Hotspot Shield VPN Review

Hotspot Shield








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  • Free version available


  • It is by no means safe to use it.
  • Data transfer to the US authorities
  • Presumably equipped with a Trojan for monitoring users

Hotspot Shield Review: Be Careful With It!

We tested a VPN provider that has a special relationship with US authorities and secret governmental services. Hotspot Shield VPN.

Of course, many questions arose about why someone offers the VPN service as anonymization. A service, which is directly supported by U.S. intelligence bodies! You must understand the logic. Many citizens in the United States continue to think that the authorities want to do only the good for them. That is, without a doubt, true. But do we want to trust such a service after all the information that we know from the time of Edward Snowden’s documents – is another question!

“Hotspot Shield users trust US authorities to protect the privacy of foreigners.”

Product descriptionHotspot Shield
Recommended applicationsavoiding geo-blocking


This review is also slightly different from our usual format. So far, we have not received any technical answers to our written requests to Hotspot Shield VPN. Much of what we found was confirmed by our assumptions. There are clear ties with US NSA intelligence, as well as with the FBI! And finally, each user must be aware of the potential for “monitoring”. The provider is now a part of Pango.

To find out more about the service, we have had a look at the responsible managers of Hotspot Shield. We found out about the proximity and relations with the US authorities. The employees of this company are working or have worked before in government bodies.

Prices / Tariffs

The basic service is provided to you today for free. It offers unlimited NSA access to your PC, including tracking all your activities and all due to your privacy!

Prices / Tarifs
Free using
Tariff (1 (Family) Month )19.99 USD
Tariff (1 (Premium) Month )12.99 USD
Tariff (12 (Family) Months )143.88 USD (per month 11.99 USD)
Tariff (12 (Premium) Months )95.99 USD (per month 8 USD)
Number of connections per account5
Test optionsFree tarif is availableMoney back guarantee

Streaming – TV and video content

Streaming is allowed and possible in all available locations.

Streaming TV and video content
Use on the home router
Use with KODI
FireTV App
Avoid warnings
Supported streaming platforms


With Hotspot Shield you can use torrenting on all servers and all device platforms. Yet, we have not received any details about the privacy policy.

Download and Torrent
Torrent usage allowed
Own Torrent Server
Avoid warnings
Port forwarding


Anyone who installs this service can also voluntarily become part of the US International Internet Surveillance Strategy.

Hotspot Shield

At first glance, it sounds ironic, but it has a rather serious background. Technical components of the service allow you to control users much better than without using a case. With approximately 400 million PC installations worldwide, Hotspot shield can be a very interesting factor in your worldwide monitoring strategy for the Internet!

Specifications also allow for targeted monitoring. In our test, we installed the application on a specially prepared Windows PC. In addition to the usual VPN connection certificates, access certificates have also been installed. Besides, it could technically be unnoticed on the user’s PC to connect or request various data for sending to the server. Data transmission will also be encrypted, and thus, the user is unlikely to be able to prove this.

This is also especially bad from our point of view, as the service has been widely advertised in Turkey in recent years. Government activists must trust this service. As a Turkish journalist recently reported via Twitter, he was accused of criticizing the government and he always used this service himself.

Of course, Hotspot Shield is available in all languages!

A simple trojan, such as HotspotShield, is used only if it is easy to install. Language versions help a lot with this. service is translated into all the necessary languages ​​of the world.

Special functions
Always On Server
Dedicated Server
IP changing
IPv6 (new)
Load Balancing
Malware filter
Multi Hop VPN
No logfiles
Obfuscation (Mask)
Own Hardware
Own IP adresses
Own Torrent Server
Port forwarding
RAM-Disc (k.HDD)
Shared IP
Smart DNS
Static IP
Tracking Blocker
Virtual servers
VPN with TOR

Hotspot Shield VPN on the router

Use on routers and other devices is excluded! The provider does not offer such an opportunity. Thus, we recommend VyprVPN, which is compatible with routers.

Using with VPN-Client Router
Using with Routers
Load Balancing
Fail-safe operation
Own router application
Compatible with


VPN for travelling and in foreign countries
Using in restrictive networks (China, hotels)
Obfuscation (masking)
Protection in unsafe WiFi-networks
Shadowsocks or SOCKS5


Unfortunately, Hotspot Shield is not compatible with any gaming systems.

Online gaming
Low latency
Use on game consoles
DDoS protection


Max. speed tested
Germany | 12.12.2019

Customer support

The service offers a 24/7 live chat. So you can always report a problem.

Erstellt am: 12/09/2019

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