Hotspot Shield Free Privacy & Security VPN Proxy 4/5

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Hotspot Shield Free Privacy & Security VPN Proxy

By AnchorFree Inc.
Supported Devices : Mac OS

Release Notes

23/05/2017 | Version : 1.5.0 | Size : 6.1 MB
New look and feel.
Service improvements.
Bug fixes.

30/03/2017 | Version : 1.4.7 | Size : 6.9 MB
Bug fixes
Improved Connection

21/01/2017 | Version : 1.4.5 | Size : 6.8 MB
Bug fixes


World's most popular VPN with over 500 million downloads. Try it for FREE!
The #1 security app on iOS.

* Unblock any websites; unblock Facebook, unblock YouTube or others such as Netflix and Hulu where they are blocked
* Get unrestricted access to VOIP services and messaging apps such as Skype anywhere
* Secure your WiFi connection with HTTPS encryption
* Prevent hackers from stealing your private information
* Browse the web privately & anonymously
* Compatible with Mac OSX 10.9 or later

5 stars- "Control your Privacy and Security - I've now tried them all (VPNs) as I travel 200k miles each year. This is the only VPN that works consistently, especially in MENA and APAC. This is the only one with REAL support. This is the only one with malware protection. This is the only one with data compression, (saving me big money on data roaming). If you want privacy, security (& Pandora when you are outside the US), and data savings, then look no further. JMHO" – Cster

5 stars- "Love it!!! - Thank you, creators of Hotspot Shield!!!! Now I can access US content abroad!!!!! Love it!!!!!" - Xuxubee


* Protect yourself while using Wi-Fi hotspots (VPN encrypts all internet traffic); protect your identity, your IP address and stop unwanted tracking. Share and communicate privately.
* Gives you access to your favorite sites: Unblock any blocked content and services - get Facebook, Skype, BBC, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Viber, VOIP and other services wherever you are: at work, school or while traveling
* Take full control: you can choose country IP to connect, change data compression levels, and if you want to start the VPN automatically or not.

Hotspot Shield Elite is available in two subscription options:
* Hotspot Shield Elite Service - Monthly - $4.99 / mo
* Hotspot Shield Elite Service - Yearly - $29.99 / yr

* Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. You can manage your subscription settings within the Account Settings after purchase. If you have any questions about the auto-renewing subscriptions, please email us at More info is also available here:

Hotspot Shield VPN is free to download and available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac OS X.

Follow us on…
Twitter: @HotspotShield
Also check out our desktop version:

Thank you for all the support!


Overall :
#7 : Top Grossing Mac Applications
#22 : Top Free Mac Applications

Categories :
#2 : Top Grossing Mac Applications [Productivity]
#3 : Top Free Mac Applications [Productivity]

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Comments and Ratings for Hotspot Shield Free Privacy & Security VPN Proxy

It was working during trial period. (1.4.3)
19/01/2017 08:10:00 1/5 By tembe
This app was working until I subscribed it anually. Right now as I am typing the review, VPN is disconnected as this would slow down my internet speed and finaly cuts me off from the internet.Once disconnected from the VPN internet is back on. So I do not know what to say. They did offered me to take turbo speed booster on the check out while purchasing the subscription. Probably it would work if you buy the speed booster, but that cost you twice. I am really sad and gutted that I have already purchased the subscription but its not working for me after all the trouble shooting process. I am waiting for an update now.

Nice App (1.4.3)
02/01/2017 23:01:00 5/5 By mikeyburnsey
Ok you have to pay a monthly subscription its under £4 tha’s the only criticism. The description is spot on it hides your IP and if you check to see where you are located (I choose USA) it will confirm that you are in America. Protecting Your IP is a safe way and it will protect you from Internet fraud. I have being using Hotspot now for over 18 MONTHS The latest upgrade has made it even more friendly to use .

Not free (1.4.3)
24/12/2016 14:11:00 1/5 By Luke Barrett
BEWARE!! Misleading it is not free at all which it infers on there site, intead it is a 7 day trial then automatic subscription.

Taskbar icon doesn’t show up in dark mode (1.4.3)
14/12/2016 13:27:00 4/5 By CineBaker
Whilst in dark mode, the top bar icon is invisable, I thought for ages that the app was crashing, but it was just hidden.

can’t sign in (1.4.3)
14/12/2016 01:08:00 1/5 By HaRrYwU3
cant sign in, it shows “invalid request parameters, please try again later” I spent $29.99 and it is even worse then free virson before. i give 0 star! please fix it or return my money!

MacBook Pro (1.3.2)
05/11/2016 12:42:00 1/5 By y0urdad
Donloaded it and installed profile would not connect still!

great but expencive (1.3.2)
31/10/2016 13:54:00 3/5 By Farmer steve 55555
Great app, works a treat for the catch up players, i used the 7 day trial but think the monthly price is a little too much.

Works for free (1.3.2)
08/10/2016 04:12:00 5/5 By KrisPecik

AVOID! (1.3.2)
28/08/2016 03:28:00 1/5 By Pinner4567
The good reviews must only be using the free trail period. there are too many VPN suppliers to have to put up with this company. If you download from the app store then it will make you ‘create an account’ even if you use your Apple ID and the two won’t link together. Meaning that after the trial they will keep charging your apple account but the app will keep turning off and asking you to upgrade. They also automatically charge your apple account £8.99, more than the advertised £3.99 for monthly subscription. This is a common complaint - look it up. Also, it’s not easy to turn off the automatic billing.

Best I’ve tried for UK (1.3.2)
23/07/2016 11:12:00 5/5 By ian-apple
There appear to be two versions for download from their website, the one I found best shows as version 1.3.2b21, it’s far more stable in its connection. I can watch C4, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, you name it. HINT - you may need to set your device to UK time zone to get some sites to work.

Having to keep signing in is a real pain (1.3.2)
06/07/2016 08:29:00 2/5 By MyMarksy
This app does not work if you put the Mac to sleep or even just close the lid - I have to keep on putting the username and password in again - A REAL PAIN. Also the same if another user uses it then on both occations you need to put the information back in - they really need to get it sorted. This has been the same for a long time but they are having problems sorting this issue out!!!!!!!

love love love (1.3.2)
23/06/2016 18:50:00 5/5 By thelaird
i love this i can watch all uk content when abroad all the players i regard it highly 5stars 10 if i could

Excellent (1.3.2)
18/06/2016 09:23:00 5/5 By Hammershields
This works well for me. Sometimes I want to access something in the UK which I cannot when abroad, such as the National Lottery. This, when set correctly to UK allows me to do so. I haven’t tried it yet with BBC iPlayer but will report back.

Hotspot Shield (1.3.2)
14/06/2016 10:05:00 4/5 By Khalid Turk
I am very pleased with it!!

nnnn (1.3.2)
10/06/2016 20:33:00 5/5 By tafouseraza

Just OK (1.3.1)
28/05/2016 12:21:00 3/5 By The Dripping Tap
Hotspot Shield works adequately most of the time, although you do need fairly high internet speeds, which means where I want to use it most (hotels which usually block many decent TV & movie streaming sites) can be very frustrating. The admin of the provider & back up is awful - I’ve been cut off with months left & also had new subscriptions not recognised. Unfortunately I haven’t found anything better!

straight forward (1.3.1)
21/05/2016 19:24:00 5/5 By ILoveBaconAndEggs
nice free trial, you get what you pay for

Total garbage (1.3.1)
21/05/2016 11:19:00 1/5 By KarlShiv
Having already reported these issues to HSS, and received no workaround or fix, I advise people to avoid this version of HSS until the developers fix the following issues: 1. The VPN conection keeps dropping… which means that blocked sites (Netflix/BBC Iplayer) continually tell me that I am located in my home country rather than the country that owns the VPN IP address. Content is blocked. 2. HSS decided to remove the data counter from this version of their app which means it is impossible to find out if data is being transferred whilst connected to the VPN. Avoid, avoid avoid...

Appaling (1.3.1)
09/05/2016 04:53:00 1/5 By Chyciebabe
Worked fine for the first 8 months of my subscription, but since a number of updates in March 2016 has been rubbish. Constant loop of asking you to sign in and download a profile then informs you that you have exceeded your number of devices, which I haven’t, yet cannot log in to edit. Was very happy before, but now it’s just utter pants, which the help desk, or more accurately the no-help desk, just refuse to help with or even acknowledge. Sort it out, it’s been over 2 months.

Really great (1.3.1)
01/05/2016 12:41:00 5/5 By Dr Bully
Living all over the world, I have found this to be invaluble. I love it!

Used to be good (1.3.0)
06/03/2016 09:17:00 1/5 By J Connor
I’ve just renewed for 4 years at a cheap rate. This app doesnt connect to anywhere!!!! What a disappointment, the previous version was excellent. I have to use the Mac DMG which is a real pain. don’t bother.

Don’t do it (1.3.0)
03/03/2016 14:14:00 1/5 By Stopcomplaining :o)
This is a bad idea

GB not working (1.3.0)
03/03/2016 02:07:00 2/5 By Ballycraigy
GB is not working with the latest update. Have emailed support but nothing has changed as yet, frustrating, was working great before.

GB does not work with latest profile (1.3.0)
20/02/2016 19:37:00 1/5 By TomTomSelecta
GB does not work with latest profile - please can you fix as was working fine before.

Do not bother (1.2)
16/10/2015 18:47:00 1/5 By geoffduc
I do not usually write reviews but this time i felt i had no choice This really is shocking shocking software no connection to the UK for 2 days it is unacceptable My advice DO NOT PURCHASE and maybe then it will get rid of rip off merchants like these people

not working at all (1.2)
16/10/2015 18:32:00 1/5 By seemecme
this worked for a while. now not working at all. total waste of money and no idea how to get in touch with them to resolve … AVOID

rubbish (1.2)
29/09/2015 21:58:00 1/5 By Webtrendz
was working before the latest update, not can not even login into the account. When you try to reset password, no emails are sent.

DON`T BOTHER RUBBISH ££££££ $$$$$$$ €€€€ (1.2)
16/09/2015 17:02:00 1/5 By bubbly_soc

Do not buy (1.1.1)
13/07/2015 16:36:00 1/5 By Dont need the money
Need to install profiles all the time. When connected it is very slow, particularly google sites.

causing more trouble than it’s worth (1.1.1)
29/03/2015 10:24:00 2/5 By Oxford Rick
my experience with the app has been mixed. i first run the app off the website, then uninstalled and moved to the app downloaded off the app store. ive stopped using it now because loggin on through the VPN has caused logon problems with my email accounts. i have multiple email accounts and access them from a macbook, ipad and iphone. I’m mobile and log on from many places. Before Hotspot, i never had any issues, but now, I never know if my email is going to come through or need another password reset. This might be a problem with other systems, but it all started with Hotspot. Also, i have reported very slow (0.1mbps) speeds intermittentenly. finally, they have got to remove Kaboom! I have reported that Kaboom stops me from posting pages on social media sites, but Hotspot couldn’t fix it or explain whats happening all in all….i wont be renewing my Elite subscription

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