Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield Free



This program received 9 awards

Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Main Window
  • Main Window
  • Options Window - Language
  • Options window - General Options
  • Options window - Network Detection
  • Main window
  • Main window
  • Main window
  • Connected

Editorial review

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John Static Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 2.6
You're in a country which blocks some of your favorite websites ?
You're browsing Internet through a hotspot and you fear that someone could steal your data or your passwords? You just feel safer by being sure that your provider and your state can't know what you're doing?
Featuring a secure tunnel connection between you and the VPN, a correct speed (average for the free version: 150kb/sec), and an ad blocker, this software will perfectly fit your needs.
The free version allows you to browse Internet, play online games, etc. But when surfing the Internet with a browser like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera or Google Chrome, the VPN sometimes adds an advertisement on the front on the page: that's fair because they are not many and the VPN anyways needs money like everyone of us. If you want to get better speed or just get rid of the ads, you can consider buying the Elite version which features in addition an enhanced malware protection, and a technical support.
To summarize, this is a great VPN for everybody: for occasional users, the free version should be enough but regular users should take a look at the elite version which could better fit their needs.


  • Nice speed in the free version
  • Encrypted connection
  • Enables access to any website
  • Works with any games and torrent managing software
  • Unlimited access


  • User tracking
  • Ads in the free version
This software was checked for viruses and was found to be clean. Click here to see antivirus report.

Publisher's description

This official description applies to version 2.9

Hotspot Shield secures your browsing session, detects and blocks malware, protects your privacy and allows you to access blocked sites. You can secure your web session, data, online shopping, and personal information online with HTTPS encryption. This app helps you to protect yourself from identity theft online.

Latest comments

  All comments (15)
  • 2
    Guest Last year
    — Internal program cannot fix
    Pros: wasd
    Cons: wasd

    I can't fix it when clicking the "Fix" button

  • 4
    Guest Last year

    How to download?

  • 0
    elireal 2 years ago

    I love this software very much.

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