Hotspot Shield

Please select… in 10.8

Doesn't work in 10.7

Hotspot Shield

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

Hotspot Shield icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop and the wireless router. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers and hackers from viewing your email, instant messages, credit card information or anything else you send over a wireless network. Which means you remain anonymous and protect your privacy. Hotspot Shield security software is free to download, employs the latest VPN technology, and is easy to install and use. So go ahead – Get behind the Shield – try Hotspot Shield today!

Version 2.59
Developer AnchorFree
Status Please select…

0 ratings

Installed without issue in 10.7, I did have to set a manual DNS (to openDNS) in my network prefs to get it working

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[ mydan99]mydan99Anonymous 25 Jul 2012 19:11

not working on mountain lion, used to work on lion, tried downloading new version, still not working

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[ Kai]KaiAnonymous 26 Jul 2012 14:44

Works fine with Mountain Lion for me.

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[ saeed]saeedAnonymous 26 Jul 2012 21:26

not working with mountain lion

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[ Fullm00n]Fullm00nAnonymous 27 Jul 2012 04:05

Hotspot Shield is not working on Mountain Lion for me either…
Will there be any hope?

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[ Xiaopa]XiaopaAnonymous 27 Jul 2012 06:03

Not working on Mountain Lion. Gets connected, icon turns green but then no website is loading. :-(

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[ ANSI]ANSIAnonymous 27 Jul 2012 09:28

Same thing here with mountain lion. Even with the newest version it gets connected but then it doesn't open any web page. By the guy where it is working, did u do a clean installation or did u update? Did u change any connection settings in mountain lion?

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[ DL]DLAnonymous 27 Jul 2012 13:26

Yes, same symptoms. Icon turns green but no connection. Their tech support says it's not compatible with Mountain Lion at this time, they're working on a compatible version, but no ETA. Click on Support Forums and search for Mountain Lion at:

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[ J.]J.Anonymous 27 Jul 2012 15:03

Icon turns green but then impossible to load anything from internet!

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[ Pierre]PierreAnonymous 31 Jul 2012 06:39

I've found a workaround that allows Hotspot Shield to work on Mountain Lion:

"…2) I went into Network Preferences/Advanced
3) Clicked on the DNS tab
4) Added two new OpenDNS servers: & by pressing the '+' button

5) I clicked OK and then Apply
6) I connected to VPN and voila - everything works fine. Wifi works also while VPN is disconnected. "

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[ RT]RTAnonymous 02 Aug 2012 05:56

Thank you Pierre… You saved our lives!!!! It works!!!

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[ ]Anonymous 25 Aug 2012 18:18

where is the download link

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[ Anderson]AndersonAnonymous 02 Oct 2012 01:49


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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ fyrefly]fyreflyAnonymous 11 May 2011 19:07

HotSpot Shield currently requires Rosetta, as it's still a PowerPC application. (SIDENOTE: Really? The transition to Intel happened in 2006!)

Lion doesn't have the Rosetta PPC emulation layer in it anymore, so HotSpot Shield won't work.

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[ The_Ben]The_BenAnonymous 07 Jun 2011 21:52

Their website says it supports Lion, but I didn't check it. Someone should though, or else contacting them and letting them know about it is a good idea :)

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[ The_Ben]The_BenAnonymous 08 Jun 2011 08:49

update: just downloaded the new version from their website - works just fine, it's now a universal application.

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YonathanYonathanAnonymous 13 Jul 2011 16:10

@fyrefly If you download the latest version from de HSS website you'll find out that it works fine! :)

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[ aole]aoleAnonymous 19 Jul 2011 01:26

w the link downloda ?

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noushadnoushadAnonymous 12 Oct 2011 06:17

my mac is os x10.5.8 Dual 2 ghz powerpc g5, dounloaded anchor free hotspot shield 1.582 but not supporting (Intel-base mac is required)? can i use any version or no? which vpn software supported this mac?

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noushadnoushadAnonymous 12 Oct 2011 06:27

my mac os x dual ppc, downloaded hotspot shield 1.582 but not supported this

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[ ]Anonymous 17 Dec 2011 23:50

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