Hotspot Shield

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Much better"

    April 13, 2013  |   By mb208

    Pros

    This version works well on my Windows 8 machine. Doesn't slow down my Chrome browser or PC and automatically logs in to a remote IP address. Probably the best and safest free way to surf the web anonymously.

    Cons

    Seems to automatically launch your default browser even if you don't want it launched. Ads appear about 50% of browsing time at top of browser, but they are easy to get rid of.

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