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Hotspot Shield Elite Editor's Review

People use various types of internet connections these days. From USB dongles to broadband network and 4G LTE modems, the options are aplenty. However, safety of your internet connection can be compromised when you use unsecured wireless connections. Examples are wi-fi zones in airports and specific public areas. Hotspot Shield VPN by AnchorFree is aimed at securing your PC’s connection when using less secured wireless hotshots. It is ideal for users who are always on the move and want to connect to public networks without jeopardizing safety. It may also act as an internet speed booster.

Hotspot Shield Elite runs on PCs with Windows XP and later versions. It does not need any specialized hardware as such. There are various payment plans you can pick from. A plug-in for IE and Firefox is also installed. The Hotspot Shield toolbar installation is optional.

Post installation, the app appears as a small green icon in system tray. It changes to red when you turn off the protection. You can change the language and choose to run the app with Windows start up. There are no difficult settings to configure, thankfully.

The software basically encrypts entire Internet activity from your laptop and routes the data packets through secure servers of AnchorFree. With the app activated, AnchorFree assigns the laptop an IP of its servers. So, a website trying to obtain your IP address or location gets information on AnchorFree's servers. If you switch the app off, encryption and IP hiding is deactivated. Apart from hiding IP address and encrypting internet connection of your PC, Hotspot Shield elite can warn you about websites with malicious content.

In most cases, switching on Hotspot Shield Elite does not take a toll on wireless connection speed. You will be able to stream videos and listen to music on Spotify etc without much lag and buffering. However, it is not exactly suited for using VoIP applications and online gaming sites.

Positive Points:
•    Easy to use VPN.
•    Plugin for IE, Firefox.
•    Traffic encryption.
•    IP address masking.

Negative Points:
•    Not good for bandwidth heavy web services.

Hotspot Shield Elite is easy to use VPN software aimed at users who need to access the web on the move using public networks. It basically masks your laptop’s IP address and encrypts all data being sent and downloaded, making it hard for hackers to sneak into your system. The browser plug-ins are handy as is its color based protection status indicator. The app does not make your connection sluggish as such. However, accessing typical bandwidth heavy online apps and sites can make you feel different. Overall, this is a great app for accessing web in airport, coffee shops and other free wi-fi zones.

Rating: 4/5

Hotspot Shield Elite Publisher's Description

AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield provides free and secure Internet access to the more than 1.5 billion people who live under censorship or need a secure browsing solution. Hotspot Shield Elite VPN service adds a layer of 'must have' protection when connecting your computer to the Internet by establishing a secure tunnel. The secure tunnel uses VPN technology to keep your online identity and information safe from hackers and snoopers. Hotspot Shield Elite allows you to browse the Internet anonymously. As you move around the Internet, your information cannot be tracked. Elite's service exchanges your IP address for an Elite IP address, keeping your information secure and private. Elite's VPN service provides access to Expats and Travelers' favorite sites when away from home. Plus, Elite users enjoy complete malware protection from over 3 million known and suspected web domains including Malware, Illegal or Phishing, Infected and Spam sites and Content Farms. - Most trusted consumer VPN, used by more than 10 million users in over 50 countries - Only VPN that allows you to remain 100% anonymous. No username/password required to log into Elite service - Includes Complete Cloud Malware protection. Provides protections from more than 3 million known Malware sites - Dedicated Technical support team

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Publisher: AnchorFree Inc | License: Shareware | Price: 29.99
Version: 2.5 | Size: 259 KB | Platform: WinOther
Released Date: 18-09-2012 | Rating: 5 | Title: Hotspot Shield Elite

Author Url: http://www.hotspotshield.com
Program Info Url: http://www.hotspotshield.com
Download Url: http://www.hotspotshield.com
Screenshot Url: http://www.hotspotshield.com/pad/images/hotspot_shield_elite_25.png

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