Surf online without any risks
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is the net technology used to extend private networks across a public one. HotSpot Shield is the most famous VPN with 150 million downloads around the world, helping to create a safe connection between your device and the HotSpot Shield server in North America. Your connection will appear to be American and you can access to any website banned in your country, even pages such as Hulu or Pandora.
HotSpot Shield is highly recommended for any device frequently connected to public WIFI hotspots. The software is provided in two versions: Elite, with 24/7 support and the completely free one, which comes with advertising. On the official website there is a blog to keep you up-to-date on the last Internet threats and various tips for protection on any operating system that you use.
How to use
HotSpot Shield is really easy to download, use and install. Just click and wait for the icon to turn green. That will means that the connection is active and safe. From then on, all HTTP traffic will move to the HTTPS safe protocol, creating a new IP address and protecting your data information from intermediary users or fake internet WIFI connections.
HotSpot Shield is thoroughly recommended for any device frequently connected to public WIFI hotspots
To activate or deactivate the software, just click on the icon and it will turn red. HotSpot Shield has an option to check all your connection information, data transfer and everything related with it. Just be aware that this software is not an antivirus. HotSpot Shield will protect you from connection intruders but it will not block any malware from your web surfing activities - the program just creates a private connection.
This is a highly recommended software for all users who are constantly connected to open internet hotspots and who want to keep some privacy in their web browsing. It works fine with any supporting devices even though it needs to be polished up a little on the design front. The toolbar can be more than annoying most of the time and the freeware version has way too much advertising. The Elite version is not expensive and will keep you safe from hackers.
Hotspot Shield 5.4.11 Features
This is the latest version of the product. Check the latest features here:
- Able to open banned websites in your country
- Keeps web browsing anonymous and hides your IP address
- Extra security for WIFI connections
- Malware alert
- Enhance net surfing thanks to web compression
- Virtual Location and 24/7 Support with the Elite version
For more information about HotSpot Shield before downloading the software, please check the developer’s website .
Before downloading HotSpot Shield, please check that your computer fits the following system requirements:
- Operating System: Windows XP (or higher)
- Processor: Pentium III 700 Mhz
- RAM: at least 128 MB
- Hard Drive space: 7.16 MB of free space
For mobile devices check the software has iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android 2.x and 4.x support.