Today’s video will end search of those Who are fed up with Hotspot Shield’s speed, performance issues and annoying pop up advertisements and looking for free yet best alternatives to Hotspot Shield. I’ve compiled a list of 5 best and free VPN services.
Hotspot Shield is offered in premium and free versions. Hotspot Shield free version was doubtlessly a very popular VPN software a few years ago. While Hotspot Shield Elite is still used by a lot of people. There is a plethora of annoying problems in free version. If you’re thinking to use free version then be ready to tolerate advertisements while surfing the web. The biggest deal breaker thing in the free version is that sometimes It does not even let you connect to the internet no matter it is turned on or off. In addition, Do not expect reliable speed and anonymity in free version. Because there are 8 servers at your disposal and all are flooded with users.
Although this alternative to Hotspot Shield is a premium VPN service but People behind SurfEasy also offer a free package in which you can use 500MB data per month. SurfEasy offers a reward program to free users through which free users can earn additional data protection. Free package allows you use SurfEasy on five devices but BitTorrent traffic is not supported in the free version.
SurfEasy is super easy to install and use. But You must register an account to use it. This Hotspot Shield alternative can be used on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS a VPN desktop client and as an app on Android, Amazon and Apple iOS. As well as SurfEasy extensions for Google Chrome and Opera are available to use that makes it more quicker to install and easy to use.
So far I have seen no advertisements since installation. Speed is much better and decent than Hotspot Shield. Currently, SurfEasy has 16 VPN servers in Asia, Europe, Australia and America. Contrary to Hotspot Shield, You are allowed to use all available VPN servers. SurfEasy does not keep users logs in both free and premium versions.
This alternative to Hotspot Shield is best known for accessing geo blocked content on Hulu, Netflix and other online streaming services. TunnelBear is offered in free and premium versions. Free version lets its users use only 500MB of free traffic while you can use unlimited data in Giant and Grizzly premium packages. If you have a Twitter account then You can extend 500MB data to 1.5 GB for free with a tweet.
Before you use TunnelBear, You need to register a free account on TunnelBear.Com. As well as you will have to download and install Microsoft .Net Framework 4 before installing and using TunnelBear desktop client. TunnelBear desktop client is designed for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. Tunnelbear also has apps for Android and Apple iOS mobile operating systems. If you don’t want to install its desktop client then you can use it in all Chromium based web browsers including Google Chrome, Opera, UC browser and others as a browser extension. Desktop client, app and browser extension are pretty easy to use and user friendly.
People behind TunnelBear offer 19 VPN locations to choose from. The best thing is that free and premium users can use all available VPN servers. While testing it, I used the free version and found that Speed is a bit lacking. TunnelBear does not keep logs of its users’ activities.
SecurityKISS Tunnel is another famous and easy to use VPN service to mask your IP address, access blocked websites and geo blocked content. SecurityKISS Tunnel has many advantages over other available alternatives to Hotspot Shield.
SecurityKISS Tunnel does not require you to register an account in order to use it. You can use it without having an account on SecurityKISS.Com. Just download and install SecurityKISS Tunnel software and start using it. Usually other free VPN services offer 500MB of free data every month but people behind SecurityKISS Tunnel provide its free users 9000MB of free data for 1 month In other words, You get 300 MB per day for free.
There are many things you can only use in premium packages of SecurityKiss Tunnel. For example, You can switch between 9 virtual locations out of 106 servers in green which is a free plan. As well as torrenting is not allowed in free plan.
The biggest deal breaker is that They keeps users logs for 10 days and People behind this privacy protection software impose a specific data limit even in premium plans except EMERALD premium package which is unlimited.
SecurityKISS Tunnel does not have any browser add-on while desktop client or app is designed for 6 operating systems Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, Apple iOS and Windows mobile.
This is another great software to surf the web incognito and access censored content and blocked websites. This Hotspot Shield alternative is an ad supported free VPN software. Although advertisements don’t annoy its free users, but You can get rid of advertisements by purchasing Okayfreedom premium plan. In free plan, You are given 2GB of data limit while the premium plan is unlimited.
Okayfreedom desktop client is only designed for users of Microsoft Windows. No other operating system is supported. As well as They offer no browser extension. In the free version, You don’t need to create an account to use Okayfreedom. Just install Okayfreedom desktop client and start using it.
Although OkayFreedom VPN installation and setup process are very easy to do. But they provide you an online installer which could create problems for those who use an unreliable internet connection. As well as you may be asked to install a few additional programs.
This Germany based VPN service does not record users logs. Okayfreedom has 16 virtual locations. I’ve used it for a year and found it a very lightweight with decent speed.
I’m quite positive today’s compiled list of 4 best and free to use alternatives to Hotspot Shield has been informative and useful to you. I do hope you have found what you were looking for. Please share your favorite VPN services with us using the comment section.
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