Hotspot Shield

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Software is useless."

    April 14, 2013  |   By Moneyseal

    Pros

    It looks like good software until you install it on your computer! So in other words no pros at all.

    Cons

    This software displays adds in all of your web browsers. Some of these adds can be explicit. There are few to no options or features. The one feature it does have that "protects" your computer could be very bad. I think by using this software you they could steal information from you. I do not trust this software. Also, the user interface is dumb. It is bland and disappointing.

    Summary

    The whole software is a joke. Please do not buy into this scam. I did not go into to much details because I will let you figure out the bits and pieces if you really want to try this software. If this software improves a lot and becomes more reputable than I might consider trying it again, but for now I will never use it again.

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