Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield

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secure and anonymize your Internet connection Hotspot Shield is a free VPN that helps you maintain a secure and anonymous Internet connection. It encrypts all web content via HTTPS and provides you with an anonymous, US based, IP address. No complicate configurations or setup needed, simple install the program and you're ready to go. You can choose to activate HotSpot Shield manually or automatically protect your connection whenever you are connected to an unknown network (e.g. wireless Hotspot). The program integrates with popular browsers and adds a small indicator icon to the title bar which shows the status of your Internet connection (green = protected, red = unprotected). Hotspot Shield works with wired and wireless network connections. You can use it to prevent identity theft when using public hotspots , to mask your real identity when accessing websites from your home computer, or to access website that are blocked in your (non-US) country. The free version displays an ad banner on top of each web page you view. If you're using Hotspot Shield frequently, you may find the ads distracting and want to consider upgrading to the Elite version ($29.95 year), which removes the ads and also offers some additional features. Copyright Snapfiles.com

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Publisher AnchorFree, Inc. Price Free
Version 7.2.1  history Last updated Oct 27, 2017
File Size 14.3 Mb Requirements None

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Decent but privacy is iffy. 2 stars by antivenum790 Oct 03, 2017
Fairly easy to install and use, but it allows others that use the service to route portions of data through you and vice versa. They also may cache information you accessed for later use. You can find this in their Terms quite easily. While in their Privacy Notice they say they don't save any personal identifying information they go on right afterwards to say this, and I quote. "Please note, however, that for purposes of this Privacy Notice, AnchorFree does not include your IP address or unique device identifier within the definition of Personal Information." That means they do save unique device identifiers and IP addresses. Though they say they don't tie it directly to your online activities nor do the cookies they may install. While the free version shares things with advertisers they also say they don't control what those people do with the information. Not top tier and ads are annoying, but if you have nothing else and don't trust other free VPNs it is something to at least use. Wouldn't trust it with anything truly sensitive. show Review details
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