Hotspot Shield Reviews

hotspot shield is MALWARE

Review by KillAdwareDevelopers
about Hotspot Shield Apr 2016

While VPN can protect your privacy ADWARE violates your privacy: it sells your privacy for profit. There is no free service to be had. The cost is far too high.


I love it!

Positive Review by Year1954
about Hotspot Shield Jul 2015

i love hotspot shield it works for skype and everything else and and when ever i have problems with hotspot shield i contact coustomer support and then help me through my problem and give me free days for my inconvinience but i is rare that it doesnt work i recomend this service to everybody way better than anything else i have used

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Elite Version: Crap

Negative Review by nandayo
about Hotspot Shield Sep 2013

I own the elite version, got it free for a year. Every single bit is scanned through their servers it says in the member area. (they call it protection).



Positive Review by anaman
about Hotspot Shield Feb 2013

This is a good program. I haven't had much trouble with it. My only problem is that they need to update it more. I am at a boarding school and until just a few days ago it worked AMAZINGLY. Unfortunately my school upgraded their censorship A LOT and now it is blocked completely. I'm going to try and download it again and see if that works.


Gets the job done, but obnoxious

Review by Superbest
about Hotspot Shield and Tor Nov 2011

The good:
* Easy-to-use proxy, just works, even with programs besides browsers. Far easier to setup than Tor.
* Quite fast, especially compared to Tor.
* No apparent bandwidth quota or limit. Allows you to download at least a few GBs.

The bad:
* Embeds annoying video ads with sounds on pages. (get an adblocker)
* Occasionally redirects you to its own page stuffed with ads. You lose the link you originally wanted to go to.
* Tries to install browser toolbar adware. (can be disabled)
* Has a tray icon with connect/disconnect options, but using them throws up a new browser window. Annoying and unnecessary.
* No SSL/HTTPS support.
* Annoying bubble popups from tray if you keep it disabled.

Useful when you need to get around censorship. Obviously will not give you any privacy, in fact from a privacy standpoint you are probably better off not using a proxy at all. Anyhow, if you are concerned about that, just use Tor.