Expat Shield

Expat Shield

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 89 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.43
  • Total Downloads:
    610,319
  • Date Added:
    June 18, 2010
  • File Size:
    6.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,736
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 19 votes

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  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 89 votes

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    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 29
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1 stars

"Absolute rubbish."

October 03, 2014  |  By Valdis Vilks

 |  Version: Expat Shield 2.25

Pros

NONE. Waste of time.

Cons

1 Day trial for free.

Summary

Typical SW trap. OS registry polluted as a result of installation.
Editor's Choice???

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1 stars

"Was a great product, now it's not"

September 20, 2013  |  By leeds46

 |  Version: Expat Shield 2.25

Pros

Good secure VPN

Cons

It's no longer free if you want to access sites like BBC iplayer, a paywall appears and you need to pay $4.99 a month for hotspotshield elite. And hotspotshield elite is always "on" even when you don't want it to be,so things that don't work through a VPN, like torrents and satellite TV remote viewing, don't work. I had to uninstall elite to restore my sanity.

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2 stars

"Stop working for free. Went to pay wall to pay $4.99"

September 13, 2013  |  By lnvharris

 |  Version: Expat Shield 2.25

Pros

Worked great for years. Until now. They want you to pay to go to the UK BBC I-player page.

Cons

Now it comes up saying you need to pay $4.99 or buy it for a year.

Summary

I need to find another download that will let you watch UK programs.

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2 stars

"Was great... past tense"

September 13, 2013  |  By PaulBinCT

 |  Version: Expat Shield 2.25

Pros

Worked well in the past... apparently no longer

Cons

Used it at least a few times a week to access BBC iPlayer, which I gather was a big piece of their market. But today I get redirected to a paywall where they insist I buy an "Elite" version. Really a shame, I was happy to accept the ads for a good free product.

RIP

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4 stars

"Can watch UK on demand TV"

September 02, 2013  |  By pnjnewell

 |  Version: Expat Shield 2.25

Pros

I can watch UK on demand TV

Cons

None that I can think of

Summary

Does what I want it to do

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2 stars

"Incompatible with Windows 8"

August 09, 2013  |  By agogohome

 |  Version: Expat Shield 2.25

Pros

Worked well with Windows 7, but it will not install on Windows 8 machines

Cons

Good speed - sometimes, but not always.
Messy to disconnect - just closing the browser is not enough.
Amateurish appearance and interface, which needs improving

Summary

Good software, spoilt because it hasn't been updated to run on Windows 8

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2 stars

"Good Speed but the Embedded Ads is Annoying"

June 04, 2013  |  By szsjq

 |  Version: Expat Shield 2.25

Pros

Good Speed. Not sure how that software achieved it but the upload speed tested on speedtest.net seems to be faster than the upper limit of my internet.

Cons

The Embedded Ads is very Annoying.

Summary

Went with OpenVPN and Vpnbook eventually due to the Annoying ads.

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1 stars

"seriously awful"

June 02, 2013  |  By thebig1_2013

 |  Version: Expat Shield 2.25

Pros

allows access to iplayer sometimes

Cons

plagues you with adverts and other spam
hijacks your browser
introduces popups
unusable as intended

Summary

not worth the trouble and difficult to remove

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5 stars

"For FREE allows me to stream uk tv abroad"

April 11, 2013  |  By jim_m123

 |  Version: Expat Shield 2.25

Pros

Free
Allows me to stream uk television whilst abroad
Gives the same picture and audio as a paid for VPN

Cons

there's ads. a banner ad at the top of the current page and everyonce in a while a new full page ad pops up. it's free though so i can deal with it

Summary

Excellent product. yes there's ADS, which are annoying, but it's a free product so there has to be some cost.
i recommend this product. fully deserving of 4.5 stars as it does what it says it does and....ITS FREE!!!

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3 stars

"Used to be great, until I upgraded to Windows 8..."

April 03, 2013  |  By 16bitmick

 |  Version: Expat Shield 2.25

Pros

Lets you watch BBC iPlayer
Free
Does what it says it does.

Cons

Ads
OMG, ADS
It will not go away until you make it (still worth it)
Not compatible with Windows 8 :(

Summary

I am super bummed that I can't use this anymore with Windows 8. I guess I will just have to find another proxy server that gives me a UK IP... You guys dropped the ball and lost someone. Windows 8 isn't BRAND NEW. You have had time.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher AnchorFree
Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
Release Date June 01, 2010
Date Added June 18, 2010
Version 1.43
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.67MB
File Name HSS-2.25-install-anchorfree-232-expatshield.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 610,319
Downloads Last Week 2,736
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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