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Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy review

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Patricia Curtis

Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy review

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The Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy & Wi-Fi Security from AnchorFree provides users with guaranteed online security through encrypted channel browsing and anonymizing IP addresses. You probably won’t find a better service that gives you comfort during private browsing. 

Interface 4/5

This free VPN service uses a contemporary Chrome proxy extension for its free VPN allowing ‘virtual mobility,’ i.e., basically it helps you as if stay in a large number of places at the same time. Besides HTTPS encryption, you also get a 500 MB daily data allowance with this version. It requires Android 4.1 or higher and affords zero DNS leaks.

Features 4/5

The Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy & Wi-Fi Security allows you to unblock geo-restricted content which is great because you can browse content from any location. However, this app is only limited to a US-based server, unlike the paid version.

AnchorFree provides proprietary VPN which is great because it makes the app extremely fast. Plus, it guarantees stable and secure performance. You also don’t need to present any information to use this free service. And you can get and use it simultaneously on multiple devices. Each account will be treated as a separate. With the Chrome extension, you will be able to use split-tunneling, i.e., access different domains at the same time. 

This free VPN service also doesn’t keep any logs of users or their activities. Therefore, it is just perfect for those who are looking for free, safe apps from verified developers. AnchorFree offers a 7-day trial version of the

Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy & Wi-Fi Security for its users to decide what version they want to use in the future – free or paid.

Usability 4/5

The app is relatively simple and easy to navigate. It is compatible with Android devices, and it offers great features. This free VPN service offers 500MB of internet data per day, and a simultaneous usage of to 5 devices.

There have been privacy concerns about AnchorFree redirecting traffic to third-party websites because of its ads, but the developers clarified that they use the same technique to tunnel funded ads.

Compatibility 4/5

The app requires Android 4.1 or higher and is currently running on version 5.8.5. Most Android devices are fully compatible with the Chrome extension that is offered by AnchorFree. The app is also compatible with other platforms such as Windows and iOS. 


If you want to encrypt your traffic and change your IP address anytime you need it, feel free to install the Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy & Wi-Fi Security. If you need to unlock more features, you can upgrade from free to paid version.

However, torrent fans find a free version great. But the main disadvantage of this app is numerous annoying ads that constantly redirect its users to third-party sites.
Considering this is a free VPN software, it’s a great and easy to use app that offers great features. Ads still pose a problem because privacy issues are involved.


  • HTTPS connection 
  • Access to US-based content
  • Fast, great for public Wi-Fi


  • Paid ads raise privacy concerns
  • Persistent connectivity problems

Interface 4

Features 4

Usability 4

Compatibility 4

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