What is McAfee Virus Protection Pledge?

From the moment you subscribe, we’re here to help keep your devices virus-free with our multi-layered protection. We want you to know that you can browse, bank and shop online safely with the knowledge that you have one of the best security services in the world protecting your digital life.

Our Virus Protection Pledge (VPP) is subject to and governed by the Virus Protection Pledge Terms & Conditions and the Intel Security License Agreement.

To qualify for VPP and its virus removal and refund features, you must be enrolled in our auto-renewal service and meet the requirements set forth in the Full Terms. Below is a summary of the key terms:

  1. VPP is only valid for qualifying products, supported devices and specified languages and countries, as set out in our System Requirements.
  2. Your subscription must be actively enrolled in automatic renewal (turned on) and your account must have a valid credit card, debit card, or other payment mechanism on file. If you opt out of auto-renewal, you will not be entitled to VPP and its free virus removal service and refund features.
  3. To be eligible for the VPP virus removal service and qualify for a refund in the event we cannot remove a virus, you must have a McAfee anti-virus product installed and active on the qualifying device prior to the infection of the virus.
  4. Standalone services and products which do not include AV Protection, such as McAfee WebAdvisor or True Key by Intel Security, are not covered. Additionally, this Pledge does not apply to small business or enterprise products and services.
  1. A high speed internet connection is required to perform the virus removal service.
  2. Eligibility ends when your paid subscription ends.
  3. You must purchase, renew, or upgrade your subscription directly from McAfee.com; or if you have purchased the subscription from a retailer, valid, current proof of purchase is required. Our refund will be a full refund of the actual price paid for the current subscription term.
  4. Applicable law or regulation(s) of the country in which you reside may limit or alter the availability or scope of the Pledge.

THIS REFUND DOES NOT APPLY TO, AND WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY A VIRUS OR OTHER MALWARE.

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Virus Protection Pledge – Terms & Conditions

Date Last Updated: Aug 02, 2016

If we are unable to remove a virus or other malware from your Qualifying Device protected by our Anti-Virus Software, you are entitled to obtain a refund (the “Pledge”) as described in these Virus Protection Pledge Terms & Conditions (these “Pledge Terms”). These Pledge Terms are subject to and governed by the Intel Security License Agreement available on our website which is hereby incorporated by reference. All refunds are expressly conditioned upon your agreement to the Intel Security License Agreement and these Pledge Terms.

  1. Refund Eligibility
    In order to be eligible for a refund, you must meet the following conditions:
    1. The Pledge only applies to qualifying device(s) that meet the System Requirements specified in the Intel Security License Agreement (each a “Qualifying Device”). Additionally, a high speed internet connection is required.
    2. You must have a McAfee anti-virus product installed and active on the qualifying device which is covered by the Pledge (“Anti-Virus Software”) prior to the infection of the virus. The Anti-Virus Software covered by the Pledge are listed in the System Requirements. The Pledge does not apply to standalone services and products which do not include virus protection, such as: McAfee WebAdvisor, True Key by Intel Security, Intel Security Battery Optimizer, TechMaster PC-Tune Up, McAfee Mobile Security for iPhone and iPad, and McAfee Mobile Security for Android.
    3. Only paid, active subscriptions to Anti-Virus Software are eligible for a refund under the Pledge. Your eligibility for a refund under the Pledge expires upon expiration or termination of the subscription to the Anti-Virus Software.
    4. The Pledge is only valid in the languages and countries we support, as set out in the Virus Protection Pledge entry in the System Requirements. As of the Date Last Updated, this includes: English, in Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, United Kingdom & United States.
    5. The Pledge does not apply to trial subscriptions or free software.
    6. You must purchase, renew, or upgrade your subscription directly from McAfee.com; or if you have purchased the subscription from a retailer, valid, current proof of purchase is required.
    7. Your subscription to Anti-Virus Software must be actively enrolled in automatic renewal. Your account must have a valid credit card, debit card, or other payment mechanism on file with us, and your automatic renewal settings must be turned on. If you opt out of autorenewal, you will not be entitled to the virus removal service or entitled to receive a refund.
    8. Applicable law or regulation(s) of the country in which the Qualifying Device is located may limit or alter the availability or scope of the Pledge.
  2. Exclusions

    Intel Security is not responsible for, and the refund DOES NOT apply to any loss or damage(s) incurred as a result of viruses. This Pledge applies solely to Intel Security’s efforts to remove viruses from a Qualifying Device running Anti-Virus Software. It does not apply to other attacks, security breaches, threats, or damages resulting therefrom. For example, the Pledge will not cover losses or damage resulting from malware or viruses that (i) delete or destroy your data; (ii) modify your files; or (iii) encrypt files on your drive (such as ransomware that uses asymmetric encryption). The only way for you to protect yourself from these types of attacks is frequent back-ups of your data to another device or location. Additionally, this Pledge does not apply to small business or enterprise products and services.

  3. Services

    Intel Security shall provide the virus removal services as set forth in the Virus Removal Service Terms of Service which is hereby incorporated by reference.

  4. Refund

    Annual or Monthly Anti-Virus Software Subscriptions. If you purchased an annual or monthly subscription to Anti-Virus Software, our refund will be a full refund of the actual price paid for the specific Anti-Virus Software subscription in the current subscription term (monthly or annual as purchased).


    Multi-Year Anti-Virus Software Subscriptions. If you purchased a multi-year subscription to Anti-Virus Software for a lump sum price, our refund will be a refund of the actual price paid for the specific Anti-Virus Software subscription.


    Bundled Subscriptions. If you purchased the subscription to Anti-Virus Software as part of a bundle of products/services, your refund will be the price of the Anti-Virus Software as posted on our website, not to exceed the total price paid for that bundle.


    For all subscription types, any savings, rebates, refunds, shipping, handling, and taxes are not refundable, except in states or jurisdictions where shipping and taxes are refundable.

  5. Redemption and requesting a Refund

    The process you must follow to redeem the pledge and request a refund is available here.

  6. Disclaimer

    While Intel Security will make commercially reasonable efforts to remove a virus from your Qualifying Device running Anti-Virus Software, you understand and agree it is possible that a virus may not be removable, and Intel Security does not guarantee that it will remove all viruses from your device(s). To the extent permitted by applicable law, Intel Security will have no liability for loss of or recovery of data, service, or loss of use of systems(s) or networks arising out of the Pledge or any act or omission, including negligence, by Intel Security and/or its representatives. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Intel Security reserves the right to refuse, suspend or terminate the Pledge in its sole discretion. The Pledge is not transferable.

  7. Questions

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns about these Terms, please contact us at: Support.