Hotspot Shield is a software application developed by AnchorFree, Inc. that allows the user to connect to a virtual private network (VPN). It is used for securing Internet connections, often in unsecured networks.
Hotspot Shield VPN offers the following benefits:
It hides your IP and enables you to surf anonymously - An IP address is the digital fingerprint that you leave behind on every website you visit. Hackers use your IP address to trace you back to your PC, and ultimately, your identity. Hotspot Shield VPN for Windows shields your IP address by replacing it with one of our randomly selected US IP addresses.
You can unblock any website from anywhere - You may have often come across the message "website blocked" when you went online at school or work. This happened mostly when you tried to access Facebook or some other popular social networking or dating websites. Our VPN service lets you bypass internet filters and access any website you want as an anonymous user.
It provides you WiFi Security at public hotspots - Accessing the Internet using a WiFi connection at public places or hotspots (such as airports, hotels, coffee shops) exposes your emails, passwords and other personal data (for example, your bank information) to all of the users on the same WiFi connection. Recent studies have also shown that nearly half of all home WiFi networks, even those protected by passwords, are vulnerable to hacker attacks. Unprotected hotspots are a serious threat to your privacy and security. Hotspot Shield VPN for Windows encrypts all the data you exchange on the Internet, thus ensuring the security of your personal data at all times.