Last updated on: 31/12/2013 by Rekha Yadav
Why Hotspot Shield?
Hotspot Shield protects network traffic in open wireless networks. It is equipped with a strong encryption technology that allows it to secure web sessions personal information and data transfers. The free software is based on a kind of VPN and protects all received and sent over the wireless LAN antenna data, whether emails, access codes or content of websites. The application hides your IP address and arranges for you to remain protected as you travel to different Wi-Fi locations as well.
How to use it?
Hotspot Shield connects after starting with a stationary server in the United States is based on a kind of VPN and forwards all internet data on this intermediate. Thus, even in open and unprotected wireless LAN all running on the network connection data for curious eyes of third parties remain virtually invisible. That's not enough, you can quickly acquire along the way to access Web content that are usually blocked for PCs with an IP address located in Germany such as certain online video lines or Internet radio station. The installation procedure is rather straightforward and Hotspot Shield remains very friendly with computer resources all the time which means you should be able to run it on older machines as well.
Cool interfacing after a long time!
Users now have a more clear option to connect or disconnect the VPN service. Its settings window allows you to configure the level of protection for the Network Detection feature you can set it to warn you each time your computer connects to new networks, to turn off both of these options or to auto-connect to unknown networks.
Hotspot Shield works fine installs quickly and requires no additional configuration. The software also pleasantly surprised at the test with a brisk data throughput.