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Open Source Hotspot Shield Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Hotspot Shield is Proton VPN. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Hotspot Shield and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Hotspot Shield are Windscribe, Mullvad, Psiphon and Xeovo 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

    High-speed Swiss VPN that safeguards your privacy.

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

    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.

    ⚫︎ Block TrackersWindscribe has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ No LogsWindscribe doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionWindscribe has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    ⚫︎ OpenVPNWindscribe supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
    ⚫︎ WireGuardWindscribe supports the Wireguard protocol for encrypted VPN traffic.
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    Most users think Windscribe is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.


  3. Mullvad icon

    Mullvad

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

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

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedMullvad is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ WireGuardMullvad supports the Wireguard protocol for encrypted VPN traffic.
    ⚫︎ No LogsMullvad doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersMullvad has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionMullvad has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingMullvad will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ VPN Kill SwitchBuilt-in kill switch to automatically stop all network traffic if connection to VPN is lost.
    ⚫︎ OpenVPNMullvad supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
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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.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Psiphon without registration.
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  5. Xeovo VPN icon

    Xeovo VPN

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

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


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    Snowflake Tor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedSnowflake Tor is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedSnowflake Tor is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  7. Private Internet Access icon

    Private Internet Access

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    • Google Chrome
    • Tomato
    • Opera
    • pfSense
    • OpenVPN
    • Firefox
    • DD-WRT

    Private Internet Access provides state of the art, multi-layered security with advanced privacy protection using VPN tunneling. Please click on the Security Layers found in the right column to learn more about each individual layer.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingPrivate Internet Access will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ LightweightPrivate Internet Access consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ No LogsPrivate Internet Access doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    ⚫︎ ShadowsocksPrivate Internet Access has support for shadowsocks protocol to circumvent Internet censorship
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionPrivate Internet Access has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    Almost everyone thinks Private Internet Access is a great alternative to Hotspot Shield.
  8. FreePN is the first completely free, completely open network dedicated to protecting your online privacy. Joining the network is easy: just download and install the app. No accounts, no registration, no setup. Once you start the app, you're already protected.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedFreePN is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in FreePN without registration.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingFreePN will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedFreePN is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionFreePN has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    ⚫︎ LightweightFreePN consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionFreePN has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ No LogsFreePN doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
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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.

    ⚫︎ No LogsRiseupVPN doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in RiseupVPN without registration.
    ⚫︎ VPN Kill SwitchBuilt-in kill switch to automatically stop all network traffic if connection to VPN is lost.
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    Mozilla VPN

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    Protect your web history, feel safer on public Wi-Fi, and limit ad tracking by increasing the security of your network connection.

    ⚫︎ No LogsMozilla VPN doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    ⚫︎ ShadowsocksMozilla VPN has support for shadowsocks protocol to circumvent Internet censorship
    ⚫︎ VPN Kill SwitchBuilt-in kill switch to automatically stop all network traffic if connection to VPN is lost.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersMozilla VPN has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ WireGuardMozilla VPN supports the Wireguard protocol for encrypted VPN traffic.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingMozilla VPN will not track or use your personal data.
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