Hotspot Shield Elite allows you to secure your internet access and browse sites that aren't normally available in your area.
Create a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Hotspot Shield Elite creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your PC and the internet gateway of its editor (AnchorFree). No setup of Hotspot Shield Elite is required. A secondary window opens in your browser, and a green and red shield in the status bar indicates whether Hotspot Shield Elite is connected or disconnected.
A secure, encrypted internet connection
Using Hotspot Shield Elite you get a secure, encrypted internet connection. All of your most confidential data will be protected by interceptions (bank details and passwords), even if you're using a public Wi-Fi network. As well, a new IP address will be allocated, allowing you to surf anonymously.
Another advantage of using this type of service is that you'll be able to access websites which are blocked in your area. Convenient for unrestricted access to the content of some video portals like YouTube and Netflix or music on Pandora.
Bypass geographical restrictions
Hotspot Shield Elite is an effective and simple service for securing your internet connection and bypassing geographical restrictions on some websites.
- Most recently, the developers have added malware protection meaning that while using Hotspot Shield, you shouldn't get infected by anything that may damage your system.