Identity protection and privacy for your digital life

Your protection includes:

$1M Identity theft coverage

Protection Score

Expert identity theft support

Identity monitoring

Lost wallet protection

Unlimited secure VPN

Personal data cleanup

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How does McAfee protect your identity and privacy?

Identity theft protection

Keep your personal information safe with early alerts if your information is found on the dark web, $1M identity theft coverage, and hands-on help in case you ever need it.

Personal Data Cleanup

Find out which websites are collecting and selling your personal data and remove it.

Unlimited VPN

VPN that turns on automatically for public Wi-Fi, protecting your privacy. Also includes unlimited bandwidth for up to 5 devices.

Identity monitoring and restoration

Always-on Identity monitoring alerts you up to 10 months earlier than similar services to help keep your personal info safe.

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We've got your back

Guided, personalized online protection that makes being safe simple, wherever you are.

Protection Score
Protection Score checks the health of your online protection and provides simple instructions to improve your security. Knowing how safe you are is the first step toward a safer life online—what's your Protection Score?

The steps you take before and after a data breach are crucial to keeping the risk of identity theft low. We’ll help guide you to the best choices for prevention and keep you in the know in case action is needed. 

Simply enter your name, date of birth, and home address and we’ll scan it across the 40+ riskiest data broker sites. We’ll show you where your personal data was found, and what they have, then guide you on how to remove it, or we can remove it for you with selected plans.

Get alerts up to 10 months before our competitors if we detect that your info was stolen, so you can take action before your data is used illegally.


Simple steps to better protection


Proactive, guided protection


Remove your personal info from broker sites


Get alerted 10 months or sooner


All the confidence you need

You do you and we’ll protect the rest with our purchase and protection guarantees. And if you have any questions, our security experts are available 24/7 to help.

Our virus protection

We pledge to remove viruses on your devices or give you your money back, 100% guaranteed.**

30-day money back guarantee

If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll be more than happy to give you a prompt and courteous refund.

24/7 online security

Get friendly, around-the-clock assistance from an expert on our dedicated security team.


These answers might help.

Identity theft refers to the unauthorized use of an individual's personally identifiable information (PII), such as name, social security number, bank information, and other sensitive information that can compromise a person’s privacy, security, and financial assets.

You can protect yourself against identity theft by securing your personal information -- online and offline. Make sure to engage in best practices such as using strong passwords, protecting your devices with updated security software, monitoring your bank transactions, securing your personal documents, and minimizing the amount of information you share online. ​

For proactive protection, McAfee® can actively monitor your sensitive information and give step-by-step guidance when you need it the most.

Begin by analyzing the situation and reviewing the compromised information. Then, notify the relevant authorities, such as your bank, coverage agency, a local police station, or a national cybercrime complaint center. While the relevant authorities are helping you with the case, check and secure your financial accounts, devices, and proof of identity. ​

Select McAfee plans include identity theft coverage to cover up to $1,000,000 of qualifying losses, and hands-on restoration support to help you reclaim your identity. Identity theft coverage not available to McAfee Security for T-Mobile subscribers in the State of NY or Puerto Rico due to regulatory compliance.

The most common form of identity theft is financial identity theft, which refers to any type of theft when someone uses another individual’s information for financial gain. Some examples are New Account Fraud, Account Takeover Fraud, Business Identity Theft, and Tax-Related Identity Theft.

You must report identify theft to the FTC at https://www.identitytheft.gov/#/assistant or 1-877-438-4338. Prepare your personal identity documents such as ID cards or SSN to verify your name, utility bill/mortgage statement for address verification, along with bank or credit card statements to show where fraudulent transactions took place. The identify theft report proves to businesses that your identity has been stolen.

You can access and manage your identity protection on protection.mcafee.com. 

How did McAfee choose which 40+ data broker sites to monitor?
We selected the sites that we think pose the most privacy threats by looking at a number of criteria, including how prominent they are online, how much data they have in their database, the types of information they collect, and if a site is a data source for other people search sites. While no one can ever be completely immune from privacy and identity risks, knowing where your personal data is being collected and sold is a step in the right direction to reclaiming your privacy online.

How often does McAfee scan for my data on these sites?
We’ll automatically scan for your data every three months if you are enrolled in a plan that supports full-service removal.

How long does it take for McAfee to remove my data?
The time it takes to remove your personal data will vary based on the site. Most will remove your personal data within two weeks, while some can take up to 45 days. For plans that include full-service removal, we’ll reach out to the sites on your behalf, and follow up with them to make sure that your data gets taken down. When it’s all done, we’ll let you know via email and here in your McAfee Protection Center.

Can I request the sites to remove my data by myself?
Yes, you certainly can. However, the process of manually reaching out to each individual people search site is time consuming – you might just find yourself with a new weekend job. You may even have to provide them with more of your info before they will remove profiles about you. McAfee’s Personal Data Cleanup can do this for you.

What does a security freeze do?​
A security freeze stops companies from looking at your credit profile, which halts the application process for loans, credit cards, utilities, new bank accounts and more until the freeze is lifted.​

When should I freeze my credit?​​

A credit freeze protects unauthorized access to your credit report. By freezing your credit proactively, fraudsters can’t open new accounts in your name, even if they have your personal info. A credit freeze has no impact to your credit score. Just remember to unlock or unfreeze your credit information prior to any credit applications.

Credit and bank freezes should be lifted when:

  • Applying for a loan
  • Applying for a credit card
  • Purchasing an item with financing, like a large appliance, car, or house
  • Refinancing your mortgage

Utility freezes should be lifted when:

  • Changing your phone, TV or internet service provider
  • Moving to a different address

Just use the same provided links, sign into your account and follow the instructions to remove a freeze.​

Should I freeze my credit with all 3 major credit bureaus?​
Yes. Creditors may use different bureaus to access your info. Freezing one leaves the other two open to inquiries.​

Will a security freeze prevent identity theft?​
Not all identity theft can be prevented. Freezes can greatly mitigate financial damage by preventing unauthorized accounts from being opened in your name. ​​

Will a security freeze affect my credit score?​​​
No. A security freeze simply stops creditors from looking at your credit files. Your score will not be affected.​​