McAfee Security: Privacy & VPN 4+

Mobile Protection & Wifi Scan

McAfee, LLC.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Navigating online security can be challenging. McAfee Security offers free features to help safeguard your identity and privacy in every online interaction.

McAfee+ security app offers all-in-one online protection to safeguard your privacy, identity, and devices.

Secure your identity and enjoy comprehensive online protection with McAfee Security. Benefit from features like Personal Data & Online Account Cleanup, Scam Protection, and Transaction Monitoring. Stay safe online with Secure VPN, Identity Monitoring, and Safe Browsing. Receive breach alerts and ensure the safety of your devices and personal information.

McAfee Security provides simultaneous protection for smartphones, tablets, Macs, and PCs, offering robust privacy features for basic online protection. Experience bank-grade Wi-Fi VPN encryption, monitor personal accounts for breaches, and navigate the web confidently, safeguarding your online life.

Stay protected and private with McAfee, the most trusted name in online and mobile security.


▪ Keep personal data and locations private with bank-grade Wi-Fi VPN encryption
▪ Defend your mobile devices against unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots
▪ Connect to different countries and change your location & IP address

▪ Scan and monitor online personal data for security breaches
▪ Receive alerts and secure your info quickly with our protection tips
▪ Monitor up to 10 email addresses, ID numbers, passport numbers, bank cards & more

▪ Protect yourself from financial fraud and stay on top of all your financial transactions
▪ Monitor your credit to keep track of changes to your credit score and catch unauthorized activity

▪ Block malicious websites automatically so you can browse safely
▪ Safe browsing alerts protect you from phishing and leaking personal info

▪ Protects your personal information and reduces the amount of data collected on all your social accounts

▪ Scans your SMS text messages for risky URLs and alerts you if a scam is detected

▪ Receive alerts when connecting to an unsecured Wi-Fi network or hotspot
▪ Wi-Fi scan analyzes networks for security and ensures a safer online connection

▪ Find out if your personal data has been collected by data brokers and remove it from sites

▪ Enhances online security by scanning your email, evaluating account risks, and facilitating data deletion, reducing data exposure risk


McAfee Security - Free
▪ Single device protection
▪ Wi-Fi Scan
▪ Identity Scan
▪ System Scan

McAfee Basic Protection
▪ Single device protection
▪ Secure VPN*
▪ Basic Identity Monitoring*
▪ Wi-Fi Scan
▪ Safe Browsing
▪ System Scan
▪ Scam Protection

McAfee+ Advanced:
▪ Unlimited device protection
▪ Secure VPN*
▪ Identity Monitoring*
▪ Wi-Fi Scan
▪ Safe Browsing
▪ Social Privacy Manager
▪ System Scan
▪ Scam Protection
▪ Online Account Cleanup
▪ Personal Data Cleanup
▪ Transaction Monitoring
▪ Credit Monitoring
▪ ID Restoration
▪ Security Freeze
▪ 24/7 online security experts

*Not all features are available for all devices or locations. See System Requirements for additional information.

Privacy Policy:
You can view our privacy policy and terms at

To provide you with the best possible experience, McAfee Security requires iOS 15 and above. You are encouraged to update your device to the latest version to receive timely security updates, maximum protection, and enhanced performance.

McAfee and the McAfee logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of McAfee LLC or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Copyright © 2024 McAfee LLC.

What’s New

Version 8.5.1

Our latest improvements deliver stronger protection and refined experiences to make your online security safer and easier.
• McAfee Scam Protection uses smart AI to alert you if it detects a dangerous link in your text messages—we can even block risky sites if you accidentally click.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
175.4K Ratings

175.4K Ratings

jbabyvalentino ,

Great app! Issues with Apple CarPlay/VPN. Help?

Great app, but I am experiencing issues. I have an iPhone 11 and have the latest version of iOS installed. I am having issues with the McAfee VPN/Web Guard and my Apple CarPlay radio. While everything works fine with the radio (connected via USB), I cannot use Siri if the VPN/Web Guard feature is on. It is extremely inconvenient to have to turn on and turn off the VPN. Especially when I enter a public place where I have previously connected to WiFi and my phone auto-connects to the WiFi connection. An example of my main issue would be something like this: I am driving in my vehicle and I decide to use Siri with the voice control button in my 2020 Kia. I say, “Please call Dad.” Siri will show on my CarPlay radio that it is trying to process my request and then states that, “Siri requires an internet connection.” I am using my Sprint 4G data the entire time while I am driving and the VPN is on. If I turn it off, no problems. I enjoy this app and I am paying $9.99 monthly for it. I would hate to search for other alternatives. Could you please tell me if you know anyways I can resolve this issue? And if not, could McAfee possibly look into fixing this? I’ve searched online and I have seen that many others are experiencing the same problem. Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for reaching out. We would like to get more information about the issue you have mentioned. Please check and download if any updates available for the McAfee app. If you are still noticing the same behavior, contact us at anytime. We are more than happy to assist.

Katintransit ,

Protection needs some fine tuning

This is a great app to have, since I am always on the internet, and using my Bluetooth headphones for study. The only issue I have is that this app can stop protecting at any given time of the day. If I have safe web and WiFi protection on, they should stay on. I shouldn't have to go back into the app to check and see if both are green. It has become a bit daunting to keep having to go back and check and see if my app is still
Protecting me when I had already checked the boxes to do so. This app can throw itself out of protecting you, leaving you unprotected for a period of time until you go back and check. I think you need to fix that bug. If we click on each feature to protect us, it should stay that way all day, unless we go in and uncheck it ourselves.
Yesterday I had my Bluetooth, and I had all the protection on, and when I went back to check my Bluetooth, someone had come onto my Bluetooth as another device, trying to get access. That is not supposed to happen if I'm protected. When I went back
To the app, which was protecting me prior, it had shut my protection off. Please fix this bug. Other than that complaint it's a good app, but it needs fine tuning. Thank you

Developer Response ,

Hi. We are sorry for any trouble you've had with the app. Kindly make sure the VPN profile is turned ON for McAfee App (Open the phone settings > go to General > select Profile > and turn on McAfee Security). If you still notice the same behavior, contact our support team at We will work together to figure out the problem. Thanks!

Moncho_25 ,

Extremely disappointed PLUS


The developers response is completely outdated and inconsistent with an Apple 13, running on iOS 16. In addition, the send log function from within the app is useless as it always comes back as undeliverable.

The app crashes all the time and log me off. When attempting to log back in, it shows that there is no internet connection. Never mind I am on cellular service, the app is set to work on cell service data, and it is the very ONLY app not connecting to the internet over cell service. I have pictures! The VPN has to be constantly watched like a hawk to ensure is actually turned ON even when it set to be ON. In numerous occasions, I noticed the VPN is OFF when it was set to be ON. When the VPN is ON, it makes the internet experience an slow and sometimes impossible to browse. Most of the times, the webpages would not come up at all. Another annoying and really inconvenient issue is that the VPN would not work when trying to connect to the internet with my iPad using my iPhone hotspot. It simply would not let my iPad connect to my iPhone hotspot. The app should make the security features easier to work. They should work the VPN issues and get rid of Safe Browsing! This app needs serious work. Frankly, I am about to go back to Norton. I never, ever had any issues with Norton. The one time I am giving McAfee a try, it is disappointing me to n-th degree.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry for the inconvenience. We recommend reaching out to our support team. They will be able to help and escalate your concern as appropriate. You can find the regional contact info at Thanks!

App Privacy

The developer, McAfee, LLC., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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