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Hotspot Shield
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Screenshot of Hotspot Shield 8.21, a hotspot protection app for the Windows operating system.
Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Jul 22, 2019
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Fernando Ortega

Secure your wi-fi connection from hackers and watch region-restricted television while hiding your actual IP address and location

A review of Hotspot Shield by Fernando Ortega

Note: Hotspot Shield comes bundled with adware.

The time has finally come that users from across the planet can access online services normally available in the United States only. If you're in Canada or anywhere else in the world, Hotspot Shield now offers an unlimited free VPN service which is ad supported.

The price of a VPN can sometimes be an expensive investment just to be able to watch region-restricted content like Discovery Channel Online, Hulu, Netflix USA or a huge array of services only available in the United States.

How can Canadians access Hulu? How can you access USA Network in Canada? Want to watch the U.S. version of Netflix? Hotspot shield is the perfect companion.

When we last tested this program, we were also able to watch programs with the PlayOn media player by Mediamall in Canada. Users in Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom have also reported success at watching services like Hulu and the U.S. version of Netflix.

Keep in mind this is a free solution and it normally works, but Hulu tends to block known IP addresses served by Hotspot Shield. This program is also ad-supported and ads might interfere with the viewing of videos.

In order to get a free license with the Windows version, you should send a blank email to

Hotspot Shield is software which can hide your true IP address.

Features and highlights

  • Provides users with security
  • Freedom to read material from countries where it is censored
  • Possibility to watch US television from outside of the US
  • Canadians and other non-Americans can watch Hulu and Netflix (US Version)
  • Bypass blocked or politically sensitive content

Hotspot Shield on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from anonymous proxy software without restrictions. Hotspot Shield is available to all software users as a free download for Windows 10 PCs but also without a hitch on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Compatibility with this hotspot protection software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Hotspot Shield may be available from AnchorFree Inc.

Filed under:
  1. Hotspot Shield Download
  2. Freeware Anonymous Proxy Software
  3. Free VPN Software
  4. Major release: Hotspot Shield 8.21
  5. Hotspot Protection Software
Hotspot Shield has been picked by our editors as very good.
Hotspot Shield has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Hotspot Shield against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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Download Details

System Architecture:
Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
Size on disk:
13,434,576 B
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