Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi

Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    509,338
  • Date Added:
    September 16, 2014
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    679
  • Operating Systems:
    Android 2.1/2.2/2.3 - 2.3.2/2.3.3 - 2.3.7/4.0

Editors' Note: The Download Now link directs you to the product page in Google Play. The application can directly be downloaded and installed on the registered Android device from your PC, or you can download it from Google Play on your Android device.

Editors' Review

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Hotspot Shield VPN for Android secures your Wi-Fi connection with HTTPS encryption, grants you access to Web sites that in your region may be blocked by a firewall, and enables you to browse the Web privately. It's the most popular app of its kind and for good reason -- it works as intended and runs unobtrusively in the background, requiring minimal configuration.

Pros

Effective: Hotspot Shield VPN for Android's encryption, private browsing, and virtual location work effectively with just one tap, bringing you peace of mind when you're connecting to the Web using public Wi-Fi networks, which by their nature are insecure.

Useful: Grants you access to restricted Web sites like Facebook or YouTube, which you may not be able to access from work or certain countries.

Net Stats feature: By showing you in real time how much data other apps upload and download, it can help you reduce your data plan expenses.

Cons

Fullscreen video ads: The free version will constantly nag you with fullscreen, voiced-over video ads.

Bottom Line

With its efficiency and straightforwardness, Hotspot Shield VPN for Android proves to be an essential security app that you should definitely try, especially if you travel a lot and frequently connect to public Wi-Fi networks. While the free version works fine, you may want to upgrade to the Elite version to get rid of the ads, be able to change your virtual location, and get multiplatform support, so you can use the app with other devices and computers.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "big question"

    February 23, 2014   |   By Ali3h

    Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for Android 1.3

    Pros

    I don't know why ?!
    but it doesn't work
    I installed it on HTC HD2

    Cons

    I open the app and I tap on "Protect your connection" but it doesn't turn on and this is a big question for me because one of my friends who has installed this app like this and said it works great
    but I don't know why it doesn't work on my device

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  • 4 stars

    "Works as advertised"

    November 27, 2012   |   By GehovaGyra

    Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for Android 0.5.20

    Pros

    Install and set up was easy.
    My tests show that it really is securing my Wifi signal.
    Sort of idiot proof with little user input available.
    No problems making telephone calls with Skype.
    Only took maybe 5 seconds to connect to the VPN the 3 times I tried it.

    Cons

    Slows down the internet connection somewhat while browsing.
    I had to turn off image compression to load and use the youtube app.
    Needs a little more user settings, the image compression defaults to medium every time I turn protection off and back on.

    Summary

    I like the added security and will use the product on free mode for now. I would like to know more about this VPN and if someone in the back room has access to my online activities.

    Using this while connected to a 4G hotspot router via wifi, Android 2.3.4 and cheap Net10 LG phone.

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  • 1 stars

    "I used it on HTC EVO 3D both on wifi and usb tether."

    November 27, 2012   |   By ALPHAPK1

    Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for Android 0.5.20

    Pros

    works after the first install and works fine if you dont close it or restart your andriod phone

    Cons

    Does not connect at all, take several minutes just to show that it is unable to connect with random errors

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.2.5
    Auto Shield, the easiest way to protect you when you need it most. Auto Shield automatically turns on protection under unsecured Wi-Fi, and unblocks certain geo-restricted sites. No need to turn on and off every time.
    General
    Publisher AnchorFree
    Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
    Release Date June 25, 2014
    Date Added September 16, 2014
    Version 2.2.5
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Privacy Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Android 2.2, Android, Android 2.1, Android 2.3.3 - Android 2.3.7, Android 2.3 - Android 2.3.2, Android 4.0
    Additional Requirements Android 2.x and 4.x
    Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name details
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 509,338
    Downloads Last Week 679
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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