Hotspot Shield is a software solution that adds a supplemental protection layer to your computer, as it has the necessary features to secure a Wi-Fi and a wired connection even in public places.
The application actually protects the data transfers, so every bit you send and receive when connected to a certain network will be encrypted, no matter if it is personal information, bank accounts or any other type of private details.
The installation procedure is rather straightforward, but you will have to look carefully at each prompt if you want to avoid the third party software it comes bundled with. On the other hand, Hotspot Shield remains very friendly with computer resources all the time, which means you should be able to run it on older machines as well.
The identity protection features enable you to remain anonymous during your online sessions. Your personal details are kept invisible to third party ISPs (Internet service providers) and websites. Also, all transactions are secured through HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) encryption.