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Free Hotspot Shield Alternatives

The best free alternative to Hotspot Shield is Proton VPN, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Hotspot Shield and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Hotspot Shield are Windscribe, Psiphon, Betternet and 1.1.1.1.

Hotspot Shield alternatives are mainly VPN Services but may also be VPN Clients or Internet Speed Test Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Hotspot Shield.
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    Proton VPN

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    High-speed Swiss VPN that safeguards your privacy.

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    Almost everyone thinks Proton VPN is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
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    Windscribe

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    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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    Most users think Windscribe is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.


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    Psiphon

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

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    Some users think Psiphon is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield, some don't.
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    Betternet

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome

    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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    Most users think Betternet is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
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    1.1.1.1

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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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    TunnelBear

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Really simple VPN to browse the web privately & anonymously. Unblock websites around the world with applications for Mac, PC, iOS, Android & Chrome.

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    TunnelBear vs Hotspot Shield opinions
    Some users think TunnelBear is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield, some don't.
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    I like this one because it's simple to use, the map tool is really useful and pretty. Even though TunnelBear has a monthly limit of megabytes, Hotspot Shield also have it, it's a really good option.

    I start using Tunnel bear because HotSpot Shield start giving me some issues, it took really long times to connect and sometimes don't even connected at all.

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  7. 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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    RiseupVPN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    RiseupVPN service for censorship circumvention, location anonymization and traffic encryption. To make this possible, it sends all your internet traffic through an encrypted connection to riseup.net, where it then goes out onto the public internet.

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  9. With OkayFreedom we offer a virtual private network (VPN) that secures your data and allows for full anonymity on the internet. The best thing is: OkayFreedom does not bug you with ads! Try OkayFreedom now - We think you will like it!

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    Almost everyone thinks OkayFreedom VPN is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
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    Freegate

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Wine

    Freegate is an anti-censorship software for secure and fast Internet access. It was developed and maintained by Dynamic Internet Technology Inc. (DIT), a pioneer in censorship-circumvention operation.

    Warning

    The installer is detected as malicious by some antiviruses: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/20017fd064a42e743ecb6f6fd5b8b60efc21e7f3979b07fcd23a811514f23111

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    Most users think Freegate is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
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