Hotspot Shield free for Mac, Android APK

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  • Developer AnchorFree GmbH.
  • Version 4.3.0
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  • Language en

Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology enables users to access internet content by circumventing your local restrictions policy. Hotspot Shield VPN Proxy provides this service with another layer of security and privacy through an encrypted channel between the user's device and the target website. Hotspot Shield hides the real IP address to protect any device from being tracked, allowing direct access to restricted websites, even behind the firewalls.

What is Hotspot Shield?

Hotspot Shield is a public VPN service operated by AnchorFree, an internet privacy and security company providing advanced secure and private web browsing technologies for businesses and consumers. Hotspot Shield is a reliable, resilient, and secure service that greatly helps people around the world browse the internet privately and securely.

What are the key features of Hotspot Shield?

  • Unblock geo-restricted contents: By encrypting all your traffic via Hotspot Shield, you'll get access to global media, video, messaging or social apps, and networks. Powered by Aura, Hotspot Shield offers VPN coverage from 20 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Canada, and more.

  • Security: Hotspot Shield ensures maximum privacy and security. Your IP address, identity, and location will remain hidden from trackers. Built-in malware and protection go even further to help you avoid malicious software and sites. Moreover, Hotspot Shield doesn't track or keep tabs on the activity of its users, meaning your security and privacy are guaranteed.

  • Fast and Free: With Hotspot Shield, you can use the basic features for free forever or upgrade to Elite for unlimited features. In addition, their proprietary servers ensure the fastest VPN speed and the most stable and secured connections.

  • Best Customer Support: Hotspot Shield has been installed more than 400 million times and has a very reliable customer support service. If you have any questions or suggestions, get in contact via

How to use Hotspot Shield?

  1. Once installed, open the application.
  2. Click on the Start button to turn Hotspot Shield VPN on.
  3. Once it is connected, you can switch the VPN server location. Click on the country name above the map and to the right of Server location.

Is Hotspot Shield really free?

Hotspot Shield is a free download with two packages available.

  • 1-month subscription - $12.99/month.
  • Annual subscription - $7.99/month (save 38%).

Is Hotspot Shield safe?

Yes, Hotspot Shield is a safe VPN solution providing strong technical guarantees. You will experience no DNS leaks, it offers strong encryption, and the proprietary tunneling technology protocols keep your security at a safe level. In addition, Hotspot Shield does not log personal data (except your connection duration and the server it assigns to you).

Is there a better alternative?

There are plenty of other alternatives depending on your preferences and budget, and we have compiled the best VPN services just for you.

How to uninstall Hotspot Shield?

  • On macOS, first, ensure the application is not running. Check if the Hotspot Shield icon is in the taskbar, and if so, click on it and click on Quit. Then, launch Finder, and open the Application folder. Find the Hotspot Shield app, right-click on it, and select Move to Trash.
  • On Windows, type Hotspot Shield in the search bar, right-click on it, and select Uninstall.
  • On other devices, you can uninstall the app as usual.

Does Hotspot Shield hide my IP address?

Yes, Hotspot Shield hides your IP address no matter where you are worldwide. Indeed, your original IP address is replaced by one of the Hotspot Shield servers' IP addresses, so you cannot be tied back to your real one.

Can you be tracked with Hotspot Shield?

As Hotspot Shield swaps your real IP address with one of their servers' IPs, you cannot be personally tracked using that piece of data. In addition, it guarantees no DNS leaks and reliable tunneling encryption, so no third parties can track you or consult your browsing activities.

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