You can pay a subscription and have the trial made permanent. As long as you keep the same product ie not get Internet security when you have AV plus no uninstall is required. Customer service is people you need to discuss this with as they handle account and activation queries.
Thanks for responding.
I was pretty sure I can pay for a subscription online at the McAfee site (EXPENSIVE!!).
My real question is can I buy a boxed identical McAfee (ie Antivirus Plus) version and enter needed info from the boxed store purchase into the already installed Antivirus Plus.
OK, I'll check with Customer Service, seems like an arduous path just to find out answer to this simple question.
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Tony & others who might be helped by my Question:
I just talked to tech support on phone.
I was told I need to first uninstall the trial (when it expires, of course), then reinstall the boxed version.
Really, ....that's too complicated.
One should be able to enter a license key from the boxed store purchase without need to uninstall the identical trial version.
I'm seriously thinking that if I have to uninstall the trial, why not just install the free Microsoft AV?
McAfee should make this a simple process to retain folks like me who already have the trial installed.
When uninstalling, it's extremely important you follow the special uninstall instructions, here,...
BTW, Antivirus Plus is on sale at OfficeMax for $20 this week only, versus McAfee online price of $60.
They are correct as your trial is tied to the supplier of the trial ie dell /acer etc. If you renew via them you would not get the uninstall path I feel though as you said teh cost is more than teh box.
Really uninstalling easy you just follow
ie uninstall via the add/remove programs in windows or win 7 equivalent then run MCPR removal tool. You then reboot and run
and then load the Cd and follow the instructions.
Once installed you then activate it and use your account for future installs.
Many thanks, I think I understand it better with your explaination.
I can follow your instructions when the trial expires.
The price difference between boxed from some places and subscription renewal sucks we mods have been complaining re this for ages,however, provided you get a legit version (current version) you can get cheaper software than renewnig subscriptions boxed.