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Hotspot Shield Elite

$29.95
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 40 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,575,437
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 15, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled after 7 days); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    12.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,449
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Hotspot Shield Elite 2.90.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Elite support is terrible"

July 01, 2016  |  By lkojio

2016-07-01 09:24:27  |  By lkojio

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 5.2.1

Pros

I was able to watch some things.

Cons

I was unable to log in. Support instructed me to download a 3rd party program called iObit, which not only did not get rid of Hotspot Shield, but also added a bunch of other unwanted stuff to my machine, which I also cannot get rid of.

Summary

Support is worse than useless for this product. The first few attempts at resolving the problem elicited only canned responses and after their "solution" messed up my laptop, they stopped responding at all.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.2.1
Version 5.2.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher AnchorFree
Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
Release Date December 28, 2015
Date Added March 15, 2016
Version 5.2.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.81MB
File Name HSS-5.2.1-install-plain-771-plain.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,575,437
Downloads Last Week 2,449
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled after 7 days
Price $29.95

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