Hotspot Shield Elite

Hotspot Shield Elite

Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 39 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.88
  • Total Downloads:
    2,396,642
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 27, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled after 7 days); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,508
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"Two clicks for a virtual IP in the States!"

March 09, 2013  |  By missy-maggie

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 2.88

Pros

I travel a lot and love to stream American TV shows wherever I go. Having Hotspot Shield ('HSS' hereafter) is a dream come true.

The updated version is very easy to use. Absolutely love it.

Reliable and stable. Does not randomly disconnect itself until you manually do so.

Cons

I use the free version, obviously there's a slight problem with ads. Silver lining is that these ads are not blinking or anything. So for me it's still alright.

Some sites may not be accessible when HSS is on. Though to be honest, I've been using it for 2 years or so and only experienced that once.

Another issue is that it will slow down your internet speed, just a little bit.

Summary

The updated version works like a charm, more user-friendly than ever. I recommended HSS to all my friends who need to travel to China for business, they all love it! I personally do not feel the need to upgrade to Elite, however that's because of my tolerance to ads. From my experience, HSS is reliable and practical. Highly recommended!

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1 stars

"#1 in Privacy Software, ****"

March 06, 2013  |  By Tenn-Wiskey

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 2.88

Pros

NOTHING !!!

Cons

C/NET Download.com is a sellout they rated this jokeware as #1 in Privacy Software. I like all these fake reviews all 5 stars a red flag there. I paid for this crap the proxy DOES NOT WORK I tested it said my location was in California I went to ip2location.com it showed my real location some privacy. Next I went to a website I knew it would be blocked it was by Hotspot Shield Elite but I had the option of entering the website anyway why would I want that option if the website is blocked by Hotspot Shield Elite what a joke. The Description for this junk is a lie I totally tested it out my question is where is the protection? If you want to waste $29.95 just take $30.00 a lighter and burn it. After a long,long,long fight with AnchorFree I finally got a full refund they had one excuse after another try this try that bla,bla,bla. If this jokeware works 100% for you as described in the Publisher's Description reply to this review.

Summary

Jokeware waste of money didn't work 100% as described in the Publisher's Description. Takes forever to get your money back. I'm not a computer tech or anything I had a computer for 14 years so I know how this junk should work but I would call this one of the worst apps of 2013. Hotspot Shield Elite version 2.88

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5 stars

"Easy to use privacy"

March 05, 2013  |  By Klintwood

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 2.88

Pros

Very easy to use, Its cheap to go Elite (removes the advertisement and ads other benefits) Protects against potentially malicious sites (atleast the elite version does, unsure about the free version). doesnt slow down your normal internet speed noticably.

Cons

You may be blocked from sites detecting proxies while hotspot shield is activated.

Summary

All in all:
A very cheap, efficient and safe program. I recommend going Elite if you like the free version.

Updated on Mar 5, 2013

For people who never used it before i recommend using the free version to test it out. Dont buy the pig in the sack until you got the pig out and had a good look at it. I also wanna add that ive been using the elite version almost a year now, and only had some minor problem with it not recognizing my elite status for a few days after a reinstall of of my computer (it works perfectly now though). As for the ip locations you can choose either UK, Australia or the US.

Updated on Mar 7, 2013

Laugh all you like. Ponder this... if i was paid to write a bunch of text why would i even recommend the free version first? thats almost like saying. I recommend you to download a illegal copy before buying the actuall product (with in most cases i would). exept in this case its not an illegal copy. How many other reviews have you ever seen me write?... none most likely, that is becuse i wrote this single one out of my own free will becouse I think its a good product. you may dissagree, and thats all up to you. but yeah like i first said, laugh and think all you want. you tried the program and you made your own opinion? good!. You should NOT just take everything everyone says as the complete truth. With is the reason i say "try the free version first".

Updated on Mar 7, 2013

Laugh all you like. Ponder this... if i was paid to write a bunch of text why would i even recommend the free version first? thats almost like saying. I recommend you to download a illegal copy before buying the actuall product (with in most cases i would). exept in this case its not an illegal copy. How many other reviews have you ever seen me write?... none most likely, that is becuse i wrote this single one out of my own free will becouse I think its a good product. you may dissagree, and thats all up to you. but yeah like i first said, laugh and think all you want. you tried the program and you made your own opinion? good!. You should NOT just take everything everyone says as the complete truth. With is the reason i say "try the free version first".

Updated on Mar 7, 2013

I came to think of one more thing... If you accuse me of being some companys paid of lackey... i could accuse you to be paid of to write bad reviews... OR i also accuse you of just being a person who doesnt like people hiding their ips and therefore you write bad reviews on product who offer such services ;) (Im not, im just making a point a here).

Updated on Mar 7, 2013

I came to think of one more thing... If you accuse me of being some companys paid of lackey... i could accuse you to be paid of to write bad reviews... OR i also accuse you of just being a person who doesnt like people hiding their ips and therefore you write bad reviews on product who offer such services ;) (Im not, im just making a point a here).

Updated on Mar 7, 2013

Edit: why in the world did my comments end up in the wrong review?

Updated on Mar 7, 2013

Last thing i post, some actual hard proof it works (atleast for me).
Screenshots from when i do ip lookups. Keep in mind i live in sweden not UK.

http://imgur.com/fbWBhWR

http://imgur.co/gSJ3xW3,y1PptDf,pBeVpyz,7uXty3H

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5 stars

"Good product. Frequently use."

March 05, 2013  |  By Tsiperovich

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 2.88

Pros

Bypasses national firewall

Cons

I use the free version.

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5 stars

"nice though"

March 04, 2013  |  By nuhashhimu

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 2.88

Pros

sometimes IP addresses are blocked from websites

Cons

i love this thanks

Summary

every time it's given me new help me lots i really appreciate

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5 stars

"cool product"

March 04, 2013  |  By the_lexx

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 2.88

Pros

helps to be anonymous

Cons

sometimes IP addresses are blocked from websites

Summary

love this.

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5 stars

"elite version as no adds and couldnt be easier to run"

March 03, 2013  |  By tjv

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 2.88

Pros

type your new ip into trace route using something like sam spade
and it replies NO IP EXISTS

Great Stuff

Cons

upgrade to elite version not specific enough for dummies like me, took me a while to figure it out

Summary

great software cheap and cheerful , just what i wanted. now im invisible, and i can have a virtual ip in UK USA or Australia great stuff

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.88
Version 2.88 features Windows 8 performance improvements and maintenance.
General
Publisher AnchorFree
Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
Release Date February 26, 2013
Date Added February 27, 2013
Version 2.88
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.51MB
File Name HSS-4.15.2-install-plain-701-plain.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,396,642
Downloads Last Week 4,508
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled after 7 days
Price $29.95

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