Hotspot Shield User Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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  1.  100% 

    I Agree with you

    I have used Hotspot Shield for many years and when tested against many of the big names it was always faster. I find it reliable and never need to use customer support anymore. It did not work well in China when I last tried to use it there.

  2.  20% 

    Terrible service

    I used this whilst I was in China. It automatically runs when you boot up the computer. I was sent to Ghana or Nigeria, I can't remember where and booted up my laptop. One of these countries is on their 'don't use in this country' list so they continued to take my money but stopped my access as punishment. I explained to them what had happened after I discovered why I had not Internet access through the VPN but they couldn't give a damn. It was a good piece of software, but terrible inhuman service when you need to deal with actual humans.

  3.  100% 

    Great for torrenting.

    It was great for protection, I didn't have to worry when I was downloading torrents, it was great! I would definately recommend hotspot shield to friends if they needed it.

  4.  100% 

    It works!

    I needed to be able to work on sights that my company would block. Hotspot Shield delivered what I needed at a reasonable cost.

  5.  100% 

    World Best VPN

    World Best vpn is Hotspot vpn. Awesome security, Awesome protection and stability Esta and west Hotspot is Best

  6.  100% 

    Using Hotspot Shield

    Verified Purchase

    I have been using Hotspot Shield for more than 7 years now. first time I use it to bypass the restriction by my FAI to access some website. today I'm using it when I'm connecting to the internet with WIFI. Easy, simple and very secure, I encourage you to use it.

  7.  100% 

    Best VPN ever

    Verified Purchase

    Good speed and good protection Always be happy with this VPN. Try onther vpn and i know Hotspot Sheild is the best!!

  8.  100% 

    Always dependable!

    Verified Purchase

    When I was living in Mexico I remember that I was always blocked out of certain American radio stations and apps, like Tune In, but my nephew told me about Hotspot Shield, and ever since I started using it, it worked to bypass the international restrictions. I also liked how user friendly it is, and how it works silently in the background, without slowing down my laptop.

  9.  60% 

    Works great, but with quirks.

    Verified Purchase

    The VPN functionality works as it should, but there are a few quirks that appear now and then, and some that have been around since I signed up. On Android 8.1.0, and prior versions: i) Despite the the fact that I have it set not to auto start on reboot, it does so. ii) The app continually restarts no matter that I quit it. I have to terminate it in Android settings. iii) When I do start it, even though I set it to auto turn-on with unsecured and secured wi-fi, and even mobile networks, it does not do so - I have to start the connection manually. I reported these three problems when I signed up, and just gave up waiting for them to be fixed. On Windows 10: i) Occasional cases where response times are awful, but I've never reported these; ii) A current problem from the latest version update, which I've reported as a bug, where the App auto starts and auto turns on even though all settings are contrary to that requirement. But, overall good enough and I stick with it.

  10.  60% 

    It's okay.

    Verified Purchase

    The hotspot shield program is alright, nothing too amazing; I mostly like it for it's ease of use, just one click and you're done. Found it a bit stingy that they would only give the first ten reviewers a free subscription though; personally I think they should change the subscription time to be based on amount of use rather than overall subscription time. I only used hotspot shield roughly maybe once a month in the year I've had it for set periods of time. I'm sure there are people in the world who go to more fishy sites and hang with worse online communities though; where this could help them a bit. But honestly by that point you may as well just be using Thor for free.

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