McAfee Antivirus Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
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Unlike many other antivirus companies, McAfee hasn’t had any data breaches in the past, which contributed to its high score. However, the company lost points for its privacy policy. McAfee collects a great deal of data about its users, including their demographic information, photos, and videos, information about web searches, geolocations, and more. In addition, the company shares this information with third parties and only residents of California can have it deleted. On the plus side, McAfee encrypts this data and protects accounts with authentication methods to prevent unauthorized access.


In Transit Yes
At rest? Yes
All network communications and capabilities? Yes

Security Updates

Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates? No
Product available to use during updates? No


Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes
Multi-Factor authentication? Yes

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities?
Bug bounty program? No

Privacy Policy

Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Name, email address, mailing address, phone number, payment information, account credentials, products purchased, interests, demographic information, photographs and videos, biometric data like fingerprints or voice prints, social media login information, information of products looked at or searched for, IP address, devices, applications, networks, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, Bluetooth device IDs, mobile device ID, mobile advertising identifiers, Internet browser type and language, geo-location information, operating system, Internet service provider, when you use products, crash logs and network usage.
What data they don’t log n/a
Can you delete your data? Yes for California residents
Third-party sharing policies Shares information with third parties.


Log camera device/ app footage n/a
Log microphone device/ app n/a
Location tracking device/ app n/a

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? Yes, Safe Family lets parents set parental controls, block websites or apps, let screen time limits and track children’s locations

Company History

Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past? No
Did they do anything to fix it? n/a

Additional Security Features

Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.? n/a