It's probably a 1 year license provided by Dell and I would imagine it's a rather old version so probably not protecting too well. What happens when you right-click the taskbar icon and select Verify subscription or Go to my account?
Can you open the SecurityCenter and click About (or Navigation > About) and post what that says please?
If I click verify subscription I get a message saying that they cannot verify the subscription (I assume this is because it hasn't been activated yet)
When I click view my account I get ; Not activated 15 days activate by 24/10/2013
When I click about I get
McAfee Security Center
Last Updte 01/03/2012
McAfee Virus Scan
Last Update 09/10/2013
DAT version 6331.0000
DAT creation date 29/04/2011
Boot DAT version 6265.0000
Boot DAT creation date 22/02/2011
Engine Version 5400.1158
Theres some other stuff in the about but I don't really feel like typing it all out right now
I think Customer Service should know better than I regarding this issue: see the link under Useful Links at the top of this page.
Or contact Dell toi see if they have a more recent version or see if you can log in on their account page: https://us.mcafee.com/root/login.asp?affid=105
alright thanks anyway.
Do you have any idea what happens after the 15 days to activate the trial runs out?
The software stops updating and you should uninstall it.
but it still works? Just an older version?
It works after a fashion but isn't really protecting you so is risky at best and dangerous at worst to keep around after that date.