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® | macOS® | Android™ | iOS®

How does McAfee protect your identity?

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 perfect plan for you AND your family

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 the McAfee app on your PC

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

We’ve got your back

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

Your personal, private connection

Turn unsecure, public Wi-Fi networks into your own personal, secure connection.

Turns on automatically, when you need it

Connect in confidence, knowing that we’ll automatically turn on VPN if you’re on an unprotected network. You can also choose to keep your VPN on all the time, for an even safer online experience.

Get alerted 10 months sooner

If we detect that your data was stolen, you’ll be alerted up to an average of 10 months before our competitors, so you can take action before your data is used illegally.

Wherever, whenever you connect

With an active internet connection, it doesn’t matter if you’re on smartphone, laptop or tablet, at home or on-the-go. Get the same alerts and experience anywhere, so you can check, click, solve, and carry on.


These answers might help.

What is a VPN?

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.

Why do I need a VPN?

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.

When should I use a VPN?

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.

Will VPN work on my device?

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.

How many different VPN server locations do you offer?

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.

What is the difference between a paid and free VPN?

Free VPN products often still come at a price, ranging from bandwidth limits or ads to even malware.

Can I use Mcafee VPN on my mobile device?

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

Is it legal to use VPN?

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.

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