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The McAfee Total Protection military discount is available for active duty, guard, and reserve servicemembers of both the United States and Canada.
Military family members, veterans, and retirees are also eligible. You can access the McAfee military discount discount by clicking this link or the button below.
If you have an Apple Macbook or Google Chromebook, chances are you do not need a virus scanner. However, for the rest of us out there using Microsoft Windows, it is essential you protect your PC or laptop from ransomware, viruses, malware, spyware, and unwanted programs.
McAfee Military Discount
McAfee is offering a 2 year special military discount to US and Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, retirees, and their families: 67% off their McAfee Total Protection software suite that you can install on up to 10 devices. That's coverage for your laptop, PC, cell phone, tablet, and all of your family's other devices.
The McAfee Total Protection software normally costs $119.99 for 1 year.
At 67% off, you can pick up the whole package and cover all your devices for only $29.99 for 1 years.
The deal comes standard with a 100% guarantee of all viruses removed from your computer or your money back. You also get 24×7 free tech support over the phone or online to help you clean up your computer and secure your digital life.
Another great feature of the McAfee products is the password management tool. This tool stores your passwords for you in an encrypted files. That makes it much easier to remember all the passwords you have to manage to run your life online.
McAfee Free for DOD Servicemembers and Civilians
There is also a McAfee Home Use Program, similar to the Microsoft Office military discount, that allows US servicemembers and civilian government employees of the DOD access to McAfee Anti-Virus software on their home computer for free. Contractors are not eligible.
The McAfee military home use program was reactivated in March 2020 in response to increased teleworking due to the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic.
The program offers a free, one year subscription to McAfee Internet Security, for both Macs and PCs. Here's the 4 step process to getting your free McAfee Internet Security software:
You must go to the McAfee DOD website through the correct link for PC or MAC and enter the code as described below.
|PC||www.mcafee.com/windows/dod||DIS41FBC06||March 22, 2021|
|MAC||www.mcafee.com/mac/dod||DIS75F9D61||March 22, 2021|
McAfee Home Use Program for Military and DOD (codes good until March 22, 2021):
- If you have a PC, go to the McAfee DOD PC website enter the company code DIS41FBC06 and your DOD government email address. NOT your personal email address.
- If you have a Mac, go to the McAfee DOD MAC website enter the company code DIS75F9D61 and enter your .mil email address.
- Click “Get Email”
- You will receive an email from McAfee with your unique license key and a download link for the software.
That's it! This is an easy way to help secure your computer from all the nasty stuff floating around on the web.
Please let me know if you have any questions. If you successfully used either of the above McAfee military discount programs, let us know in the comments!
McAfee Military Discount FAQ
Yes, McAfee is free for military as of March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased teleworking by DOD military and civilian employees. You can download a Mac or PC version of McAfee and get a license code emailed to your work email address. You can find out how to get the free military McAfee version on my site or on DISA.
The US military or Department of Defense uses McAfee antivirus for their home users and on the standard desktops and laptops.
The easiest way to get McAfee free for military users is to go to mcafee.com/windows/dod if you have a PC or mcafee.com/mac/dod if you have a Mac. For PC enter the code DIS41FBC06 and for Mac enter DIS75F9D61. Enter your .mil official government email address and download the software on your home computer. You will enter the unique code emailed to your .mil email.
Yes, probably. If you couple with a strong anti-malware, Windows Defender is probably good enough.