Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 646 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.941
  • Total Downloads:
    28,601,158
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 20, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61,716
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 1
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    • 1 star 17
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    2.9

    out of 646 votes

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1 stars

"I am not happy"

January 24, 2008  |  By jayant1948

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 0.941

Pros

Cannot connect. It says bandwidth exceeded. Pease help me to correct this problem.

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3 stars

"Good, but flawed. 2.5 stars."

January 23, 2008  |  By 04aarbel

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 0.941

Pros

This product actually does do what it says, and makes you anonymous online.

Cons

Ads. There is a way to stop the ads popping up (actually, possibly many ways). First way, have Firefox as your default browser, and then browse using Internet explorer (or maybe vice versa - this stops ad popups). OR, even better, I run zonealarm at the same time as hotspot shield and use fire fox as normal. So even though there are ways to bypass the ad problem and make the most of the shield, it's a problem that shouldn't even be there in the first place. :(

Also, it does seem to slow down your browsing speed.

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1 stars

"LAME"

January 17, 2008  |  By Introvert

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 0.941

Pros

Hotspot Shield is much better and FREE.

Cons: After reading the reviews on the GoTrusted Secure Tunnel software, I figured I would give Hotspot Shield a try...Hotspot Shield is unfair. You have to give credit card information for GoTrusted, but at least it works...So, as a user you want to download something that doesn't protect your information and have to watch stupid ads too?! Save your time and just download GoTrusted Secure Tunnel by GoTrusted--It's free to try, it actually works, there are no lame ads, and it does a better job at encrypting than Hotspot Shield does.

Cons

Hotspot Shield is much better and FREE.

Cons: After reading the reviews on the GoTrusted Secure Tunnel software, I figured I would give Hotspot Shield a try...Hotspot Shield is unfair. You have to give credit card information for GoTrusted, but at least it works...So, as a user you want to download something that doesn't protect your information and have to watch stupid ads too?! Save your time and just download GoTrusted Secure Tunnel by GoTrusted--It's free to try, it actually works, there are no lame ads, and it does a better job at encrypting than Hotspot Shield does.

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5 stars

"Cool Product! Helps secure my connection."

January 16, 2008  |  By davidsbusiness

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 0.941

Pros

Easy to use and useful when accesing Wi-Fi networks.

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2 stars

"Dissapointed By this Solution"

January 15, 2008  |  By Daddy95

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 0.941

Cons

I decided to try this product because it is free and GoTrusted Secure Tunnel required that I enter my credit card to try it out. I was very dissapointed. First of all, the ads are ridiculously annoting and they slow down your connection. Secondly, the bandwidth limits are terrible for anyone who needs a serious encryption tool. So I decided to test the software to see if it really encrypts the data, and it does, but URL's are sent in plain text. So if you don't care that others can see what websites you're going to, then maybe this program is ok for you, but I think I'll give GoTrusted a try instead.

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5 stars

"I Give 5/5 To This Great Tool !"

January 15, 2008  |  By nimapedramasl

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 0.941

Pros

1.Its Free 2.Gives you anonymous browsing which means there will be no geo-locked websites Anymore.3-it uses a secure SSL conenction which means a highly anonymous and secure conenction !

Cons

Its Ads,But they are not annoying that much ! and i accept those ads because maaan this software is free.you can NOT find any software like this on the earth for FREE . I AM SURE !

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5 stars

"Full Encryption"

January 15, 2008  |  By pb821140

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 0.941

Pros

Excellent resource for anonymizing your web browsing and getting around firewalls. To the people talking about "cleartext" going across the network -- this is not true. I'm a network administrator so I know a few things about how VPNs work. Since HotspotShield encrypts absolutely everything, even seemingly cleartext information cannot be snooped.

YMMV but it's completely free and does what it promises.

Cons

The ads are a little annoying but they're generally unobtrusive.

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1 stars

"ads ads ads"

January 14, 2008  |  By underoathpaco

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 0.941

Cons

we call things like this adware

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1 stars

"Sucks!"

January 14, 2008  |  By jonamor

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 0.941

Cons

JUNK-IT !!

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3 stars

"Crashed Firefox"

January 14, 2008  |  By SEA_AND_RES

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 0.941

Pros

It does encrypt your connection in all fairness and it has a pleasant interface similar that to BlueSocket which is what my school network uses anyhow.

Cons

It serves ads ont the top. It does have a close button to get rid of the ad but when you bring up another page, so does the ad. I guess they have to make money somehow.

Anywho, I brought up several pages to test it out and when I tried surfing hotmail.com, Firefox crashed immediately. I brought it up some other pages and it crashed again.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.941
Version 0.941 increases limit to 5GB per person.
General
Publisher AnchorFree
Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
Release Date December 20, 2007
Date Added December 20, 2007
Version 0.941
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 7.68MB
File Name HSS-3.42-install-hss-561-conduit.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,601,158
Downloads Last Week 61,716
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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