Expat Shield

Expat Shield

Free
Expat Shield is a VPN solution that lets you browse the web securely
3.9  (86 votes)
4.8
2.25 (See all)

Expat Shield is a VPN solution that lets you browse the web securely. It is a free application, developed by AnchorFree, makers of the popular HotSpot Shield. Unlike HSP, this one does not give you a USA IP address, it gives you a UK IP. The benefits of connecting to Expat Shield are the same, though. Once connected, anyone who wants to track you will not be able to see your real IP address, which makes it difficult for anyone to attack you on the net. Privacy is also a benefit with this application. There will be no record of the websites that you browsed outside of your computer.

There are a few UK websites that impose geographical restrictions. The most popular one is BBC iPlayer, which streams UK TV shows and sports. When you are connected to Expat Shield, you will be able to stream content from those websites as if you are at a café in London. In my testing, I opened a full episode of Top Gear. It streamed rather quickly, and it never stopped to buffer content.

Expat Shield is ad-supported, so you are bound to see ads pop up. You can close them, but they will appear again. Considering most good VPN services are paid, an ad here and there does not bother me, especially when the utility works so well.

José Fernández
Editor rating:

Review summary

Pros

  • It works great.
  • Fast.
  • Easy set-up.
  • Free

Cons

  • Ad-supported

Related stories

See all
Is the release date for Mass Effect: Andromeda real?
Is the release date for Mass Effect: Andromeda real?
Top 5 online translators
Top 5 online translators
Why does Windows 10 collect your data?
Why does Windows 10 collect your data?
Opera rolls out its fastest version to date
Opera rolls out its fastest version to date
Best services to watch movies online for free
Best services to watch movies online for free
Thank you for rating the program!
Please add a comment explaining the reasoning behind your vote.
7 comments
Your vote:
Guest

Guest It takes Yes or No. And if yes, does it pay or not?

Reply   |   Was it helpful? yes | no (0)
Guest

Guest Yahoo mail shuts it off. All the time. Sometimes it works BUT IT CAN BE SHUT OFF by various websites.

Reply   |   Was it helpful? yes | no (0)
Alex Hertz

Alex Hertz Corinne Sellens, I'm enjoying UK TV with Seed4.Me VPN. + iPlayer, 4OD, Hulu, Netflix, etc.

Reply   |   Was it helpful? yes | no (+6)
All comments (7)

Download for Mac

Expat Shield for Mac

Latest stories

See all
Modders are looking to recreate Red Dead Redemption in GTA V
Modders are looking to recreate Red Dead Redemption in GTA V
Best new tweaks coming to Windows 10
Best new tweaks coming to Windows 10
The first DLC for Sniper Elite 4 will arrive on March 21st
The first DLC for Sniper Elite 4 will arrive on March 21st
Upload photos from Windows 10 to Instagram
Upload photos from Windows 10 to Instagram
Do you own a new generation CPU? You MUST use Windows 10
Do you own a new generation CPU? You MUST use Windows 10
Info updated on: