Hotspot Shield Reviews

hotspot shield is MALWARE

about Hotspot Shield · ·

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.

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I love it!

about Hotspot Shield · ·

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

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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).

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Blocked

about Hotspot Shield · ·

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.

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Gets the job done, but obnoxious

about Hotspot Shield and Tor · ·

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.

Conclusion:
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.

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