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You should only have to click on the Download link for the file that you want to download. When your browser asks you what to do with the downloaded file, select “Save” (your browser’s wording may vary) and pick an appropriate folder.

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If that doesn’t work for some reason, on Windows you can click the link with the second mouse button (right click) to get the pop-up menu and select “Save Target As…” (again, the wording may vary).

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McAfee updates:

  1. Select the file according to your McAfee AV version
  2. Create a temporary directory on your hard disk. A New Folder on your desktop is fine.
  3. Download the XDAT file to the temporary directory from our website.
  4. Double-click the XDAT file to start the update.
  5. Follow the instructions in the wizard panels.