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Hotspot Shield 7.2.0

Protect your computer and enjoy unrestricted internet access when using wifi hotspots

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 17 October 2017
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Downloads To Date: 240858
Developer: AnchorFree, Inc
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Hotspot Shield 7
Hotspot Shield helps to protect your privacy online and allwos unrestricted access to the internet

Despite the name, Hotspot Shield can be used to protect both wired and wireless internet connections, and it has been designed to allow safe, secure internet access wherever you may be. From wireless hotspots in towns and cities, to making use of free internet connections in airports and hotels, there are risks associated with access the internet on the move. Hotspot Shield create a virtual private network which in turn helps to secure your internet connection and protect personal information from potential hackers.

Your IP address is kept private making it possible to browse the internet anonymously, but the key focus is on security. The program also has a number of other benefits. By acting as a proxy, Hotspot Shield makes it possible to access parts of the internet that might otherwise be blocked. Web sites that are restricted to visitors from particular countries can be accessed regardless of where you are

It is worth pointing out that during the installation of Hotspot Shield, various other programs and browser toolbars are offered as optional extras. These are not needed to use the program and can be safely ignored. Whether you are concerned about your privacy, or what to access limited international site, Hotspot Shield is worth checking out.

What's new in Hotspot Shield 7 (see changelog for more info)?

- New and improved UI
- In-app sign-in - sign in to your Elite account easily from within the app—no longer required to sign in via browser
- One button to connect and disconnect - Toggle the same button on the app's home screen to turn Hotspot Shield on and off
- No more Protection modes (Full, Smart, Selected) - staying protected is now simpler with the new Auto-On feature for Networks and Sites
- Auto-on for Networks - automatically connects Hotspot Shield based on the connected network type (unsafe, safe, other)
- Miscellaneous bug fixes
- Kill Switch

Verdict:

Hotspot Shield is packed with unnecessary extras, but hiding beneath the surface is a genuinely useful tool

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This is an extremely bad software to install in your PC or notebook

Posted by: Howard Mann, 31 October 2012 15:33

Even though this software appears to be highly rated by stupid online reviewers it is in fact an extremely bad and intrusive piece of software because it uses the Conduit push ad engine to bombard your browsers with all kinds of unsolicited and unwanted ads that you cannot get rid of. And it is also extremely difficult to erase, delete or otherwise banish the stealthy Conduit engine software that it installs without your knowledge or approval in your computer. Be very, very wary of this software. There are better free anonymous surfing softwares out there to choose from.

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Which is a reason why we only gave it a relatively low-average rating.

not worth the inconvenece of all the adds

Posted by: pilbarapete, 16 October 2010 01:10

well i down loaded it but it has one magor draw back all those never ending adds on top of the page they never end they tend to take over everything when you try to delete them dosnt always work and opens new pages to some sites that are not suitable for kids R rated when you setb up the down load and turn everything off you still get all those bloody adds not worth the free soft ware . pissing off value very high on the crap- o- meter

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This is the latest version of Windows - Fall Creators Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10? The latest release brings back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1607 which is the August 2016 Anniversary Update.

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