Hotspot Shield Toolbar

Hotspot Shield Toolbar

HotSpot Shield Community Toolbar allows you to stay connected with your friends
3.3  (70 votes)
License type: Freeware

HotSpot Shield Community Toolbar allows you to stay connected with your friends.
-Get our freshest content delivered directly to your browser,
no matter where you are on the Web.
-Search the Web and get a wide choice of useful search engines.Hotspot Shield Toolbar is a toolbar for your web browsers. It supports Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, though it works better in Firefox than in IE (no surprise there). This toolbar comes bundled with Hotspot Shield or you can get it separately. To be honest, this toolbar doesn't add much functionality to Hotspot Shield.

In a nutshell, this toolbar allows you to do a few things. The first one of them is to conduct web searches. When you search for something, this tool takes you to two different web search engines, which clearly use a referral number to make money out of your searches. You can also share websites with friends on your social networks from the toolbar. This works quite well. There is a button that allows you to watch TV from within your browser. It pops-up a screen that takes you to another website from where you can choose a TV station. The quality is horrid and there are ads on screen at all times. You can also setup an e-mail notifier that shows and warns you about unread messages, but personally, I wouldn't share my data with this app.

All in all, this toolbar doesn't improve much on the Hotspot Shield experience. It simply allows you to turn the service on or off from your web browser.

José Fernández
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Review summary


  • It allows you to control Hotspot Shield from your browser.


  • It didn't work at first during my test.
  • 0 support from the developers.
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