Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 646 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.10
  • Total Downloads:
    28,601,158
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 22, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61,716
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    2.2

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 15
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 646 votes

    • 5 star 193
    • 4 star 102
    • 3 star 61
    • 2 star 56
    • 1 star 234
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1 stars

"64 bit windows vista error"

June 01, 2009  |  By diamonddave103

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 1.10

Pros

vista 64 bit

Cons

vista 64 bit

Summary

vista 64 bit

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5 stars

"the best one"

May 14, 2009  |  By Red1991Dragon

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 1.10

Pros

very speed

Cons

the ads are too much

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1 stars

"Crash Blue Screen BSOD"

April 10, 2009  |  By _compudoctor

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 1.10

Pros

don't install, period.

Cons

BSOD Blue Screen of Death

Summary

Had to restore my computer after install, BSOD code 0xD1 HssDrv

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time..."

February 19, 2009  |  By RichardRoma

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 1.10

Pros

Never got it to work for Hulu on a couple different computers with sufficient bandwidth. Just got a sufficient headache.

Cons

Doesn't work very well.

Summary

Would save your time on installing this as you may just as well uninstall it as I did.

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1 stars

"Loads intrusive banner ads, don't download"

February 15, 2009  |  By Aaron1701A

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 1.10

Pros

It works, does what it says on the download site.

Cons

Gave me lots of irritating animated banner ads and sent me running to Annoyances.org, though not before sending my blood pressure through the roof. I would NOT recommend this program to anyone.

Summary

Although Hotspot Shield performs as promised, it loads tons of banner ads without indication or permission. It took hours for me to figure out what was causing these ads as my firewall and antivirus programs detected nothing at all. This program nearly led me to erase my hard drive because I thought my computer had contracted some kind of unremoveable trojan. Hotspot Shield can burn in hell; I would rather have someone trying to sneak on my connection than have shifty ads pushed in my face 24/7. This program is no "shield." It simply gives a user the option of trading one big annoyance for another, "out of the frying pan and into the fire" so to speak.

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1 stars

"The new update"

February 07, 2009  |  By enigmaneo

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 1.10

Pros

Was good for watching TV back home in the states.

Cons

Don't install this, especially if you have Vista. It worked for months for me. They just released an update without asking your permission that tears Vista apart.
I even uninstalled it and I'm still having the problem.

Summary

It's very useful but not worth the hassle. Hopefully I can get my computer fixed.

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1 stars

"DO NOT INSTALL"

February 05, 2009  |  By Dodger_nzl

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 1.10

Pros

none, do not install this software

Cons

HSSDRV.SYS = BSOD

Summary

the hssdrv.sys driver makes windows vista VERY unstable.

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1 stars

"killed my pc!! (for a while) .. bsod"

February 05, 2009  |  By negroamaro

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 1.10

Pros

proxy & non intrusive ads (OK)

Cons

:: corrupts system
:: replaces lan drivers

Summary

I've been using this program for a while...and was quite happy..until today.
Connecting with it . it auto-updated (w/out confirmation nor notification) and corrupted my ethernet drvs & sys... I kept getting BSOD's on every browser launch, till I had to delete (after some research) hssdrv.sys, and this totally broke my pc's I-net connectivity!
A REAL disaster! Beware! some people will probably go get their pc "fixed" for such problems.

My solution: (as said below by "stillsleeping" on February 3, 2009 )
go to control panel >Internet and network>network connections>lan connections, then in general Properties. unclick hotspot shield helper driver

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1 stars

"Blue screen of death!"

February 05, 2009  |  By gp1138

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 1.10

Pros

It worked for a while, but even then it was only good at streaming video content 20% of the time.

Cons

There must have been a problem with the most recent version of the program because soon after the update, I was getting blue screens every time I went online.

Summary

Because I wanted to avoid reinstalling Windows and losing all of my programs (some would have been difficult to replace), I've shut down my network card and I'm using an ethernet to USB dongle. Although this is not the most elegant fix, at least I can put off reinstalling Windows for now.

Do not download this program, it's not worth the risk of getting blue screens. If you do decide to download this, make sure you have windows backup turned on before hand.
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1 stars

"Terrible software!"

February 04, 2009  |  By deligeez

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield 1.10

Pros

Let's you view U.S content such as NBC.com, Hulu, Comedy Central etc..

Cons

Blue Screen of Death.

Summary

Got this software and was suprised how well it works but things quickly turned ugly the next day.

I opened my Pc and my internet connection was gone, I couldn't connect to the internet through my router, I didn't think of anything at the time so I connected my Pc directly to the modem.

I opened fallout 3 and all of sudden my Pc shut down bue screen of death with a hssdrv.sys problem, I ignored the error message and went online opened youtube and my headphone didn't work, i look at my sound setting and found out my headphones were disconnected as soon as I connected them, blue screen of death popped out, restarted, a minute in windows again the same thing, at this point Im pulling my hair and bashing my face on my desk.

I doda search on my girlfriends Pc and find out this is common error for hotspot shield, its the driver hssdrv.sys that causes the problem, I couldn't get into windows even under safe mode since the PC shut down right away. Miraculously the Pc gave me enough time to go to the uninstaller, I uninstalled it and now my pc works fine.

STAY AWAY.........................................................................................

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General
Publisher AnchorFree
Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
Release Date December 15, 2008
Date Added December 22, 2008
Version 1.10
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, 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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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