Hotspot Shield for Mac

Hotspot Shield for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 79 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.19
  • Total Downloads:
    1,975,570
  • Date Added:
    February 10, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,880
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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Hotspot Shield for Mac gives you the ability to surf the Internet securely, even when you're connected to public Wi-Fi networks. You can turn on or off your protection at any time, and you can see clearly what the app is doing to protect you through its straightforward interface.

Pros

Flexible plans: Depending on how much you think you'll use the Hotspot Shield, you can pick a payment option that fits your needs. For example, you can purchase a whole year of unlimited coverage for $29.95, one month's worth of service for $4.99, or 20 passes for $10. On the left side of the interface, you'll see how much time or how many passes you have left, and an option to purchase more. And you do get a few days to try out the program before you have to commit to buying any time.

Quick walk-through: While this app doesn't have an overly complicated interface, it is nice to get a little tour. And that's exactly what the program provides with a quick tutorial that highlights different aspects of the display to explain each in a bit more detail.

Cons

Interference: This program can interfere with your ability to log on to certain sites because of the way it masks your IP address. In fact, using Gmail can be a bit of a hassle, because the random locations Hotspot Shield shows you logging in from trigger Gmail's built-in security features, so you may get blocked from logging in and receive messages about unauthorized attempts to access your account.

Bottom Line

If you often log on to the Internet using public Wi-Fi networks, this app can be a good investment. It works as intended, and it shows you exactly what threats it's blocked and how much data is going in and out of your computer while it's turned on. Just be aware that you may have issues accessing some of your key sites.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Best app for getting secure browsing"

September 28, 2014  |  By rafaybutt

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 3.19

Pros

Secure Browsing
Free US ip address automatically
Easy to use
Easy to install
Get access on all the blocked website.

Cons

no cons in my view.

Summary

I love it because it help us for safe and secure browsing at any public place as well as now the app of hotspot shield is available on Mac & Windows Android and IOS therefore now we can get this app according to our requirement. If anyone want to get for android then visit this link. http://******/1ti8XE0

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1 stars

"Sad State of Affairs"

August 22, 2014  |  By Leigh_Lundin

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 3.19

Pros

For years, it used to be great, working silently in the background.

Cons

Opens frames and advert windows that are impossible to get rid of. It's become so annoying, I'm going to take my chances without it. Very sad.

Summary

A once great product has become virus-like adware. I regret to say that for the first time in years I'll go without the product. As soon as I finish writing this? assuming another ad doesn't crop up? I'm removing it from my system.

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2 stars

"Injects ads everywhere"

June 16, 2014  |  By ri4d3n

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 3.19

Pros

Easy installation and setup

Cons

Injects nearly everywhere new ads which doesn't belong to the website!

Summary

The software itself injects ads (overlay and side ads) to nearly every website you're visiting!!!

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1 stars

"Almost Malware"

May 13, 2014  |  By Waimport

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 3.19

Pros

Unknown at this time.

Cons

It installed automatically, then kept a large commercial on my screen. It could not be closed (red dot grayed out). It could not be stopped with "Force Quit" as it didn't show up there. It could not be uninstalled until I chose to go to their website, click that I wanted the free version, then pause it, then close it, then Remove the file.

Summary

Only malware is harder to remove.

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5 stars

"Got it now IT works Great"

April 04, 2014  |  By johnkagu

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 3.19

Pros

Easy to install
No configuration after installing
Got to watch Hulu for the first time

Cons

The FireFox got slow when hotspot was on
They put you to buy the Elite version but for the way it works i just may buy it.

Summary

Great I has tried may options but this works so easy. Unless they change its the VPN you need.
It was worth going through all the sites and the various downloads to get this One piece of Gold.

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5 stars

""it is what it is" aristotle. good job 90%"

February 25, 2014  |  By cantuburyofkent

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 3.19

Pros

fast, secure, works well, does not crash

Cons

little slow to strat, sometimes it hangs up my connection speed

Summary

its good i bought the premium pkg and now with "man in the middle" hacking on apple i am happy. no protection is complete, even quantum encryption but this is good and it is responsive.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.19
Product improvements
General
Publisher AnchorFree
Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
Release Date February 10, 2014
Date Added February 10, 2014
Version 3.19
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.11MB
File Name HSS-3.19-553.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,975,570
Downloads Last Week 2,880
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Free, ad supported
Price Free

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