Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi for Android

Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi for Android

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    528,494
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 12, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    830
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:

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's free Android app protects your privacy, identity, and device by intercepting and routing Wi-Fi network activity through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) of servers. It can intercept all network activity or allow trusted sites, networks, and hotspots. Important capabilities include start on boot, network notification, and sleep mode.

Pros

Full and Smart Protection: Full Protection intercepts all network traffic. Smart Protection allows selected sites like Google, Facebook, and YouTube and trusted networks and hotspots. It's easy to add or remove sites and networks to the Selected Sites list.

Network activities: All your device's network activities are captured and displayed in an easy-to-browse list.

Help file: Hotspot Shield's Help file is more extensive than those in many Windows programs. It explains everything about the app, including VPNs, proxies, and security.

Cons

Not untraceable: VPNs like Hotspot Shield mask your online activity but not your phone service, and your calls and other activity can still be traced in the usual ways.

Pop-up ads: The irregular appearance of fullscreen ads is a minor annoyance that ends with an Elite subscription.

Bottom Line

Hotspot Shield secures your Android device from growing threats to your privacy and data from Wi-Fi networks and public hotspots. The free version meets most users' needs, and affordable subscriptions are available for users who need more bandwidth or features.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Awesome vpn for unblocking content"

March 05, 2015  |  By alwaysanonymous

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

Use their virtual locations to gain access to content restricted in certain countries. I'm currently using the app to watch the Cricket World Cup. I can't live stream from US for free without Hotspot Shield.

Cons

none yet...

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5 stars

"Allows me to see all the internet uncensored"

March 04, 2015  |  By Geeria3

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

Easy (one main on/off button)
It just works
Cheap

Cons

Ads if you don't pay (fair enough though)

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5 stars

"Great app for people who travel!"

March 04, 2015  |  By Dinidani

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

It allows me to get cheaper flights, listen at Pandora and watch Netflix when I am abroad for traveling!

Cons

Sometimes it slows down my connection

Summary

if you travel and you want to access the usual websites/apps you use at home, this app is great! Plus if you switch your ip location you can also find cheapest rates for flights... best thing ever for who loves traveling as me!

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4 stars

"Works as advertised"

March 04, 2015  |  By mroberte81

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

Allows me to watch shows when I'm traveling or get to sites that are censored in various countries.

Cons

It can be slow depending on connection sometimes, not really the products fault, but more so my internet connection. Also it was confusing at first to know if I was signed in or not, saying I was a free member when I wasn't. They should make this more clear for new users.

Summary

Overall, the product seems to keep getting better with each release and allows people to access the internet how it should - open and free!

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5 stars

"One of my favorite apps"

March 04, 2015  |  By Kiaroo

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

Use it every time I connect to public wifi.... that is to say a lot. Now I feel totally secure when checking my fav sites while on the go. It's crazy how easy it is now to steal someone's data on unsecured wifi networks so with this app, my worries are gone! I also use it to prevent any entities from tracking me online.
Also it can be very useful when you have to travel outside US. Inside the app I was able to select a US ip address while being abroad so I could access my US Netflix account ;)

Cons

I upgraded to the Elite version to get rid of ads though it's not a big deal as the paid version cost me barely nothing (about $30 bucks).

Summary

Great and cheap app to keep your data private and access geo-blocked sites.

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5 stars

"Works great on my Galaxy 4"

March 04, 2015  |  By fenerbahces

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

- Easy to setup and get started
- Smart mode that turns on automatically when connected to unsecure WiFi

Cons

- There are ads but it's free

Summary

Best privacy and security I've found on Android so far

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.1
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 January 12, 2015
Version 3.1.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android 2.2, Android 2.3.3 - Android 2.3.7, Android 2.3 - Android 2.3.2, Android 4.0, Android 2.1, Android
Additional Requirements Android 2.x and 4.x
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name details
Popularity
Total Downloads 528,494
Downloads Last Week 830
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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