically doesn't transform into practice. You could feel unqualified and unprepared to handle this important area of your online life because you are daunted by all the technical speak. It goes without saying that having some technical knowledge is necessary to do this work. However, it is also fair to claim that you do not require it if you're really given thorough instructions and assistance. And that is exactly the key idea behind CenturyLink Virus protection powered by McAfee.

No matter how technologically handicapped you may feel, you shouldn't have any trouble figuring out the software's complexities because CenturyLink created it to be super accessible and user-friendly.

CenturyLink Security by McAfee is an award-winning antivirus program that can protect and secure your smartphones, tablets, and computers. Install it to protect your identity and privacy with secure and reliable antivirus technology. Overall, you should protect yourself from online viruses, malware, ransomware, phishing, and other malicious content.

CenturyLink Security by McAfee comes with all CenturyLink Internet plans at no extra cost. You can download it on at least two of your supported devices (Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS). Up to 20 devices can be protected for customers who have Secure WiFi installed on their leased modems.

Install and activate McAfee Security on your device by following the instructions below.

  • Log in to the My CenturyLink website using the McAfee installation device. Learn how to set up a My CenturyLink account if you don't already have one.
  • From the "Services" menu, select the Download McAfee Security link. The McAfee website will open in a new browser tab as a result. Select "Internet Support Topics". Then, you'll have the choice between "Download" and "Send Link."
  • To install the software on your device, click the "Download" button and then follow the directions. This will simultaneously download the application and the activation code.

How many devices can I install it on?

You can download CenturyLink Security by McAfee on at least 2 devices that are compatible – laptops (Windows and MacOS), mobile phones, tablets (iOS and Android), and tablets –without paying a single penny.

Each device has a unique operating system, and CenturyLink Security by McAfee offers several security capabilities depending on the device it is protecting.

McAfee uses machine learning and a cloud-based global threat intelligence system (GTI) to quickly scan messages, files, and apps for malicious content like malware, viruses, spyware, ransomware, and more on your compatible devices.

The way that each device and operating system functions varies, therefore CenturyLink Security by McAfee offers several security features based on the device.


McAfee Protection for Desktop PC Mac

Blocks spyware, ransomware, viruses, and other threats. McAfee Real Protect with machine learning on Windows OS and McAfee Active Protection on Mac OS.

Vulnerability Scanner
Ensures that your computer software and other applications are up-to-date and not exposed to known unusual activities by scanning them.

By denying access to questionable activities, firewall protection helps prevent hackers and viruses from attacking your computer.

Warns you about phishing websites and attacks. On PCs, it also monitors hazardous websites accessed through social media, mail, and messages and warns users about them. It also blocks online phishing attacks that attempt to steal a user's private and sensitive data.

Safer Web Browsing
Avoids harmful websites and assists in preventing risky downloads. Shows colored icons to highlight which online search results will potentially contain spam, install dangerous code, or phish for a user's identity. Analyses each website and notifies users of any potential security problems by rating them.

McAfee® WebAdvisor
Blocks risky websites, checks to see if firewall and anti-virus protection is active, scans downloads, keeps track of passwords, and assists users in making wiser decisions while using the internet.

McAfee Protection for Mobile Android iOS

Real-time Protection
Check and safeguard your device's images, audio, and video files against malware, hackers, and other threats with a one-touch safety scan.

Identity Protection
Scans a Dark Web database for your personal data and notifies you if anything is discovered. You'll learn how to take protective measures if your personal data has been compromised.

Safer Web Browsing
You'll see a warning message before you click on a shady website. You have the option to view the page or safely exit it.

WiFi Analysis
Even when an app is closed, a background scan is performed anytime you join a Wi-Fi network to verify whether it is secure.

To Wrap It All Up

Well, there you go!

The process doesn’t seem so hard now does it? You don’t need to have an IT degree to install CenturyLink McAfee security. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and download the program by yourself or get in touch with CenturyLink customer service and find an extra helping hand.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is CenturyLink Antivirus free?

Yes. It comes included with CenturyLink internet plans at no extra charge.

How can I install CenturyLink Antivirus on my device?

Download and activate McAfee Antivirus program from the My CenturyLink app.

How many devices can I install the CenturyLink Antivirus on?

You can install and activate McAfee security on at least 2 compatible devices.