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Hotspot Shield Elite

By AnchorFree Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of Hotspot Shield Elite

  • Secure your connection to public Wi-Fi networks with premium VPN tool
  • Last updated on 05/24/19
  • There have been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Mac

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 9, 2013

As one of the easiest VPNs to set up and use, Hotspot Shield Elite safeguards your online identity and information without any glitches. It's nice in a pinch, but it's not nearly as powerful when compared to some other premium options available. Its simplicity might win the day for you, though.

Though Hotspot Shield Elite lets you download and surf without a bandwidth cap, you are limited to seven days before you have to pay. There is a wholly free version, but it's riddled with ads. Once you've registered with Hotspot Shield, protecting your surfing only requires one click and no complicated setup. The program drops an icon into your browser's URL so you always know whether or not it's on. Though it encrypts your surfing, if you try to download a torrent it may throttle your connection. All other downloads will be encrypted, though. The download will use all of the speed of your current connection to load pages, download, and upload. There are no file-sharing capabilities that come with this VPN.

Storage and file-sharing are usually the bread and butter of a VPN. However, if you don't need these features, Hotspot Shield Elite is okay. It protects your privacy and does it with all of the speed you're used to.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Hotspot Shield Elite 2.90.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.15.1

Version 7.15.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release May 21, 2019
Date Added May 24, 2019
Version 7.15.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,830,311
Downloads Last Week 112
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Developer's Description

With over 300 million downloads, Hotspot Shield is the world's most popular Virtual Private Network (VPN) that allows you to access blocked websites and services online, secures your browsing session, protects you from hackers and WiFi snoopers on public WiFi networks, makes you anonymous and untraceable on the Web and detects and blocks malicious websites.

With Hotspot Shield, you can: Unblock blocked websites and content in your country. Get access to geo-restricted service including Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and BBC. Become anonymous and untraceable online. Unblock blocked sites at school and work networks. Get protected from hackers and snoopers on public WiFi networks.