Hotspot Shield v2.47

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by berryracer, Jan 10, 2012.

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Dubai, UAE
    Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop and the wireless router. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers and hackers from viewing your email, instant messages, credit card information or anything else you send over a wireless network. Which means you remain anonymous and protect your privacy.

    Hotspot Shield security software is free to download, employs the latest VPN technology, and is easy to install and use.

    • Ensures your computer remains anonymous and private when logged on to free wi-fi hotspots.
    • Auto encrypts and protects inbound / outbound Internet traffic (email, instant messaging, VoIP calls, web surfing, etc.) as it’s transmitted thru the air, using wi-fi.
    • Thwarts wireless hackers keeping your personal data locked down while using an unsecured hotspot.
    • Provides professional security and protection without expensive or complex requirements.

    Limitations: This program is advertising supported and may offer to install third party programs that are not required for the program to run. These may include a toolbar, changing your homepage, default search engine or other third party programs. Please watch the installation carefully and do not install any of the additional toolbars or homepage integration

  2. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

    Nov 30, 2007

    They update this regularly, but I've not been able to find a changelog - does anyone know if there is one?

    Regarding "add ons" these can be avoided if you choose a custom install and uncheck the items you don't want. AnchorFree has a pretty loose definition of privacy and anonymity, but the free service does provide real protection in certain situations such as connecting over open Wifi and most of the time the bandwidth is good in my experience.
  3. victorvonhase

    victorvonhase Registered Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    You can block the Ads with NoScript in Firefox. Install it, allow scripts globally and block Anchorfree.

    Now compare Internet Explorer and Firefox: Your Firefox with Hotspotshield will show less Ads then your Internet Explorer without Hotspotshield.

    You can clean the rest in 7 minutes with:
    • Add Adblock Plus to Firefox
    • Add HTTPS-Everywhere
    • Disable all Plugins with the exeption of Flash.
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