Spotflux

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 66 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    2,093,223
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 01, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    509.57KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,679
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 66

1 stars

"spot slows my computer down"

June 09, 2015  |  By nai101

 |  Version: Spotflux 3.1.5

Pros

when i play games spot flux slows my computer down until it lags, when i want to browse annoonymously as a test websites dont load

Cons

when i play games spot flux slows my computer down until it lags, when i want to browse annoonymously as a test websites dont load

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"It is not free!"

April 26, 2015

 |  Version: Spotflux 3.1.3

Pros

Description should be changed to : Free to try

Cons

If you are looking for a FREE product don't try this. It will work for three days and then you will have to purchase it!

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

2 stars

"Significant speed degradation + parts of app disappear."

January 25, 2015  |  By lrleslie

 |  Version: Spotflux 3.1.1.0

Pros

Seems to be secure enough

Cons

Light product support. I'm guessing there's only a single overworked tech.

When not using this product, my throughput is 55 mBps. with it, it's about 4 mBps.

Summary

Good idea but you can probably do better elsewhere.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (1)  

1 stars

"Not a handy software"

January 04, 2015  |  By JodyJ.Barker

 |  Version: Spotflux 3.1.1.0

Pros

It is user friendly, but, it is of no use at all.

Cons

Too slow to buy and trial is very limited.

Summary

It is free for just a brief period, too slow to surf the internet that annoys me actually. It does nothing what it says, however, it is user friendly, but, it is of no use. Disappointment!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"Didn't work for me at all.."

November 30, 2014  |  By JJmm7283

 |  Version: Spotflux 3.1.1.0

Pros

Easy to uninstall.

Cons

Not much help getting it to work.

Summary

This software was a waste of time and didn't perform as stated. This is my experience only, you may have had an excellent outcome but not here no joy.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

3 stars

"Please change category from Free to Free to try!"

November 25, 2014  |  By Jeremiah_Bullfrog_Reviews

 |  Version: Spotflux 3.1.1.0

Pros

Easy to use and functional.

Cons

Too slow for surfing the net.
The trial ran out very quickly.

Summary

Download.com/CNET need to be more active with their categories.
This software was marked as Free but it should be marked as
Free to Try. Your users definitely care about this!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

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.
--
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.
--
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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"Poor speed in trial version"

September 07, 2014  |  By Woofinator

 |  Version: Spotflux 3.0.0.118

Pros

Easy to install (v3.0.2)
easy to use

Cons

cut my surfing speed to almost zero

Summary

Did not deliver more than a 1.1Mbps/.3Mbps after a couple of hours of trials.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

Results 1–10 of 66

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Spotflux
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 3.1.5
Version 3.1.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Spotflux
Publisher web site http://www.spotflux.com
Release Date June 01, 2015
Date Added June 01, 2015
Version 3.1.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 509.57KB
File Name sf-install-web.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,093,223
Downloads Last Week 2,679
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Spotflux

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK