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Protect your online privacy whenever, wherever with VPN​

Confidently browse, bank, and shop online. Protect your personal data and credit card info with McAfee Secure VPN—smart VPN that automatically turns on when you need it.

Windows® | Android™ | iOS®

How does McAfee protect your privacy?

Bank-grade encryption​

​Your data is protected using the same technology that banks use

Automatic protection​

VPN turns on for you on unsecure networks​

Browse confidently​

Stay anonymous and secure from advertisers and prying eyes

Fast and easy-to-use​

Connection speeds that keep up with you

Pick a plan that’s just right for you


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Privacy + SECURITY

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  • Award-winning antivirus

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Additional security features
  • 5 devices
  • Firewall
  • File shredder
  • Web protection

Privacy + SECURITY + Identity

  • VPN (5 licenses, unlimited)
  • Award-winning antivirus
  • Identity protection
  • Family safety

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Additional security features
  • Unlimited devices
  • Firewall
  • File shredder
  • Web protection
Additional identity features
  • Up to $1M ID theft insurance
  • Assisted ID restoration
  • Password manager
  • Dark web monitoring

How to setup Secure VPN for your Windows PC

Your VPN is available in your McAfee Windows app. Here’s how to turn it on:

Open McAfee app on your PC

Click on McAfee shield icon. Or search for McAfee in your desktop/device search toolbar.

Click on the “Secure VPN” tile

You can find the Secure VPN tile on the right side of your screen.

Toggle “On” to activate VPN

Click on the toggle button to turn “On” the VPN. It’s located in the “Virtual Private Network” panel.

Access “Settings” for more

Click on the “Settings” located next to “Connection Settings” to view your VPN and protection results.


All the confidence you need

Your online protection includes following benefits:

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.

Much like a firewall protects the data on your computer, a VPN (Virtual Private Network) protects your activity by encrypting (or scrambling) your data when you connect to the internet from a remote or public location so you can hide your IP address and online activity.

While convenient, connecting to public Wi-Fi can expose your sensitive data such as your physical location, banking account credentials and credit card information to prying eyes. McAfee Secure VPN uses AES 256-bit encryption to keep your browsing information private – encryption strong enough to even safeguard banks. Keep your online habits protected at home and on-the-go and minimize exposure of your personal data no matter how you connect online.

We recommend using a VPN when you’re connecting to untrusted, public Wi-Fi networks such as at airports, cafés, and hotels. Using a VPN to protect your personal data is especially important if you plan on making any purchases or financial transactions while connected. With McAfee Secure VPN, we can help turn on VPN automatically on these unsecure networks so you can browse in confidence.

Our Secure VPN works on most devices and operating systems. See system requirements for detailed information about VPN availability and whether it's right for you.

You can connect to almost 50 different countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States. 

Free VPN products often still come at a price, ranging from bandwidth limits or ads to even malware. Read more about the differences here. 

Yes, McAfee VPN is compatible with Android and iOS devices. For more information, visit our system requirements.

It's legal to use a VPN in most countries, including the U.S., however: Anything that's illegal without a VPN remains illegal when using one (e.g. torrenting copyrighted material). VPNs are banned by a few countries including China, Russia, Iraq and North Korea.

This information isn’t intended to be legal advice and is available for general informational purposes only.

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