It was a VPN service, not sure why it's called "One Month with Trial" here.
EDIT: So turns out Hotspot Shield, the company where I got the VPN’s trial from are the ones who named their product “One month with trial” in the Microsoft store. Whether this is intentional or not, I can’t be sure, but based on a lot of comments saying Hotspot Shield is known to do shit like this, I assume it was on purpose.
For those of you calling me a dumbass for choosing Hotspot Shield, I literally just needed a VPN for a one-time purpose and didn’t want to pay for it. I made enough research to make sure they wouldn’t steal my credit card, and it worked for my purpose
Also, I realize that the flair “NOT MICROSOFT” is making a lot of people think this is a phishing email. This email is legit from Microsoft, the product itself isn’t from Microsoft, but comes from the Microsoft store
I made sure the VPN was ~~reputable~~ legit! It's called Hotspot Shield, and it took me to the Microsoft store to download it (I always make sure links are authentic before I put any personal info in them). This email I received is also from Microsoft's domain, and the link to cancel my subscription worked fine
Edit: I called the VPN service reputable here, but I really just meant to say that I made enough research to make sure my card wasn’t getting stolen. I needed a VPN for a one-time purpose and just wanted something that worked, and to be fair it did. Now I never need to look at it again
FYI, Hotspot Shield is owned by AnchorFree. These people have a bad.
Ah. Okay, then; I might recommend uVPN or Hotspot Shield, though they both have a faster premium option if you are willing to pony up the money. I usually use Ultrasurf as my primary VPN and then Hotspot Shield as a backup. The advantage of these are that they don't require any download onto your computer; you only have to get Google Chrome.
I can sell you a shotgun for a really cheap price.
In all seriousness, don't pay attention to him. He is probably some shitstain that lives his life in a basement, continously telling his family that he will be a lolpro in the future, rather than get a proper job and education.
You may also want to use a proxy like Hotspot Shield, since those type of things change your IP to another IP.
I don't think Hotspot Shield was trying to be deceptive.
They named the subscription "One Month with Trial" to show that you are subscribing to 1 month of service, and receiving a trial. The issue comes that MS's automated email is expecting the Subscription name to be something like "Hotspot Shield Pro", so as a result the email becomes this confusing mess.
I highly recommend PIA, had an account for 2 years and it's just gotten better and better in that time. Can be used on mobile too and provides an adblocking option now too (although still worth using other adblockers too.)
Edit: For Netflix lovers I believe Hotspot Shield VPN is worth looking in to, used a free trial of theirs about a month ago and Netflix worked even when connected. How long that'll last I don't know, but if you'd rather the government not know you're watching Barbie Fairytopia at 3am on a Saturday night having ordered 3 large dominoes pizza with a bunch of Ben and Jerrys added on, after setting your facebook status to single.... well then it's worth the effort to find vpns that work with Netflix. :)
No, GMA did not took down the video. They just blocked us (Philippines) from viewing it.
I guess other countries can view the video?
UPDATE 1: I tested on a VPN on US, Germany, UK London... video is still blocked :/ (I used hidemyass free VPN web proxy)
UPDATE 2: Tested another VPN... Installed Hotspot Shield chrome ext, set my VPN to Germany... and video is showing.
It’s pretty sad that they interviewed Hotspot Shield in the article and pushes it as “one of the most popular VPNs in the world”. The reputation of that company as a privacy tool is pretty crappy:
Nobody likes the video but they still want YouTube, very few would still be supportive of the ban, most people are without internet so don't give a shit. Our interior minister tweeted that a firewall is supposed to go up next week which will censor the particular video and then YouTube will be unblocked. In the 5 or so months they did unblock it for roughly 2 hours before a dumbass TV channel started reporting that if you search for the video you can still find it.
Here are a couple of humourous and entertaining blog posts on the matter, which should give you a view on how most Pakistanis feel:
Edit: Forgot to mention, most Pakistanis on the internet use Hotspot Shield or some other proxy software and still use YouTube.
Hola! VPN is not safe. They do some pretty shady things with your data.
EDIT 1: In 2015, people found out Hola! VPN was selling part of their user's bandwidth to be used in a bot net. There are some articles, like this one, that explains the situation a little bit more in-depth.
EDIT 2: My current VPN provider is the free version of Hotspot Shield. It's pretty good, although not as good as the paid version.
I've used Hotspot Shield before. It's unlimited bandwidth and more than adequate speeds for free. The only thing is that it'll show ads every now and then on the top of pages (which are blocked by AdBlock, anyway).
I'm not sure, when I lived in the Middle East I found that Hidemyass was the most reliable free VPN. If someone is willing to shell out the dough, I've had good experiences with Hotspot Shield too.
Honestly though, my technical knowledge is limited, at best. I'm not even entirely sure what "DNS filtering" means.
Get free VPN software like Hotspot Shield, proXPN, etc, or you can buy a VPN service and you can watch or use region specific services. At least you aren't breaking the law by torrenting copyrighted stuff. Although, some VPN providers are just for torrenting, or look the other way when it comes to torrenting.
Don't install "anti-spyware apps." These are junk.
What VPN are you using? Not all are equal:
Hotspot Shield accused of snooping on VPN users and selling data to advertisers
I am trying this out. The similar Hotspot Shield has stopped working for the last few months but fingers crossed for this. Will comment here whether it works.
Edit: It's not working for me from India. Hulu says that based on my IP, I am trying to use an anonymous proxy tool. Moreover, it changed my Firefox homepage to its own url without warning me (which is not a big deal as it's not a spyware hijack; I changed it back easily. Just letting people here know of this.)
Edit: Thanks for the tip below rhsummer. IT WORKED on USA #4 for me. Me and my non-american brethren offer our humble gratitude and owe you a 1000 upvotes good Sir Schnitzel. Now, if you can give us a protip to download these videos too, we can increase the bounty to 1,337.
Please use the Application Control signature "Hotspot.Shield" to block the VPN. You will need to set the following signatures to Block too: "ISAKMP", "PPTP" and "L2TP". They are used on the iOS app to connect to the servers. Hotspot Shield VPN is one of the most evasive VPN, be sure to update your IPS Definition whenever a new one is available.
Call airtel and threaten them to leave. Do this first !! and also call your friends and ask them to do the same , if they are on airtel.
For now , use ~~hotshield VPN~~ (typo) Hotspot Shield VPN to browse and download torrent file. After downloading the torrent file , you can continue as usual.
Or buy VPN package for a year , many airtel users are doing it (tech savvy).
If you cant do this , again call them , cancel the broadband , state the reason for cancellation as " Censorship/Block" , before leaving send an email to your nodal officer ( - Took some time to find this link ).
Seconded for PIA. I've used them for years, including from within China where the great firewall creates issues with most VPNs, and was happier with them than any of the three others I tried, including Hotspot Shield.
"Over the weekend, more than 120,000 people inside Turkey have downloaded Hotspot Shield, a free mobile app that provides a "virtual private network" (VPN) connection that cannot be tapped and can link to the outside world, avoiding censorship."
Like most Japanese releases, this is blocked in the USA. I suggest a VPN like Hotspot Shield extension for Chrome or if you want an interesting experience you can watch this comparison video.
Just an FYI you can use spotflux, it's free and it has no usage limits. I've been using it since Diablo 3 got released (it's unplayable without it) and haven't had any info stolen or anything XD so it's safe.
Another free alternative would be Hotspot Shield which is ad-supported, which can be blocked by adblock plus.
Can confirm. This works!!! :D
Just downloaded Hotspot Shield Free VPN form Microsoft: Here, sat it to Japan and I just got in game!!
You absolutely rock!!
Edit: added "Sat it to Japan"
I'd recommend staying from Hotspot Shield personally and instead go with another more trustworthy VPN service such as PIA, TorGuard or another VPN listed here:
Here's some information on Anchorfree Hotspot Shield: as to how much you want to believe, or how much to trust them and what not is entirely up to you of course.
Seriously. Just stay away from it. Find a better VPN that actually respects your privacy. Visit and look at the vpn comparison chart. Hotspot Shield is actually one of the worst rated VPNs on there.
Hotspot Shield is entirely ad and consumer data funded. They log almost all information about their users, and, by using their VPN service, you are forced to tunnel all of your information right to their servers and, subsequently, anyone to which they want to sell you.
I would advise you to download the program Hotspot Shield.
It basicially works like a proxy once activated, listed in USA/UK. - It will pop up in the right corner of your browser, where you can activate it.
Example: - The good thing about Hotspot Shield is, it wont make your videos load slower, and you'll be able to be logged in and like/commentate on vids :) - I love that program. Can also bypass IP bans, lol <3
As far as I know, NordVPN works with most regions, one of the few to access US Netflix. Just not sure about the Brazil Netflix, did not hear about any VPN being able to access that one. Maybe there isn't such a high need, so it's mostly not included, would love to be able to access it though :/ As for the US Netflix, you could also try Express. Personally haven't tried Hotspot Shield but I suggest reading more about them, just to be sure
These are always blocked in the US by Youtube for some reason when they first put them up. I suggest a VPN. Hotspot Shield is free for Chrome...I don't know anything about security but it works for letting me view Youtube stuff.
No. VPNs protect traffic as it leaves the device, but Kaspersky can capture traffic before it leaves the device. So, a VPN wont necessarily help.
On the VPN front, Kaspersky offers a VPN service that has come under fire for privacy issues
But, I believe the Kaspersky VPN service is white-labeled and actually operated by Hotspot Shield which has come under fire for deceptive marketing practices. So buyer beware.
I know exactly how you feel mate, my dick is a monster too.
Here's a VPN that's free for the basic and $30 a year with the bells and whistles. It's a bit slow on the free one so with your slow connection you might have to pay for a faster service.
Also have a whinge to your isp about your speed, they managed to double mine.
Shit sorry forgot to post the link. Hotspot Shield
You can use your VPN on your PS4, you can connect your PS4 to your PC using a normal ethernet cable. Connect to the internet on your PC through Wifi.
For Windows (I have Windows 7):
* Go to Network and Sharing Center
* Go to change adapter settings (on the left)
* Right click on wireless network connection
* Properties-> sharing then tick the box that says allow blablabla and choose local area connection.
Another solution would be using a VPN like Hotspot Shield (or anything with a software that you install) and a software called Connectify Hotspot that allows you to share the VPN's connection through Wifi or ethernet. Watch this for more info.
Let me know how it works out for you! :)
I'm not an expert in networking but my understanding of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is that it allows you to connect to a Private network to access the public internet like a proxy of sorts. It really doesn't make sense that encrpyting your data and sending/receiving data with this additional step should be faster than using the network that your ISP provides to directly send/receive data to a site but you know, internet magic. To me it seems like using a VPN would have been more secure but slower but in my case it seems to let me have better speeds. Also there's perks like being able to circumvent geo restrictions like those annoying "This content is not allowed in your country". I personally use Hotspot Shield. There's many VPNs out there that are free and just as good if not better.
Again, I know nothing so just take everything I said as an opinion.
I used Hotspot Shield on my iPod Touch when I was traveling in China and it got me access to anything and it worked great for me. Sure, it'll be slower than internet should be, but it's still a free VPN that got around the Great Firewall of China when I was over there.
I live in a filtered internet country so:
* Hotspot Shield (Google it), great and easy to install, routes everything in your computer to an address in the US (There is also many programs like this, but you have to pay for most...).....
* hundreds of php/cgi proxies out there. If you have webspace, make one on your server, there are simple scripts for it. I have one thats password protected so it's not abused....
* Tor, as mentioned before.....
* Squid-Cache (if you feel like getting your hands dirty for some quality protection).....
* VPN's such as IPREDator (created by ), european ones are usually pretty quality and located in countries with great internet and privacy laws.....
Just a few ways I can think of off the top of my head.
Edit: Sorry, i can't seem to get bullets to work ><
It's ridiculous how Swagbucks has no issue with putting VPN app providers as offers in their Discover section but then will deactivate your account if you do such an offer and some different IP shows up in their log due to you starting the VPN app!
Be weary of doing these SB offers as they can get your account disabled:
Hotspot Shield - iOS
Hotspot Shield - Android
Norton Wifi Privacy VPN - iOS
Also if your internet provider is your internet connection goes down or there's a power outage or you're on the randomly switch you to a open Xfinity hotspot (if one's nearby) which will give you a different IP address and many sites will detect you're using a VPN because of it.
Also if you're outside the US you have a choice between using a proxy like Hotspot Shield (which is buggy and full of ads) with the craptastic Logo Player (buggy and full of ads), OR torrent it OR use non-Logo links that kind people provide. I'll take the ads and popups on those sites over the logo tv site TBH
First you have to make a spotify account and choose USA as your country.
you can use Tor or VPN to access spotify's website for registering and downloading the software.
(Hotspot Shield worked for me)
then you have to use vpn for one time to sign in. Don't forget to choose "Remember Me" then you'll can access spotify everytime without using VPN.
I used to use Tunnelbear VPN, since it has been blocked. I tried Hotspot Shield and IT WORKED.
It's right up there next to don't pirate an antivirus. You're directing all your browsing through a modified client and who knows where that could go and has a high potential for something like a MITM attack. But it's possible you could be safe. Usually Hotspot Shield or something low level is fine to pirate but they ~~don't allow P2P~~ keep logs, which means there's no point to even having a VPN for piracy. Better services like PIA are actually secure.
Here's a link to that generator. If you don't trust it, so be it. Use fake, temp emails and you'll be good. JulioVerne is a very trusted and respectable cracker for iOS and made a few easy trial generators.
Ich kenne ein paar. Ein Programm das zb mit allem funktioniert,allerdings auch Performance frisst und ein bisschen Werbung verteilt ist Hotspot Shield. Es ist dafür allerdings kostenlos und man kann zusätzlich das Land auswählen.
Abgesehen davon gibt es sehr viel für chrome. Die meisten Entwickler schreiben ihre addons zusätzlich auch für Firefox,also einfach mal im chrome Web Store(so heißt der glaube ich) suchen
Tried switching wi-fi to data, didn't work. Cleared cache, didn't work. Restarted phone, didn't work. Downloaded Tunnelbear, didn't work. Downloaded Hotspot Shield, worked. Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.1.1, on Sprint network
Boy have I found a good one!
It’s called Hotspot Shield VPN.
I tested it on gambling sites, then doujinshi, and finally pornography. Works like a charm.
There are a few a catches however.
They try to force their Premium membership onto you, so you need to know how to get to the free version:
1) They’ll offer you a free Trial at first, but don’t accept it - just tap the X at the upper corner
2) They show a very long paragraph about their Premium membership. Just scroll down and find the X at the bottom
3) Tap it, and use the free version to your leisure.
Another downside is that it makes you watch an ad after pressing the connect button. To bypass this, just press it, wait a sec, close the app, and reopen it. It goes into diagnosis mode which not only skips the ads, but also ensures that you can connect properly.
Hopefully this helps :D
Hotspot Shield was reported to the FCC for alleged privacy breaches. They cannot be trusted. I also would recommend using an addon like WebRTC Disabler. I use it in Firefox with my vpn. It helps prevent "leaks" of your real isp address. As for the letter, stop torrenting for awhile. I would even recommend just "googling" for direct downloads or cloud storage sites instead of torrenting.
I didn’t even get told this.
My iTunes installer just gave me Hotspot Shield and a bunch of other random non-iTunes files, then proceeded to give me iTunes that barely works (apparently songs from Apple Music that you’ve downloaded from the cloud can’t be played without internet? Wtf?)
And now whenever I open my computer hotspot shield automatically opens as if to say REMEMBER ME?! THE VPN THAT YOU DIDN’T WORK AND DID NOTHING WVEN WHEN IT WAS ON? BUY ME, SLAVE
I went into Network Preferences/Advanced
1) Clicked on the DNS tab
2) Added two new OpenDNS servers: 18.104.22.168 & 22.214.171.124 by pressing the '+' button
3) I clicked OK and then Apply
4) Turned on Hotspot Shield and it's working!
Let me know if that doesn't work.
Hotspot Shield is good for making your entire internet experience slower and kicked off with an advertisement. The modified headers plug-in is a one-time one-minute setup that otherwise changes nothing.
I use Hotspot Shield to get on the American Play Store and I'm just amazed at the amount of content I can see but will never get in Europe.
I guess Google is just worried about people not having Dutch/German/French content but I couldn't care less. I only watch American series, read books in English and not to mention music.
I once "bought" 2 free TV pilot episodes on Google Play and I can see them in my Google Movies on my Gnex but I can't "play them in my country". That sucks.
Hmm... I have another VPN service installed (Hotspot Shield) and i would like to ask you something about privacy.
Recently i received a letter (by post) stating that someone has hacked my PC and they know all my passwords/websites/cookies etc. (with examples... and it was true). It was a bribe sort of thing -> "dont take the promotion at work and we will not divulge your internet habits". I'm 95% sure it originated from my firm.
I am renting a flat and the ISP is not under my name so i cant really change the Internet provider.
I cleaned my browsers, CCleaner, Malwarebytes, Installed VPN, Keyscrambler and changed passwords.
Could you please tell me what should i do next? Is there another layer of protection? I know, I know - formatting my drives. But what else?
I called up tech support for my Internet connection (I was getting 0.2 Mbps download and 1.5 Mbps upload), and he concluded that I was using Hotspot Shield (I wasnt). I told him that it wasn't installed on any of my machines. He asked me if any other devices were connected.
Me: *goes to the DHCP lease list on the modem page* Nope. No others.
Guy: Then you must be using Hotspot shield.
I lost my temper at this point.
Me: If you really don't believe me, go effing run a trace. If there's any traffic from my IP to them, then it'll show up.
Long story short, my Internet speed restored to normal in a few minutes.
Tl;Dr ISP uses traffic shaping despite a download limit and blames me when their filters go haywire.
If you have the money, NHL Gamecenter. Near-HD quality if your internet connection can handle it. If games are televised you can catch all of them.
Also has NHL Archive which is
If the game is blacked out, use something like Hotspot Shield or another VPN, reload the page. Wait until the feed loads and you can disconnect the VPN.
Edit - here are some screenshots I took tonight (Nov. 5) -
h264ify :- Forces Youtube to use h.264 codec instead of current VP8/VP9 Codecs. Also blocks 60fps Video if you want.
AdSkipper : Bypasses annoying waiting adfly and nearly all url shorteners.
Hotspot Shield VPN Extn : For basic geoblocked content/sites
uBlock Origin : KING of Adblockers
ViewImage Button : Brings back good old Google Image View Image button
IDM/Jdownloader : Both are great (Requires software to be installed)
EDIT: Blank New Tab Page : It's great if you hate chrome showing recent sites in new tab.
Tor, Psiphon, Hotspot Shield and Freegate don't work since yesterday. They were blocked once before following a chain of protests.
I wonder how it was made possible. They really upped their blocking game.
Try a VPN. Proton VPN has okay speeds but unlimited data. Windscribe gives you up to 15GB of free data and it's really secure. Hotspot Shield works in most schools and I think it has unlimited data. However, Hotspot Shield has serious privacy issues.
Calming down is the most important thing, there is no need to rush an answer, as I hope you will believe that you shouldn't be punished by any fair supernatural forces -if they were out there- for trying to learn the truth. Read for both sides. The best tool you can use and trust is your own mind after learning some critical thinking so try looking it up.
If you prefer watching more than reading, check out QualiaSoup on Youtube amongst other users.
Regardless of which side you will settle on, your journey will be a slow one so take it easy. I don't like how I'm sounding I know more than I do, but at least you found a spot to vent if needed and know you are NOT alone. Remember to stay safe online and use anonymity software like Hotspot Shield or Tor if you happen to be the paranoid type.
This isn't about God existing or not or religion being true or not, this is about you becoming you.
The article is nothing but scare tactics, which the author employs to direct users to his affiliates so he can make money. Although it's true that some companies employed shady tactics (Hola, VPN masters), but so have paid companies (Pure VPN, Hotspot Shield, Hide My Ass).
Almost no "free VPN" is a free-only VPN. They ALL sell paid accounts, and the free option is more of an extended trial than anything else. I'm 99.9% of cases free VPN = freemium VPN.
In short, this is FUD.
The country blocks the website to prevent piracy, it's basically government censorship. If you know how Tor works use the tor site. For the regular website use an application like Hotspot Shield/Tunnel Bear/Cyberghost, that will make you connect to the website from a remote location so it won't get blocked by your government/ISP.
tl;dr: Run this app and it will unblock it:
Hotspot Shield should just sue them. Might be easier and more effective than a petition.
For the lazy.
Actually it doesn't. My school recently blocked all DNS servers except for the dreaded OpenDNS (which blocks practically everything), and now the only way I can access blocked websites is through Hotspot Shield.
Yes, your internet will be slower with it activated, but with a decent connection you will be just fine. I usually get about 80-100 ping with Hotspot Shield, 60-80 without.
If you're Canadian you can use Hotspot Shield to watch American Netflix (better selection of movies)
If you really want to cover your tracks for whatever reason use a virtual machine and a double-vpn from a starbucks. You'll never be tracked.
Minimize a .gif image if it's loading too slow. You'll forget about it until 20 minutes later when you open the tab again and it's smooth sailing from there.
If you're on a laptop and alt + F4 isnt' holding the function key (FN) as well.
Watch porn in Incognito mode.
If you're not buying the product, you are the product. Do yourself a favour and buy a subscription to private internet access or someone like that if you value total privacy. If it's just to circumvent country restrictions on videos you're gonna burn through whatever daily allowance a free VPN gives you. The only truly free VPN I've come across is Opera VPN and that's on mobile and their desktop browser iirc but it's ad supported and not a replacement for a true paid VPN. Hotspot Shield is also pretty good but you only get 750Mb a day iirc and the free tier is again, not a replacement for a paid VPN
Unfortunately Hotspot Shield is not Android 4.3 compatible.
The android help desk promised me a few weeks ago that a compatible version would be released in a week.
My annual subscription is now wasted and I could not even use it for two days...
Appreciate if active users of Hotspot shield can take this up with their Android Helpdesk to request for an Android 4.3 version of this application.
Support requests at
Bahraini here. Proxies are NOT blocked, because they don't have the technology to distinguish proxy connections from legitimate connections (is that even possible? The packet looks the same.)
What IS blocked are public proxy lists - If you google "Proxy" or "Proxy list" etc you just get the annoying Ministry page that says the content is blocked.
An easy workaround is to use a proxy client that sets up a proxy for you from a list it (I assume) retrieves from its servers, like Hotspot Shield. These clients work and circumvent censorship. While I imagine it wouldn't be that hard to track and censor the server these proxy clients connect to, it has not been done and I doubt it will ever be done, as Bahrain's government isn't very computer-savvy whatsoever.
Hotspot Shield has helped me with use things like Facebook in Vietnam, where it's blocked.
Also, a handy dandy bonus is Gmail calling. I'm assuming you're in North America. If you were unaware, Gmail allows you to call anywhere in the U.S. or Canada free from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. With Hotspot Shield connected, I have been able to call my friends and family while travelling through Southeast Asia without it costing me a cent.
Jeg har hørt at man kan bruke Hotspot Shield for å unngå dette. Kan noen svare på om:
Må hotspot være på absolutt hele tiden mens jeg bruker internett? Eller må den kun være på mens jeg laster ned/seeder?
Har Hotspot shield noen påvirkning på min ned/opplastningshastighet?
Hvorfor vurdere VPN som koster penger i måneden, når Hotspot shield er gratis?
That's what I was thinking when I was watching. Hopefully Chaox reads Reddit, because it's important for him to know that the most reliable method of bypassing the firewall and using western social media (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube) are to use Freegate, Hotspot Shield, or a paid-for VPN (most reliable).
Don't use Hotspot Shield or Hola. Most people who know things know the end points of those connects. Hola is even worse because it make YOU and endpoint and signifigantly reduces your security...which is the point of a VPN. Any that are pay are well worth their salt, regardless of their brand. Look for one that keeps no logs (I like , they're cheap and no logging) but I use VyperVPN and it's client will automatically choose the fastest server. If you just need a US IP address, I'd recommend StrongVPN. I used them to stream Hulu and Netflix from Djibouti just fine. You'll need to know the basics of how to set them up, but it's easy and they have instructions. StrongVPN will let you choose which server you connect to (they all do really) and you can pick the fastest US exit point when you need it.
I'm currently using Hotspot Shield to watch Netflix on my PC. It doesn't work on the router itself, so my PS3 and 360 don't benefit from it. The PC works just fine though.
I've had it a week and there've been no problems. Ironically, I was only able to watch the series Reboot through the American Netflix, while that show doesn't appear on the Canadian one whatsoever.
Use Hotspot Shield.
Hotspot Shield. You'll have to suffer through some ads and be careful not to install any of the optional ad ons it comes with, but it will let you use Hulu and other sites from Korea. It's much easier to setup and use than OpenVPN and you won't have to actually find someone to provide a computer to connect to either. Also, it's free.
No, it doesn't. There's a million paywalls on Hotspot Shield these days even for sites that shouldn't be paywall'd, and if you're paying you're still getting crap downloads. Hotspot Shield turned rubbish recently.
Clash of Clans,
Cut the rope 2,
Using someone's account from the states wont get you access to the USA programming. Netflix will think you're "travelling" and display the content from where your IP originates. The best way around this on the computer at least is to use a program called Hotspot Shield. Work's like a charm for me. I live in Canada and i've been using Hotspot Shield to get access to the American programming for 6 months now.
Little secret about Steam and late UK/Euro releases...
Fully download the pre-load files, completely exit Steam, run Hotspot Shield (makes you apparently American), restart Steam and play your game early.
Btw, XCOM is pretty awesome. I've heard Steam might ban you if you cheat the location system for financial gain (using a VPN in Russia to buy the game cheaper), but if you bought the game at UK/EU prices you should be ok.
XCOM:EU is the first game I've tried it with, but no problems so far.
Hotspot Shield is an ad-based VPN, so it's free. Probably not the fastest either, but it's a good place get the hang of using a VPN. Also, I don't think a VPN works with Hulu as it supposedly checks your location from Flash on your machine.
I'm not sure how protective it is against hackers and such, but for any torrents I download, or for visiting location locked sites such as Netflix or Pandora, I use Hotspot Shield VPN. I have the paid version, at like $20 a year and I haven't had many issues with it. I'm not sure if it fits the bill for your exact research criteria, but might be a good place to start
I found that Truecrypt is easier to use. You make a virtual hard drive and mount it through Truecrypt. The file itself just looks like a blank data file, and it encrypted.
As for a VPN, Hotspot Shield is free and absurdly easy to use.
I don't think you should feel stupid. It's an annoying situation, and they haven't made it easy to get around it.
Changing your country/location on youtube won't do the trick because Youtube can still tell where your computer is physically located from your IP address.
Which is why you'll need to use a VPN that will essentially give your computer a public IP address from one of the countries where REOL's channel isn't blocked (they're blocked in Australia, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and the USA).
The problem is that many of the free VPNs are kinda sketchy so to get good speeds/security you'll need to pay for one. You can probably find a free one that'll work (I've used Hotspot Shield in the past) just be wary of them.
I would not recommend it. Bitdefender VPN uses Hotspot Shield, a VPN that sells and shares your data to advertisers. It is not private or anonymous. I have heard multiple stories of people's credit cards being stolen due to using Hotspot Shield.
Or get Hotspot Shield (Google it). Or Project Free TV, but that site is sketchy, beware of spyware. Hotspot Shield has been good to me though, you can close the pop-ups without any adverse effects and have the freedom to browse from behind an American IP.
For some sites (comedycentral for example) try this:
Go to tools> Modify Headers
On top make sure it says:
First two empty bars put these in:
Make sure it says Always on.
Now close it and reload the page :)
To watch Hulu do this:
Enjoy my fellow Canadian redditors
you have do download a worth it
EDIT: Found in their privacy statement: "Please note that by having Hotspot Shield on your computer, but not turned on, no information is collected by AnchorFree. Anonymous web information may only be collected when you turn Hotspot Shield ON."
There is a free, high-quality feed of this match at . It's presumed that /u/gloin66 is offering an alternate feed to viewers who aren't in the US and thus can't watch the feed. /u/booomhorses is telling non-US viewers that, instead of watching the alternate feed, they can use Hotspot Shield to watch the US Open official feed.
I live in Korea and Hulu and a lot of other American video services are blocked, so I installed an ip blocker called Hotspot Shield and don't have problems anymore. I'd recommend it.
Yeah I had a feeling that might be the problem. I only tried Hola last night, not a real reliable VPN. I've got Hotspot Shield, Avira Phantom, and Cyberghost downloaded which I'll try during the Dragons/Penrith game and post results in the live thread.
The other thing I tried was Livestreamer by Chrippa but it also got geoblocked. I've got a feeling that if I can get a stable VPN connection going I should be able to get the m3u8/HLS link using this because its worked recently for people on .
I use Hotspot Shield whenever I can't view a video while in Canada, you turn it on, and it creates a virtual proxy locating you in the US, you may turn it off whenever you'd like when you're finished whatever it is you're doing.
Here is the site to download it from if you're interested.
As someone whose father worked in Abu Dhabi, I can say that these posts are accurate. The UAE has toned down its use of Sharia on the surface, but the laws still do have Sharia influence and will almost never work out in an expat/foreigner's favor. Not to mention, there's a nationwide internet censoring protocol (thank God for Hotspot Shield).
Well, first thing you need to know is: there is no such thing as a free and safe cracked VPN the only thing that comes close to a cracked VPN is Hotspot Shield, which isn't safe and doesn't do anything at all.
It isn't possible to crack a VPN because it's a online service, and you pay to be hidden from the peeking eyes of the outside world.
I'm speaking from experience, my university internet last year was really fast but things like Steam didn't work because ports were blocked. I put my Plex server on port 443, and Hotspot Shield worked for general VPN use so I used that. For reference for ports that might be unblocked, this pdf
Yes, the VPN you can pay for, or use Hotspot Shield.
The credit card you will probably have to ask a friend.
But your biggest trouble is two weeks is too early. There are no phones available by then. When selecting the earliest shipment is in 2 to 3 weeks.
Do you have SSL Inspection turned on for your HTTPS proxy? What kind of firewall do you have? I am also a Sysadmin for a school district and used Application Control in my Watchguard to accomplish this, but various vendors have this ability.
My latest battle has been with a few others beyond Hotspot Shield.
Have you tried using Hotspot Shield?
It basically connects you through VPN to one of their servers in America, I use it all the time to watch things on Hulu, not sure if it will work in this case but might be worth a try
If you use Hotspot Shield free VPN software you can get around the Hulu region block. I watch from Canada.
This way, it still counts each ad that I am shown and each hit that I give them. I'm pretty sure it helps.
I live here too! I'm in Mirdiff, Dubai. You can get the VPN Hotspot Shield Pro on thepiratebay for free, hardly effects your internet speed and lets you access all blocked sites. Easy to turn on and off, easy to install.
Download a VPN client. As I mentioned, I use Hotspot Shield. It's free, and it works. Link.
During installation, it will try to install some sort of toolbar. I just unchecked that box, and clicked "Install".
It will ask permission to install some networking interfaces so that the VPN will work. Click install when it prompts you (it asked me 3 times during installation).
After it finishes installing, it will launch. When it prompts "Turn Hotspot Shield ON for unknown or unsecure networks?" I just selected "Manual".
You're now connected. Try Youtube now and see if it loads faster. After you're done on Youtube, you can click the "Disconnect" button, or just leave it connected, up to you.
If you want to reconnect again later, there should be a Hotspot Shield icon on your desktop that you can run and click "Connect" if it doesn't automatically connect.
Enjoy your faster Youtube.
That's not an anet bug. Most (maybe all) people affected seem to be comcast customers who are routed through Chicago (this would be IL, MI, MN, etc), it's a problem there.
You can use the free VPN Hotspot Shield to patch. You can turn it off to play after you've patched.
Wow, scrolling through their tweets shows they have been getting attacked everyday for over a month. It's all they post about.
EDIT: I have found a solution. I downloaded a free VPN client from Hotspot Shield. It works perfectly.
No signup. Didn't even ask for my email.
It appears that it will be free for 3 days, after which I will be asked to upgrade. Sure I will, lol.
Attempts to install an extension in my browser. No thanks.
Glanced over the T.O.S., it will inject ads into webpages. It will probably monitor my browsing habits as well.
Use this for 3 days and then delete it. Jump to another free VPN if the imgur problem persists.
Enjoy Reddit like a boss. Happy surfing.
I know that it's possible to use services online like Hotspot Shield to trick other services to think your connection is coming from the US, but that could cause problems with server lag on multiplayer, and doesn't answer your problem of using yen in the US store. It might be something looking into though. Sorry that isn't much help.
If Chrome did everything firefox did then we'd all be using it wouldn't we?
In the meantime you could always stick Hotspot Shield on your system.
You can watch Hulu etc. through it so I'm guessing it'll work for YouTube too if you log out or use an incognito.
1. Download Hotspot Shield HERE, Install and run it.
2. Watch Community on NBC SITE HERE
3. Comment, rate, click ads, and enjoy!
edit: changed HULU link to NBC link since HULU apparently doesn't help ratings.