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Hotspot Shield – Free VPN Software

Hotspot Shield is a Windows PC application that claims to maintain and protect the PC for privacy’s sake. This internet connection protector application basically encrypts the traffic to protect the user from all kinds of spying while the computer communicates with the rest of the world. It is a very popular utility for anyone who uses public Wi-Fi networks.  Apart from that it is also a very good tool to ensure any network connection from which one can access sites and data according to one’s tastes.

The application’s services are being used by more than 10 million people and still growing which makes it the largest VPN in the whole world. The browser-independent Hotspot Shield will establish an encrypted connection to the Hotspot Shield servers and then turns all the HTTP Traffic to those safer HTTPS. Through this rerouting of Web Traffic, the user is provided with a new IP address that is hosted by AnchorFree – the company is then able to ensure that the data is not plucked out of the open by the middle man’s attacks or wireless spoofing.

Here are the main benefits:

  • The user will be able to protect his privacy. For example if you are using a public Wi-Fi or internet then it is a good idea to protect the privacy by installing the application. You do not know who will be watching or spying your activities.
  • The application will automatically enable Wi-Fi security and prevent the hackers from stealing the personal information of the user.
  • The application will help in bypassing the internet censorship and restrictions. It can easily unblock websites like Facebook, YouTube etc. The user will be able to get access to all geo-restricted websites and VOIP applications from anywhere at all.
  • The application also protects the user’s device from malware, spam, phishing and malicious sites.
  •  The application will help secure data, online shopping as well as personal information online with the HTTPS encryption.
  • The user will be able to get data savings on mobile since the user will be able to download twice the content for the same bandwidth cost with the application as it uses the data compression technology.


Requirements Windows (All Versions)
Languages en-US
License Freeware (An elite version is also available)
Developer AnchorFree
Product Hotspot Shield