Magazine review of Hotspot Shield misses the fact that it’s adware
The July print edition of PCWorld carried an (otherwise great) article “How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi” (pp 94) that recommended Hotspot Shield VPN software. Unfortunately the magazine neglected to tell its readers that Hotspot Shield has some serious issues and Sunbelt’s VIPRE detects it as adware. We can’t really tell if the magazine is ignoring the issue or just didn’t notice.
Hotspot Shield “Software License and Terms of Service” states:
“9.1 Advertisements. AnchorFree may deliver third-party advertisements (‘Advertisements’) within the content of any web page accessed. Advertisements may be injected into the top of the page, inserted directly into the page content, or even displayed to overlay the page.”
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