McAfee Identity Theft Protection Review 2022

Identity protection from a reputable antivirus company

By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
8.6 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Lacks credit monitoring: McAfee doesn't monitor credit scores or credit reports, which is an important identity theft protection feature.
  • Auto-renewal is needed: By default, McAfee monitors only email addresses found on the dark web. To activate other types of monitoring, such as Social Security number and health ID monitoring, you need to sign up for auto-renewal.
  • Customer support: McAfee's customer support is trained to respond to antivirus-related queries, making it a bit more difficult to get more information about identity protection.

Bottom Line

McAfee backs up its identity theft protection with comprehensive device and network protection. It is a solid mid-tier service, but there are still some things lacking, such as credit monitoring.
Citations
  1. Symantec. (2019). ISTR Internet Security Threat Report. docs.broadcom.com/doc/istr-24-2019-en

  2. Javelin. (2022). 2017 Identity Fraud: Securing the Connected Life. https://www.javelinstrategy.com/research/2017-identity-fraud-securing-connected-life

  3. NBC San Diego. (2021). What Happens After Your Identity is Stolen?. https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/investigations/nbc-7-responds/what-happens-after-your-identity-is-stolen/2615148/