Spotflux

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 58 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.9.1
File Size:
2.59MB
Date Added:
September 06, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
1,810,724
Downloads Last Week:
7,222
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 58 votes

    • 5 star: 18
    • 4 star: 19
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 11
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 4 stars

    "Good considering how quick and easy it is to use."

    June 10, 2014   |   By lov3m3tal

    Version: Spotflux 2.10.5

    Pros

    Ease of use, quick no hassle install, relatively fast browsing, minimal advertisements, reasonably priced "Premium" (no ad) service

    Cons

    As stated in the review by tagustin some of the advertisements can be a little racy. However, they do not contain any nudity. It could be considered "PG-13"

    Summary

    An awesome solution for my not so tech savvy mother.

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  • 1 stars

    "Offensive ads"

    May 10, 2014   |   By tagustin

    Version: Spotflux 2.10.5

    Pros

    Didn't try the product, see Cons below.

    Cons

    Even before I could finish installing the program (registering my computer), several pop-up ads of very graphic sex acts came up. Totally inappropriate for young people.

    Summary

    I don't mind a few ads on freeware, but only ads for general patronage. Obviously, the general public is not the target market for this program.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works greatly and is amazing to use"

    April 29, 2014   |   By hunainahmed116

    Version: Spotflux 2.10.5

    Pros

    It probably works better that Hotspot as it doesn`t cause slowing of network

    Cons

    The bad thing it has that the Virtual IP is of US and causes a bit lag but they have their own servers which if blocked the software would become useless .

    Summary

    Great to use

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