Hotspot shield for mac is a combo package for the mac users. It provides service as an Antivirus as well as service as a free VPN for mac.
So, don’t get fooled by the notion that MAC is more secure from malware than compared to other operating systems. Even if you secure your MAC using antiviruses still you are prone to infected sites. So, to protect your MAC from online malware hotspot shield is required. If you are still not convinced to use hotspot shield than its other features will make you bleed to get it for your MAC. Mac Hotspot as a free VPN for mac encrypts all the data that is being received or sent from your MAC to any online server which provides protection from hackers.
It also provides VPN tunnel to a routable IP that means you can now bypass any firewall rules which are set by network administrator that means now you can open any website even if those are blocked in your office or college.
Download Hotspot Shield for Mac: A free VPN for Mac
- Go to Hotspot shield Downloads page.
- The below window will appear. Click on Get Hotspot Shield Today.
- Locate the downloaded file HSS-3.40-444.dmg and double-click to mount the disk image or .dmg file. The downloaded file should mostly be in your Downloads folder.
- Next the Hotspot Shield window will appear prompting you to Click on Hotspot shield icon. Click on Hotspot Shield icon.
- Then, the below window appears. Agree by clicking on Continue.
- Next, the Install Hotspot Shield window will appear as shown below.
- Click on Continue. It will show you License agreement window. You can review the policies here. If you want to continue, then click on Agree.
- Next the Installation Type window will appear. If you wish to change the location of your download you can change here by clicking on Change Install Location as shown in below window. Then click on Install button.
- Then, a window will prompt asking you to enter username and password of your Mac with administrative privilege. Then Click Install software
- On Completion of the installation, the below window appears.Now click on Close button at the bottom of the page.
Now, your hotspot shield for Mac is ready. You can explore it’s various features by going through all the tabs options namely Protection, Share, Preferences and Take a Tour.
- Protection tab allows you to virtually connect to a country and access its local content and makes your IP private by changing your IP address. Even you can pause the protection process and set it for later time like after 15 minutes or 1 hour etc. The below window will appear on clicking Protection tab.
- When you click on Test Protection a link opens up in browser Find IP info . There you can see changed IP based on location you have selected. In free version only location available is USA. In order to get other locations like Spain, France, India, Russia and many more you need to upgrade it(paid).
- Share tab lets you share about Hotspot Shield for Mac over social networking sites that includes Facebook, Twitter, Email(Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo). The below window will appear on clicking Share tab.
- Preferences tab you can set the level of protection based on your requirement. It shows you three levels of protection as shown in below window.
- Take a Tour tab will open the Hotspot Shield Tour page in your browser. There you can see everything about Hotspot Shield and you can create your Account also there.
With Hotspot Shield, you can browse blocked content easily without revealing your identity and enhanced security over public Wi-Fi connection.