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Hotspot Shield VPN for Windows PC

Hotspot Shield is the “world’s fastest VPN,” as verified by Ookla’s Speedtest. By connecting to one of our 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries — including 35+ cities around the world — your internet traffic is encrypted. This ensures you can browse the web securely and privately, keeping your sensitive data protected.

How do I download a Windows VPN?

Follow these simple four steps to easily download a VPN for Windows PC in seconds.

  • Step 1


    Download Hotspot Shield VPN on your Windows PC

  • Step 2


    Open up the Hotspot Shield app and click “Connect”

  • Step 3

    Select location

    Select the VPN server location you wish to connect to

  • Step 4

    You’re all set

    Enjoy your favorite content with peace of mind

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Hotspot Shield VPN: Key features for Windows PC

  • Military-grade encryption

    Privacy and security that also blocks 57 million malware and phishing sites a day

  • Global internet access

    We offer 3,200 servers in 80+ countries, including 35+ cities around the world

  • Patented Hydra protocol

    Hotspot Shield’s proprietary Hydra VPN protocol is verified by experts as the fastest secure VPN on the market

  • Unlimited bandwidth

    Get Premium today and stream as much as you want. Unlimited bandwidth means you never have to stop using our VPN.

  • 24/7 live tech support

    We’re here to help Premium members with any questions or issues. We’ll be with you in seconds, not minutes or hours.

  • 45-day money-back guarantee

    We’re so confident you’ll love everything about Hotspot Shield, you can try it completely risk-free for 45-days

  • Link up to 5 devices

    Create an account to link up to 5 devices, including your phone, tablet, and TV

  • Privacy you can trust

    We don’t record your VPN browsing activity in any way that can be associated to you

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People love Hotspot Shield VPN for Windows

  • One of the most trusted and secure VPNs

    Mask your IP address, browse anonymously, (and) establish an encrypted connection.

    — Abir M.

  • Always dependable

    I like how user friendly it is, and how it works silently in the background, without slowing down my laptop.

    — Linda G.

  • Essential for peace of mind

    With all the online security concerns today, this is one app everyone should have on every device connected to the internet!

    — Rick B.


Why choose Hotspot Shield VPN for Windows

Access the internet without borders

With 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries — including 35+ cities around the world — it’s never been easier to access content from across the globe. Whether you’re traveling abroad and want to watch your favorite streaming service as if you were back home, or whether you need to access websites and services that are restricted in your area, Hotspot Shield’s sophisticated encryption means you can access the content you want, when you want it.

“By far the fastest VPN”

World’s fastest VPN, verified by experts

Most of the leading VPN providers all use the same antiquated open source technology. Hotspot Shield is different. We built our own patented Hydra protocol from the ground up, and it delivers a far more consistent VPN connection — not to mention speeds over 2x faster than the nearest competition when connected to long-distance servers. In fact, Speedtest found Hotspot Shield actually increased download speed by more than 26.2% compared to when not using a VPN, while all other providers decreased speed by at least 42.5%.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best free VPN for PC?

TechRadar ranks Hotspot Shield as the best free VPN for Windows PC. We offer a free and paid version of our VPN app. Our free app, called Hotspot Shield Basic, is ideal for those who simply want to ensure their connection is encrypted and their data is secure.

For more features — such as 80+ countries to choose from, unlimited data, 4x faster speeds, 24/7 tech support, and much more — we offer Hotspot Shield Premium. This is the most advanced VPN on the market, and as an added bonus, your purchase of Hotspot Shield’s Premium VPN for Windows arrives with three additional privacy and security apps free of charge — 1Password to manage and secure your passwords, Robo Shield to identify and block robocalls, and Identity Guard to protect against identity theft.

What’s the best VPN for laptops?

Hotspot Shield is compatible as a VPN for Windows PC or as a VPN for Mac. Regardless of what laptop you have, our VPN is easy to use and provides you with the access you need.

How do I use a VPN for Windows?

Using a VPN for Windows is easy. Simply press “Connect” in your VPN app and your Wi-Fi connection is instantly encrypted and secure. To get a VPN for Windows, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Download Hotspot Shield VPN for Windows
Step 2: Open up the app and sign in
Step 3: Press “Connect”
Step 4: You’re all set! Your internet connection is now encrypted

Having connected your Hotspot Shield app, you can now choose between 80+ VPN server locations to access new content from across the globe. This is especially useful when you travel and want to watch your local streaming services, like Netflix, for example.

How do I connect to a VPN server on Windows?

With Hotspot Shield connected, simply click the “Virtual locations” tab from within the app. This will open up a list of 80+ locations to choose from — including 35+ city locations around the globe. Simply select your country (and city if applicable) and Hotspot Shield will automatically connect you to the VPN server in that location.

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