McAfee Antivirus keeps on providing amazing features that can protect us and our files from harm. If you are a new McAfee user or haven’t used McAfee since June 2019, then here’s a new addition for you. VPN is a safe and secure way to let in the trusted devices and stop the un-trusted ones. Hackers develop several hacks in a day that can harm your device by way of spyware, theft, or through Wi-Fi. One has to make sure they aren’t the ones to be the new victim of these online threats. Through VPN, safety is assured.
Also, when you are already using all the other features of McAfee to protect your device, why not try this one? The security of internet connection and safety with devices is now available in all of the McAfee products. If you still do not see it on your features, you can do thorough research or contact the McAfee support group for the insight.
The VPN feature acts as a shield to your device or devices against cybercriminals. It provides bank-grade encryption and promotes private browsing to protect your online activities. It hides your IP address to save you from debit/credit card thefts and various other cybercriminals.
VPN allows you to add trusted devices and networks. Above, all, any McAfee product does not enable VPN if you are already using the trusted devices.
So, let’s see how to activate VPN in McAfee products for Safe Browsing.
Before enjoying the benefit of such a useful feature, you need to turn your auto-renewal on. This is because a VPN only works if the auto-renewal option is on.
To turn the auto-renewal on,
- Open your McAfee product, and in the Home section you will see “Stay safe on Public Wi-Fi.” Click on Get Started.
- The product will display the VPN feature, click on Let’s go.
- It will take you to mcafee.com to turn the auto-renewal on.
- Log in and turn on the Auto-renewal. Make sure your payment details are correct, if not, then add or revise the details, and click Save.
To turn the VPN on,
Open your McAfee product again, and click on Browse Safely with VPN section. Here you can turn the VPN on and off as per your wish.
Otherwise, right-click on the McAfee tool in your taskbar, and select Turn On VPN.
In both cases, your VPN feature will be On. You will also see a notification that the VPN is connected or disconnected.
After turning the VPN on, your browsing data will be safe and the location will be hidden.
Now, let’s see how to use VPN in McAfee products.
You are already aware of the advantages of using a VPN. Here’s one more. You can virtually select the location of your choice. For example, if you need to search for something that is exclusive for the UK, then you can do it by using a VPN. You only need to select the location and your search engine and network will do the rest.
- Open the McAfee product in your device.
- Click on Browse Safely with VPN.
- While the VPN is turned on, in the Connection Status, select the virtual location you’d like to browse.
- Click Setting, to customize the way VPN works.
There you decide when you require VPN protection. Also, you can add trusted networks and manage the devices that use a VPN.
After changing the virtual location, your search engine will automatically access from that location instead of your current one. The VPN also encrypts the data traveling through it. After turning off the VPN, you will again be able to access it from the original location.
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