As Seen In The New York Times, CNN, Fast Company, FOX, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week.
Hotspot Shield VPN client is one of the most popular VPN software offerings in the world, with over 200 million downloads. What makes Hotspot Shield free VPN client popular is the wide array of features and immense functionality it offers to its users. It encrypts network traffic, secures your web session, allows you to surf anonymously, unblocks sites and offers protection while you are surfing on public Wi-Fi networks. An encrypted tunnel connects your computer to the Hotspot Shield server in the US and all of your network traffic flows through this secured tunnel. Neither online snoopers nor your ISP can track you back to your computer as you surf the web anonymously, in absolute privacy.
Protection on public Wi-Fi
People who travel a lot and use public Wi-Fi hotspots at airports, hotels, and coffee shops are at the biggest risk of losing their online identity. Many of these hotspots have unprotected and unsecured network connections. Whatever you send or receive over an unencrypted network is also accessible to other people using that network. Hackers or snoopers can easily intercept any vulnerable data from online transactions. Hotspot Shield VPN client provides an encrypted network. It secures your data, credit card information, downloads, instant messages, and passwords from online threats and allows you to browse the internet in privacy.
Some websites are blocked either by the government of your country, your ISP, or your school or work network administrator for one reason or another. Some websites such as Netflix, Hulu, or Pandora are available only to users from the United States. You can download a VPN client to get unrestricted access to any content you want. With Hotspot Shield you can access Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora also from Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, or other countries. Hotspot Shield allows you to surf anonymously from a US IP address and gives you uncensored access to Hulu outside the US. You can also play online games, access Facebook from school, access YouTube from office and access Gmail at work with our free VPN client.
Anonymous web surfing
In order to protect your privacy and ensure the security of your web activity, we recommend that you surf the web anonymously. It may sound erratic but it isn't so. Install Hotspot Shield VPN client to surf incognito. It replaces the IP address assigned to you by your ISP with a new US IP address belonging to one of its servers. Whenever you go online using the Hotspot Shield free VPN client, you always browse the web as a foreign user, no matter what your actual location is. Surfing the web anonymously means that neither your government, your ISP, your network administrator, nor the online snoopers can trace your actual location. This in turn means that your passwords, credit card information, online shopping data, instant messages and downloads are secure, private and non-traceable.