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  • 1.0 stars

    "great software Spoiled by ads that contain trojans!!"

    February 7, 2009  |   By RockClimber13

    Version: Hotspot Shield 0.94

    Pros

    able to view Hulu and other sites that restrict IP
    able to view anonymously.

    Cons

    The ads that show up are not very well screened by the makers of the software.

    Summary

    An ad in the top center of everywebsite that I visited contained a trojan. My virus soft caught it but it kept coming back every 3 seconds and it became impossible to use. I uninstalled and downloaded again but to no avail. As soon as I end the software the trojans stop appearing. The viruses aren't in the software itself but in the ads that the software allows. The viruses show up in the temp folders for hte browser. Its really too bad because the software does what it advertises. I hope that they screen their advertisers better in the future. I am glad that I had virus software. Use at your own risk.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "not bad at all"

    January 1, 2009  |   By allansky69

    Version: Hotspot Shield 0.94

    Pros

    helpfull i viewing blocke sites. especially for us living in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

    Cons

    slow especially in viewing streaming videos like youtubes etc.

    too many ads. its annoying.

    Summary

    anyone please explain.. before i used to view youtube videos without any problem. when i installed hotspotshield still i can watch youtube without any problem. but when i decided to uninstall hotspotshield there goes the problem i can no longer access to youtube sites. everytime i open youtube it says." cannot access to the server" at first i didnt knew it has something to do with uninstalling hotspotshield. i just find it out when i again install hotspotshield and try to access youtube site with hotspotshield connected on background and success once again i can watch youtube videos but then again when i disconnect hotspotshield and try to open youtube again network says " cannot connect to the server" thats when i figured out it has something to do with hotspotshield...so from then on i used to watch youtube with hotspotshield connected on the background but with much slow video download than usual when i still dont had hotspotshield installed in my system

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  • 4.0 stars

    "An excellent feature"

    November 16, 2007  |   By jmp4me

    Version: Hotspot Shield 0.94

    Pros

    When you use this software at a Wifi Hotspot that filters certain content, this program gets around the filter, thus allowing you to be free to surf and download whatever you wish!

    Cons

    Only drawback is the ad banner at the top of the screen. You can close it, but it keeps coming back. If you don't run the program the ads won't appear.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works, but not with https secure sites"

    September 18, 2007  |   By valentinamodel

    Version: Hotspot Shield 0.94

    Pros

    It works changes the ip address, the ads are placed above the browser they are not bad. People should understand this software is free.

    Cons

    I have used this for a while and lately it has issues with https secure sites. Which most sites require to LOGIN into email or even Yahoo, Hotmail or Google. Customer support seems to not respond to emails

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  • 3.0 stars

    "bandwidth exceeded"

    August 20, 2007  |   By DarnCat205

    Version: Hotspot Shield 0.94

    Pros

    this software has worked like a charm.. at the begining..

    Cons

    bur the problem is after a week from using it.. i have this problem "disconnected bandwidth exceeded"

    anyone knows how to fix this prob??

    plzzz

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  • 4.0 stars

    "ok"

    August 10, 2007  |   By brazel2007

    Version: Hotspot Shield 0.94

    Pros

    ok

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not worth the hype"

    July 30, 2007  |  

    Version: Hotspot Shield 0.94

    Cons

    Customer service is non existent and trying to connect can be extremly painful

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  • 1.0 stars

    "tru"

    July 27, 2007  |   By raid0000

    Version: Hotspot Shield 0.94

    Pros

    so

    Cons

    te

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  • 5.0 stars

    "too nice"

    July 25, 2007  |   By ma-nashed

    Version: Hotspot Shield 0.94

    Pros

    no limit

    Cons

    visit all web

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  • 5.0 stars

    "In one line, summarize your review"

    June 29, 2007  |   By swedr

    Version: Hotspot Shield 0.94

    Pros

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