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Hotspot Shield Elite

CNET Editors' review

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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  • All versions:

    3.3 stars

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 11
  • Current version:

    4.3 stars

    out of 3 votes

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    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "crucial program"

    April 11, 2014  |   By MosheXdurskw

    Version: Hotspot Shield Elite 3.17

    Pros

    It's so easy to use and the interface is idiot-proof.See for your self.

    Cons

    None at all. I can't think any

    Summary

    Really good.One of the two programs I use daily, the other one is *********. , Honestly.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "VPN Service 2014-2015"

    April 7, 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Keeping a paid subscription"

    October 3, 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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