Hotspot Shield Elite

Hotspot Shield Elite

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 35 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.53
File Size:
8.42MB
Date Added:
May 24, 2012
Price:
Free to try (1-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
2,056,996
Downloads Last Week:
16,699
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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star: 16
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 11
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  • 3 stars

    "Works great if you have a fast WiFi connection."

    May 11, 2014   |   By oldhippie1955

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 3.37

    Pros

    It does what it's supposed to do, protect you on unsecured WiFi internet connections.

    Cons

    It really slowed down my internet connection by half. I have a 15MB connection and it slowed it down to 7MB, but it was still fairly fast and usable. If your internet connection is slow to begin with, turning on Hotspot Shield makes it so slow you can't use it as I recently experienced at a motel.

    Also the automatic subscription renewal is on by default. I had to contact customer support to find out how to cancel it and it was very difficult to find where it was, I had to go to a different website and log in to cancel automatic renewal. They almost have it hidden so you can't cancel automatic renewal easily.

    Summary

    Works great on fast WiFi internet connections but practically unusable with slow internet connections.

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  • 5 stars

    "VPN Service 2014-2015"

    April 07, 2014   |   By jtrance2013

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 3.17

    Pros

    The only way that you are going to be able to experience success over a prolonged period of time in the business world would be always being open minded to the possibility of changing what you are doing. If you make the mistake of continuing to rely on the solutions that you have used in the past, you may be holding yourself back from making much needed improvements. When this happens, you are limits in terms of how you compete with other operations on the market.

    Cons

    When this happens, you are limits in terms of how you compete with other operations on the market. It is important for you to stay informed about the latest technology on the market and how it can be useful to your operation. Also, you may want to learn about how other businesses are using it in order to enhance what they are able to offer to their customers in the market today.

    Summary

    When you have more vpn service reviews to look through, it becomes a lot easier to value the ones that are most meaningful to your business. In addition to offering you additional security on a daily basis, you are going to enjoy the flexibility that comes along with giving your employees access to this technology. Every person that is working for you would be able to access the network from wherever they may be at the moment, this means that work would get done faster. Also, there are no more worries about missing deadlines when someone that you are paying for a job is on the road traveling. Instead, they would be able to work from a remote location and hand in any of the documents that you have asked them to complete. Very often, our operations are crippled by what we make available to the people that we choose to employ. If you know that you have been holding back your company from achieving more, the time is now to commit to doing things differently than you have in the past. Reading the best vpn service review would be a great way to give yourself insight about how each provider is going to function. While this helps to get rid of the anxiety, it would also allow you to save some money.

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  • 3 stars

    "Keeping a paid subscription"

    October 03, 2013   |   By Willy248

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 3.17

    Pros

    Good VPN. Pretty good speed.

    Cons

    Hard to maintain paid subscription. Hard to renew. They need a different fee collector. It was so hard to renew my subscription that I just quit trying.
    Re-installation to Elite status is hard as well.
    Someone speculated they won't take PO Boxes in place of street addresses because the NSA wants an exact location. Wow.

    Summary

    Go with the free, if you can handle the ads. Good luck getting your money accepted for the Elite.

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  • 5 stars

    "Upgraded to Elite with no regrets"

    September 20, 2013   |   By kumaras1978

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 3.09

    Pros

    I've been using the free version for a little over a year. I've been so hesitant on upgrading because I don't really buy software, however, this is worth my every dollar. Being the frugal person that I am, i was able to catch this half off deal so I got Elite for pretty cheap :D! The BIG difference between free and Elite is that there are no ads. Another reason why I upgraded was because of the extra malware protection that Elite had.

    Cons

    I wish the free version had same features as Elite

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  • 5 stars

    "Great for traveling ab"

    September 05, 2013   |   By ukr729

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 3.09

    Pros

    Hotspot Shield was especially appreciated on our trip to Europe. My baby would not fall asleep without Pandora Nature radio and ability to have Netflix cartoons did let poor parents get some peace! Thank you, Hotspost Shield for making things happened:)

    Cons

    Wish there were more countries option to choose from for Elite

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  • 5 stars

    "im protected."

    August 20, 2013   |   By JBmorris1

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 3.09

    Pros

    My Data Got protected

    Cons

    Not sure if trustworthy

    Summary



    Updated on Aug 20, 2013

    my rating was suppost to be 4.5

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  • 5 stars

    "Fast, stable connection."

    July 06, 2013   |   By swanjame

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 3.09

    Pros

    I have had the free version for awhile and took the opportunity to upgrade to elite. Both versions connect quickly and usually stay connected. There is good indication/notification of a disconnect.

    Cons

    The installation and upgrade processes are sometimes too much trial-and-error. Once you are done it is solid.

    Summary

    Both the free and the elite version are good.

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  • 5 stars

    "new and improved vpn"

    July 03, 2013   |   By Ben_Anil

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 3.09

    Pros

    good price for a vpn. if you're the frugal type, the free version isn't so bad.

    Cons

    had no problems with the old version, so i'm sure i won't run into any problems with the new version

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  • 1 stars

    "ABYSMAL...."

    June 26, 2013   |   By smendlovitz

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 2.90

    Pros

    NONE.... ..

    Cons

    WILL NOT CONNECT.... NEVER DID.... NEVER WILL....

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  • 5 stars

    "Affordable VPN software"

    June 05, 2013   |   By urbanette120

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 2.90

    Pros

    What's not to love? Secures your computer and protects your computer from all types of malware. The free version only protects you from some malware sites. Paid version is worth it to get that extra protection.

    Cons

    There aren't any.

    Summary

    I think Hotspot Shield is underrated...it's a really good affordable VPN. I wasn't a big fan of the ads in the free version, so paying made it worth it. Plus theres just other benefits for Elite that the free version doesn't have.

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