McAfee Safe Connect VPN Review

McAfee Safe Connect VPN is a U.S-based company, not ideal for privacy reasons. But can it redeem itself?

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
7.5 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Based in the U.S: That means that the U.S government could legally force McAfee Safe Connect VPN to give over customer information under Five Eyes jurisdiction.
  • Logs IP addresses and web activity: Not to be a Negative Nancy, but McAfee Safe Connect VPN has one of the worst data-logging policies we’ve ever seen.
  • Kill switch on Windows only: If McAfee Safe Connect VPN disconnected on our iOS or Android phones, our ISP would have been able to clearly see what we were doing online.

Bottom Line

With dynamic IP addresses that change every time you connect, McAfee Safe Connect VPN will make you nearly impossible to trace online.
Citations
  1. McAfee. (2020). About McAfee.
    mcafee.com/enterprise/en-us/about.html

  2. Hashed Out. (2019). How strong is 256-bit Encryption?
    thesslstore.com/blog/what-is-256-bit-encryption/