Yes you need to use the internet to activate your subscription with McAfee. You will need to enter a user name, password, and email address to establish your account. This way if you choose to uninstall your software for any reason they will have it in the records that you are a subscriber and by then logging in your online McAfee account you could download your software as often as needed to depending on the amount of your licenses available as long as your subscription has not expired. It has been so long since I had to do this I am writing this out of memory. If any questions you could contact McAfee Customer Service found at the top of this page under Useful Links.
Not exactly the answer you wanted but it is the only way i know of.
Tom, thanks for your reply. Have a good weekend., Sam
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