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Hotspot Shield 9.8.7

Protect your computer and enjoy unrestricted internet access when using wifi hotspots

Rating:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
License:
Freeware
Developer:
AnchorFree, Inc
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Security
Date Updated:
13 May 2020
Downloads To Date:
256658
Languages:
English
Download Size:
8.00 MB

Despite the name, Hotspot Shield can be used to protect both wired and wireless internet connections, and it has been designed to allow safe, secure internet access wherever you may be. From wireless hotspots in towns and cities, to making use of free internet connections in airports and hotels, there are risks associated with access the internet on the move. Hotspot Shield create a virtual private network which in turn helps to secure your internet connection and protect personal information from potential hackers.

Your IP address is kept private making it possible to browse the internet anonymously, but the key focus is on security. The program also has a number of other benefits. By acting as a proxy, Hotspot Shield makes it possible to access parts of the internet that might otherwise be blocked. Web sites that are restricted to visitors from particular countries can be accessed regardless of where you are

It is worth pointing out that during the installation of Hotspot Shield, various other programs and browser toolbars are offered as optional extras. These are not needed to use the program and can be safely ignored. Whether you are concerned about your privacy, or what to access limited international site, Hotspot Shield is worth checking out.

Verdict:

Hotspot Shield is packed with unnecessary extras, but hiding beneath the surface is a genuinely useful tool

Your Comments & Opinion

This is an extremely bad software to install in your PC or notebook
31 October 2012 15:33, Howard Mann
Even though this software appears to be highly rated by stupid online reviewers it is in fact an extremely bad and intrusive piece of software because it uses the Conduit push ad engine to bombard your browsers with all kinds of unsolicited and unwanted ads that you cannot get rid of. And it is also extremely difficult to erase, delete or otherwise banish the stealthy Conduit engine software that it installs without your knowledge or approval in your computer. Be very, very wary of this software. There are better free anonymous surfing softwares out there to choose from.
www.downloadcrew.co.uk reply:

Which is a reason why we only gave it a relatively low-average rating.

not worth the inconvenece of all the adds
16 October 2010 01:10, pilbarapete
well i down loaded it but it has one magor draw back all those never ending adds on top of the page they never end they tend to take over everything when you try to delete them dosnt always work and opens new pages to some sites that are not suitable for kids R rated when you setb up the down load and turn everything off you still get all those bloody adds not worth the free soft ware . pissing off value very high on the crap- o- meter
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