Spotflux

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 60 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,892,783
  • Date Added:
    September 06, 2012
  • File Size:
    7.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,115
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Spotflux is a free encrypted VPN client that routes your Internet traffic through a series of secure servers that mask your actual IP and make it virtually impossible to trace the connection back to your computer. Unlike some VPN clients, Spotflux is easy enough for anyone to use.

Spotflux has a unique Setup wizard that offers more options than most installers, including extra software we declined to install. The first thing Spotflux did when it launched was to secure our Internet connection by changing our settings to conform to the secure network's servers. Our browser opened with our secure connection (you can change that option in the program's Settings) but it took a few reloads before we could load any Web page; in fact, we had to close Spotflux and reopen it to access Web pages with our default browser, Chrome. It's almost impossible for an Internet connection routed through multiple secure VPN servers to be as fast as your normal broadband connection, and we noticed a bit of a lag in our browsing with Spotflux activated, though it's not really a concern since even our slowest sites loaded quickly enough -- certainly fast enough that we didn't think about disabling Spotflux right away, as has so often been the case with secure VPN clients. A system-tray icon let us check Spotflux's status at any time simply by hovering the cursor; right-clicking produced a menu that let us disable Spotflux's secure connection, access the program's Settings, and Quit the program. The Settings are basic but useful, such as languages, startup behavior, and proxies. Spotflux doesn't have a Help file in the usual sense, but the program is so easy to use, and a Support tab on the Settings dialog generates Support Bundles.

Securing your Internet connection helps protect your privacy and anonymity, and it blocks Web trackers and those all-too-personalized ads, too. It even protects against infected Web sites. Spotflux made all that as easy as any tool we've tried, and it doesn't slow your browsing enough to make you want to quit it.

 
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5 stars

"Spotflux for Windows 3.1.0.158 available, for CNET"

October 20, 2014  |  By djreed09

 |  Version: Spotflux 3.0.1.127

Pros

Spotflux for Windows 3.1.0.158 available, info for CNET / Download.com. Not a product review, this is report/feeback for Download.com / CNET.

Cons

Spotflux for Windows 3.1.0.158 available, info for CNET / Download.com. Not a product review, this is report/feeback for Download.com / CNET.

Summary

Spotflux for Windows 3.1.0.158 available, info for CNET / Download.com. Not a product review, this is report/feeback for Download.com / CNET.
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Also for Download.com / CNET - before you had a means (link/form) to report/submit info/feedback to Download.com / CNET, on each software item page, which has been removed after the recent new site layout/format change. There is not even help or a link on how to submit info, feedback, or report a problem. (I seem to recall it was previously called "Report a problem", not sure of link name.)
So I don't know how to do it. So I am reporting via the only remaining means I see, this review form.
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I recommend restoring the option to submit a report (feedback or problem), or else at least provide a link to help or how to report/submit feedback/problem.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Spotflux
Publisher web site http://www.spotflux.com
Release Date August 06, 2012
Date Added September 06, 2012
Version 2.9.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.19MB
File Name spotflux-3.0.1-127-wo.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,892,783
Downloads Last Week 9,115
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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