Hola VPN 1.214

Hola VPN 1.214

Surf the Web securely and avoiding all site restrictions
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Software Informer Editor Rating 5 Software Informer Virus Free award

In order to surf the Web freely, with access to all restricted websites, and without giving away your IP or any other personal information about your Internet connection, you need a proxy unblocker such as Hola VPN Premium. This VPN solution integrates seamlessly as an add-on with four of the most widely used browsers – Opera, Chrome, Edge, and Firefox – allowing you to unblock any website directly from the browser of your choice.

Surfing the Web via Hola VPN does not differ much from the way other VPN solutions work. You need to install the program on your preferred device (home computer, tablet, smartphone, and smart TV) and select any of the servers from the list of countries provided, either automatically or manually. The program can be set to launch at startup, thus making the connection process even more transparent for the user. As a bonus, you can turn Hola VPN into an extension of any of the browsers supported, making it even easier to select which sites you want direct access to while surfing the Web.

This browser extension approach is surely one of the features that have made Hola VPN one of the most popular proxy unblockers out there. Regrettably, Safari (despite being used by nearly 20 per cent of all Internet users) is not an option for Apple users, though they can still enjoy Hola’s browser extension benefits using Chrome or Firefox. These extensions add a tiny icon on the browser’s top bar which will let you know – while surfing the Internet – which sites are restricted or blocked and the option to unblock them. Accessing certain websites using these add-ons has its limitations, but only if you happen to be a user of the free version of Hola VPN.

The program’s free vs paid (Premium) policy is, if not unique, certainly different. Thus, you can use Hola VPN for free as long as you are happy to let the program add your device to its P2P network as one more peer, and thus make use of some of your idle resources (Wi-Fi and some cellular data) to help other free users navigate the Web as well. Upgrading to the Premium version will leave you out of this P2P network, while giving you extra security features and unlimited access to all censored or blocked sites.

Secure browsing is also one of the program’s priorities. On one side, it offers you high-end encryption and protection methods to make sure that your data is invisible to prying eyes. And on the other side, Hola VPN makes sure that none of your online activities is using this service for potentially malicious usage, keeping logs and reporting any suspicious behavior to the corresponding authorities.

Hola VPN has been used so far by 250 million people, and it has become extremely popular among VPN users worldwide. Its simplicity of use, the stability of its server connections, its straightforward integration into your favorite browser, and its top security features are surely behind this success. I can only recommend you choose your platform, download the program, and try it.

FM Senior editor
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Review summary


  • Can launch at startup
  • Works as an add-on on the most used browsers to allow access to all sites
  • Offers automatic and manual connections
  • Connects to a wide range of servers from all around the world


  • Makes use of some of your device idle resources on the free version
  • Does not integrate with Safari browsers


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