Spotflux

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 62 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.4
  • Total Downloads:
    1,941,240
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 22, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    509.57KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,883
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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4 stars

"Works without problems, slightly slower download speeds"

February 12, 2013  |  By SamsungHZ10user

 |  Version: Spotflux 2.9.4

Pros

1. It's free.
2. It works, and I have not had any of the issues noted by the other reviewer. No idea what they mean by "fakeware." It works. Why would he/she install it a second time?
3. Can get access to amazon instant video, netflix, and spotify from Taiwan, and that's mainly why I use it.

Cons

1. Slightly slower download speeds, but this typically is not a problem b/c I disconnect Spotflux after I begin downloading whatever movies or music I want.

Summary

It works and it's free. Download speeds are slightly slower but OK.

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4 stars

"Seems to do the job alright."

February 04, 2013

 |  Version: Spotflux 2.9.4

Pros

privacy, and it really doesn't slow my system down noticeably.

Cons

I haven't found much to complain about yet.

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1 stars

"dont use,its fakeware"

February 02, 2013  |  By deeedep

 |  Version: Spotflux 2.9.4

Pros

1st install give super service, avoid automatic net connection

Cons

from 2nd install problems start, not able to browse properly , may changes connection settings, may have spyware
i have formatted by os twice whenever i installed it , no other way to fix problem created by spotflux,

Summary

reaally fake program, crapware , dont trust

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5 stars

"Incredible"

January 07, 2013  |  By amirhosi

 |  Version: Spotflux 2.9.4

Pros

OMG i cant believe this, in my F***ing Country that everything is Wrong and useless! Spotflux opens the doors of heaven to me!!! Really Thanks to editors of .CNET for their Ratings and Reviews! wow im breathinggggggg NOW...

Cons

GR888888888888888888888888

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1 stars

"IT have a Virus"

January 05, 2013  |  By fido1988

 |  Version: Spotflux 2.9.4

Pros

first i used it one 2 pc's it was amazing get the job done and doesnt spam u with adds etc..

Cons

its virus it doesn't let me access the net thro browsers but i could do skype calls or go open my game play online , that is just the start i kept trying to get the browsers to work but not, then it started giving an error messeg u cant alt tab or go any other place al-f4 or Ctr+alt+Del doesnt work, i did scan my pc with Kaspersky pro it came with my motherboard for free, and it didnt detect anything so i had to format the pc,( ofc i did try couple of restarts same the window pops up and u cant get away from it) lets say i might got it from a website when i did browse net after using he spoflux but i did format pc now no virus using avast again i did download all drivers etc.. and got spotflux then avast warned me to execute the program for potential virus etc i said yes, so the installation did get canceled and couldn't be done so i had to install it again and this time for avast i clicked no still avast did cancel the installation so 3rd time i did disable avast,same pop screen came

Summary

now i did scan pc cant find **** and i didn't even download anything from any website i even got spot flux from here cnet, also to just triple check i went to my laptop i never connected my desktop to laptop or used usb to transfer files, just downloaded spot-flux from here directly to my laptop same **** happens.
it Have a Maleware according to avast and its right i wish i didn't disable it now format again

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5 stars

"Excellent Software"

January 03, 2013  |  By kingofspades80

 |  Version: Spotflux 2.9.4

Pros

It does what it claims: give you unrestricted access while protecting your identity.

Cons

NONE at all!

Summary

It's a must have for all internet users.

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5 stars

"Interesting software"

December 09, 2012  |  By Sealdrenxia

 |  Version: Spotflux 2.9.4

Pros

Far by the best VPN software

Cons

none, it's FREE!!

Summary



Updated on Jan 14, 2013

true, this is one of the most used VPN and even market advisors use This

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.9.4
Version 2.9.4 includes bug fixes related to connection issues.
General
Publisher Spotflux
Publisher web site http://www.spotflux.com
Release Date November 01, 2012
Date Added November 22, 2012
Version 2.9.4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 509.57KB
File Name sf-install-web.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,941,240
Downloads Last Week 8,883
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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