As one of the easiest VPNs to set up and use, Hotspot Shield Elite safeguards your online identity and information without any glitches. It’s nice in a pinch, but it’s not nearly as powerful when compared to some other premium options available. Its simplicity might win the day for you, though.
Though Hotspot Shield Elite lets you download and surf without a bandwidth cap, you are limited to seven days before you have to pay. There is a wholly free version, but it’s riddled with ads. Once you’ve registered with Hotspot Shield, protecting your surfing only requires one click and no complicated setup. The program drops an icon into your browser’s URL so you always know whether or not it’s on. Though it encrypts your surfing, if you try to download a torrent it may throttle your connection. All other downloads will be encrypted, though. The download will use all of the speed of your current connection to load pages, download, and upload. There are no file-sharing capabilities that come with this VPN.
Storage and file-sharing are usually the bread and butter of a VPN. However, if you don’t need these features, Hotspot Shield Elite is okay. It protects your privacy and does it with all of the speed you’re used to.
Unblock YouTube, unblock Facebook, unblock Twitter or any sites at school, the library or your office with Hotspot Shield VPN. You can bypass filters and firewalls set by your network administrator to gain access to your favorite content anytime and anywhere you want.
Anonymous surfing – Because of privacy and security concerns, you may want to browse the Web anonymously. Hotspot Shield Free VPN creates an encrypted tunnel between your computer and our servers to let you conduct your online activities (visit the websites you want, make online transactions, download files) anonymously, without being tracked and spied upon.
With over 250 million downloads, Hotspot Shield is the world’s most popular Virtual Private Network (VPN) that allows you to access blocked websites and services online, secures your browsing session, protects you from hackers and WiFi snoopers on public WiFi networks, makes you anonymous and untraceable on the Web and detects and blocks malicious websites.
With Hotspot Shield, you can:
Unblock blocked websites and content in your country
Get access to geo-restricted service including Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and BBC
Become anonymous and untraceable online
Unblock blocked sites at school and work networks
Get protected from hackers and snoopers on public WiFi networks
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Version 3.37 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.