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Hotspot Shield Alternatives

Hotspot Shield is described as 'encrypts your connection and doesn't log any data that could be tied to you, shielding your identity and info from hackers and cyber predators' and is a very popular VPN service in the security & privacy category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Hotspot Shield for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Android, Android Tablet and Linux. The best alternative is Proton VPN, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hotspot Shield are Mullvad, Windscribe, Psiphon and Steganos Online Shield VPN.

Hotspot Shield alternatives are mainly VPN Services but may also be Anonymizing Networks or VPN Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Hotspot Shield.
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  1. Proton VPN icon

    Proton VPN

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    • F-Droid
    • Chrome OS
    • Android TV
    • Fire TV
    217 alternatives to Proton VPN 

    High-speed Swiss VPN that safeguards your privacy.

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    1.  Privacy focusedProton VPN is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No LogsProton VPN doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    3.  WireGuardProton VPN supports the Wireguard protocol for encrypted VPN traffic.
    4.  VPN Kill SwitchBuilt-in kill switch to automatically stop all network traffic if connection to VPN is lost.
    5.  End-to-End EncryptionProton VPN has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    6.  Block TrackersProton VPN has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    7.  No TrackingProton VPN will not track you or use your personal data.
    8.  AES-256 EncryptionProton VPN has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    9.  OpenVPNProton VPN supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
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    Proton VPN vs Hotspot Shield opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Proton VPN is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
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    Mullvad

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    • Online
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    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    • WireGuard
    • Qubes OS
    • Tor
    • OpenWrt
    • Tomato
    • IPFire
    • pfSense
    • OpenVPN
    • DD-WRT
    220 alternatives to Mullvad 

    Mullvad is a VPN service that helps keep your online activity, identity, and location private.

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    1.  Privacy focusedMullvad is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  WireGuardMullvad supports the Wireguard protocol for encrypted VPN traffic.
    3.  No LogsMullvad doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    4.  AES-256 EncryptionMullvad has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    5.  Block TrackersMullvad has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    6.  No TrackingMullvad will not track you or use your personal data.
    7.  Split TunnelingLets you choose which apps go over the VPN, and which don't.
    8.  ShadowsocksMullvad has support for shadowsocks protocol to circumvent Internet censorship
    9.  VPN Kill SwitchBuilt-in kill switch to automatically stop all network traffic if connection to VPN is lost.
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  3. Windscribe icon

    Windscribe

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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
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    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    207 alternatives to Windscribe 

    Windscribe is a desktop application and browser extension that work together to block ads and trackers, restore access to blocked content and help you safeguard your privacy online.

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    1.  Block TrackersWindscribe has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    2.  ShadowsocksWindscribe has support for shadowsocks protocol to circumvent Internet censorship
    3.  No LogsWindscribe doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    4.  Distraction-freeWindscribe has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    5.  WireGuardWindscribe supports the Wireguard protocol for encrypted VPN traffic.
    6.  OpenVPNWindscribe supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
    7.  AES-256 EncryptionWindscribe has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    8.  Split TunnelingLets you choose which apps go over the VPN, and which don't.
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    Windscribe vs Hotspot Shield opinions
    Most users think Windscribe is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
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    Psiphon

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    186 alternatives to Psiphon 

    At Psiphon we are committed to an open and accessible Internet. Psiphon Open Source is a stand-alone version of Psiphon software available for free download to anyone. Run your own server, invite your friends, build a community, provide free and unfiltered Internet access to the...

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    Some users think Psiphon is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield, some don't.
  5. Steganos Online Shield VPN icon

    Steganos Online Shield VPN

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    154 alternatives to Steganos Online Shield VPN 

    The internet as I want it: Safe. Private. Ad-free.

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    1.  PortableSteganos Online Shield VPN can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  AES-256 EncryptionSteganos Online Shield VPN has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    3.  OpenVPNSteganos Online Shield VPN supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
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    Steganos Online Shield VPN vs Hotspot Shield opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Steganos Online Shield VPN is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
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    cheapest VPN on the market. But unfortunately, only yearly payments allowed.

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    Does not log and store user data. Company based in Germany. Privacy policies very transparent. Performance is OK and gets the job done. Could have more server locations though. But compared still the best to pick imho.

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  6. 1.1.1.1 icon

    1.1.1.1

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    66 alternatives to 1.1.1.1 

    1.1.1.1 from CloudFlare is the fast and private way to browse the Internet. It is a public DNS resolver, but unlike most DNS resolvers, 1.1.1.1 is not selling user data to advertisers. The implementation of 1.1.1.1 makes it the fastest resolver out there.

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    1.  Privacy focused1.1.1.1 is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Built-in VPN1.1.1.1 has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    3.  Block Trackers1.1.1.1 has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    4.  Lightweight1.1.1.1 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  7. Betternet icon

    Betternet

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    • Google Chrome
    199 alternatives to Betternet 

    betternet is the easiest way to connect to the web without censor or restrictions. An unlimited FREE VPN with no ads, no registration, no b******t; we just protect your privacy and identity. That’s it!

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Betternet without registration.
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    Betternet vs Hotspot Shield opinions
    Most users think Betternet is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
  8. Xeovo VPN icon

    Xeovo VPN

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    191 alternatives to Xeovo VPN 

    Silence censorship. Protect your privacy and bypass restrictions with Xeovo VPN. Starting from 2,99€/mo.

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    1.  WireGuardXeovo VPN supports the Wireguard protocol for encrypted VPN traffic.
    2.  Privacy focusedXeovo VPN is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  ShadowsocksXeovo VPN has support for shadowsocks protocol to circumvent Internet censorship
    4.  No LogsXeovo VPN doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    5.  End-to-End EncryptionXeovo VPN has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    6.  LightweightXeovo VPN consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    7.  AES-256 EncryptionXeovo VPN has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    Xeovo VPN vs Hotspot Shield opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Xeovo VPN is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
  9. Snowflake Tor icon

    Snowflake Tor

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    • Firefox
    209 alternatives to Snowflake Tor 

    Snowflake is a system to defeat internet censorship. People who are censored can use Snowflake to access the internet. Their connection goes through Snowflake proxies, which are run by volunteers.

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    1.  Privacy focusedSnowflake Tor is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  DecentralizedSnowflake Tor is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  10. NordVPN icon

    NordVPN

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    • Microsoft Edge
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    194 alternatives to NordVPN 

    With more than ten years of experience, NordVPN is a leading VPN provider. NordVPN gives you military-grade protection online, and you can access all your favorite sites without restriction. We never log your activity when using our servers, which are operated under the...

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    1.  OpenVPNNordVPN supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
    2.  VPN Kill SwitchBuilt-in kill switch to automatically stop all network traffic if connection to VPN is lost.
    3.  AES-256 EncryptionNordVPN has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    4.  No LogsNordVPN doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationNordVPN supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Almost everyone thinks NordVPN is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
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