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Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy & Wi-Fi Security for Android

By AnchorFree Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 30, 2014

Hotspot Shield VPN for Android secures your Wi-Fi connection with HTTPS encryption, grants you access to Web sites that in your region may be blocked by a firewall, and enables you to browse the Web privately. It's the most popular app of its kind and for good reason -- it works as intended and runs unobtrusively in the background, requiring minimal configuration.

Pros

Effective: Hotspot Shield VPN for Android's encryption, private browsing, and virtual location work effectively with just one tap, bringing you peace of mind when you're connecting to the Web using public Wi-Fi networks, which by their nature are insecure.

Useful: Grants you access to restricted Web sites like Facebook or YouTube, which you may not be able to access from work or certain countries.

Net Stats feature: By showing you in real time how much data other apps upload and download, it can help you reduce your data plan expenses.

Cons

Fullscreen video ads: The free version will constantly nag you with fullscreen, voiced-over video ads.

Bottom Line

With its efficiency and straightforwardness, Hotspot Shield VPN for Android proves to be an essential security app that you should definitely try, especially if you travel a lot and frequently connect to public Wi-Fi networks. While the free version works fine, you may want to upgrade to the Elite version to get rid of the ads, be able to change your virtual location, and get multiplatform support, so you can use the app with other devices and computers.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.8.0

Bug fixes and optimizations.

General

Release February 13, 2019
Date Added February 13, 2019
Version 6.8.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 691,024
Downloads Last Week 10
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Developer's Description

Disguise your online identity and access blocked apps and sites with Hotspot Shield, while keeping your mobile activities anonymous, private and secure!

Hotspot Shield VPN Proxy is the most trusted security, privacy and access platform with top performance on speed, stability and security. Hotspot Shield gives you true online freedom - bypassing geo-restrictions and accessing world's content from anywhere, with just one tap.

Why Hotspot Shield

Unblock geo-restricted contents: Encrypt all your traffic and get access to global media, video, messaging or social apps and networks.

Secure all online activities: Hide your IP address, identity, and location from trackers, and enjoy maximum privacy and security.

FREE or UNLIMITED: Use the basic features for free (forever), or simply upgrade to Elite for unlimited features!

Unparalleled VPN Performance: our proprietary servers ensure the fastest VPN speed, most stable and secured connections.

Largest VPN Coverage: Powered by AnchorFree, Hotspot Shield offers VPN coverage from 20 countries including US, UK, JP, IN, AU, CA, CN, and more!

No Logs Kept: Hotspot Shield doesn't track or keep any logs of its users and their activities. Your security and privacy are guaranteed!

Best Customer Support: Any questions or suggestions, simply shoot an email to support@hsselite.com. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Trusted by millions: Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy has been installed more than 400 million times and has been featured on Forbes, CNET, CNN, and the New York Times.

New Feature: Malware Protection:

Hotspot Shield now includes Malware Protection, helping you wipe out malicious software for good. Here's how it works:

Scan your device as well as your apps for potential malware threats

Display the results in an easy-to-read summary

Remove any malware with a simple touch of a button

How Hotspot Shield works

Hotspot Shield VPN Proxy provides a secure and trustworthy connection through an encrypted channel between your device and the target website, using Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology. Hotspot Shield hides your real IP address to anonymize your device so that your online activities cannot be tracked by anyone, and you will be able to get access to restricted websites, even behind the firewalls.

Hotspot Shield VPN Proxy is a freemium product that is built for everyone - whether you are looking for a free version with basic unblocking and privacy features, or a premium version with add-on services.

Hotspot Shield VPN FREE version allows you to unblock and access all US content from your favorite apps or websites. The free version does contain limited ads.

Hotspot Shield VPN ELITE version (auto-renewing subscription option) offers truly unlimited access from 20 virtual locations including US, UK, JP, IN, AU, CA, CN, TR, UA and without any ad interruptions. Elite accounts support up to five devices, whether it is a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC. You can opt in a 7-day free trial of Elite features before you decide to sign on a monthly or yearly subscription.

Follow us on...

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+HotspotShield

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotspotshield

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hotspotshield | @HotspotShield

Support: https://support.hotspotshield.com/

Website: https://www.hotspotshield.com/

Lean About VPN Technology: https://goo.gl/tgL10z

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