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NetShade is an Internet security tool that conceals your IP address on the web.

NetShade routes your Web connection through either a public anonymous proxy server, or one of NetShade's own dedicated anonymous proxies (only for registered users.) This effectively masks your IP address as you browse the web. Anonymous proxies are becoming more and more popular in this age of heightened security and privacy concerns, and NetShade provides an effective and straightforward interface to easily protect your privacy. NetShade currently runs nine high-quality, super-fast, dedicated proxy servers located in the US and Europe.

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What's New

Version 5.4.8:
  • Fixed an incompatibility issue with OS X 10.6

Requirements

OS X 10.6.8 or later

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For the life of me, I can't understand some of the negative comments and problems some people report. I have been using Netshade (both OSX and IOs )for many years with only a few outages that when reported were rapidly dealt with. I have found more...

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Version 5.4.3
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Stassi Member IconComment+30
Stassi
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Note - you are buying a subscription to the Proxy service when buying this software. There is no warning of this - it just STOPS working one day (there is one public proxy available, which won't work - any others cost money to access with this software). I chose to buy another year of service and chose PayPal as my payment option. Again - NO Warning that if you pay with paypal there may be a delay! I have paid - and I can NOT use this software until they get around to their paypal?! Had I known that, I would not have renewed and would have found another option.

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Version 5.4.8
Stassi
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Update - it took some time, but the software has finally validated with the server and is no longer giving me warnings. I hadn't continuously checked, so I can't give an accurate assessment of the actual delay, but the above message was written about 4 hours ago, and it worked when I just tried it.

Frankof Member IconReview+227
Frankof
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I like the program for what it does. For my likings, it has too much eye-candy in its main window, but that's just cosmetics. What REALLY bugs me that NetShade does not remember the user's proxy settings. I use proxies a lot (one example for a local proxy I use is Glimmerblocker), but every single time I use NetShade for something I have to remember to go to system preferences and manually type in the proxy settings again. Why does NetShade not simply save the proxy settings it encounters when the program starts, and restores them when it quits???

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Version 5.4.5
mrtomstone Member IconReview+1
mrtomstone
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Really pleased with this software. I am from the UK but currently live in the far east and I mainly use it to access my Netflix UK account and BBC iPlayer. It was very simple to setup, I can use it on all of my devices (concurrently if I wanted to, but that would be silly). In the 2 years approx that I have been using it, the UK servers were only down for me once. When I contacted support (because I thought that I had broken something), they were very apologetic and explained that the UK servers had gone down in the middle of the night, US time. It wasn't long before things were back up and running. I would call that first class support.
When I use BBC iPlayer, I can just connect with a standard UK proxy, but Netflix requires a UK VPN. Another UK TV catchup service I have used in the past (but stopped because of the 5 minutes of ads every 10 minutes), called 4oD really didn't want anyone outside of the UK connecting because they were still able to know that I wasn't in the UK when I connected with a proxy or VPN. They thought they had one up on me, that is until I combined a proxy and VPN (ingenious!). The software does warn you that this may result in slower speeds but I was still able to watch what I wanted without any issues. Now if someone could just invent a streaming media ad blocker, things would be perfect.

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Version 5.4.5
Geoff6 Member IconReview+17
Geoff6
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I am just really happy with Netshade now. Its terrific. it went through a troublesome phase for me with the initial version 5 and the developer diligently worked out the kinks, one by one.
I am so glad to have its use.

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Version 5.4.5
JensT9787 Member IconReview+1
JensT9787
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great kind of software. Now be able to listen to pandora.com and watch my favourite "neues aus Büttenwarder" on yt. Thanks. Even VPN plus Proxy takes no more than half a second roundup.

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Version 5.4.4
Rayner Software (Developer)
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Thanks Jens- glad the German server is working well for you.

JensT9787
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When running Virtual PC --> Win7 --> UseNeXT, is that traffic running through netshade´s VPN?

JensT9787
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sorry, i mean VirtualBox

Jp7 Member IconComment+9
Jp7
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I have version 5.5.5 installed. Today I upgraded to OS 10.9.1. Now every time I reboot Netshade says it needs to install a helper tool. Little Snitch stays out of it. I install. Next time I reboot, it wants to reinstall a helper for Netshade again. What's up?

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Version 5.4.4
Jp7
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Sorry, 5.4.4

Rayner Software (Developer)
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Hello,
NetShade should install the helper tool only on first launch. If you enter your admin password correctly, the tool should be installed and you should not be asked again until you install a new version of NetShade.

RogerKatz Member IconComment+65
RogerKatz
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I downloaded from MacUpdate, but I got an alert that the file "was corrupted". I successfully updated from within the application.

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Version 5.4.4
joelw3845 Member IconReview+3
joelw3845
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For the life of me, I can't understand some of the negative comments and problems some people report. I have been using Netshade (both OSX and IOs )for many years with only a few outages that when reported were rapidly dealt with. I have found the technical and customer support to be excellent, and wish more companies would respond in their manner.

I especially like the large number of proxies available and the fact that I can enter my own IPs and ports, many obtained online. The security is tops and though I tried their VPN, Ifound it wasn't necessary for my needs, though it was super.

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Version 5.4.3
Franko
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Negative comments can never be understood as everyone has a level of tolerance when it comes to a product not behaving as *thhey* believe it should work.
Problems on the other hand you should understand in that there are multitudes of configurations which the developer can't possibly have access to.
I simply love NetShade; it has allowed me to access shows no longer available here in Canada but problems may present themselves based on my setup.

Franko Member IconComment+112
Franko
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Try as I may, both versions 5.4.2 and 5.4.3 throw a "App is damaged and can't be opened" message.
I've written the folks at Rayner for advice.

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Version 5.4.3
Rayner Software (Developer)
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This is the first I've heard of this error message. It sounds like code-signing. I've replied to your e-mail.

Franko
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Ty from Rayner sw got back to me in no time. Have downloaded 5.4.3 from a link he provided and again the damaged app error appeared. Downloaded 5.4.2, it fired up nicely so i took the direct route from within the app to update to 5.4.3. Works well and can go back to enjoying Hulu. :)
For anyone still on the fence about purchasing this app, hop off and buy it. It's well crafted, offers numerous proxies, and well supported by the author.

Rayner Software (Developer)
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Thanks to your debugging help, the code-signing bug is now fixed in 5.4.4. It's available on raynersw.com , and should be updated on MU soon.

LozD2768 Member IconReview+1
LozD2768
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I've been using Netshade for Mac from the very beginning and I have never been disappointed. It has let me watch my tv from another country and I have recommended it to many people, all of whom feel the same as me. I am surprised that someone on here has bemoaned customer service. I have emailed NETSHADE and had personal responses very quickly. Ty is very helpful and has designed a fantastic product. Well worth the money. Added to this is that it is available on iOS has just made it even better. Well worthy of 5 stars.

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Version 5.4.2
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Roes
Version 5.4.8
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Puddykat91602$$
Version 5.4.5
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JensT9787
Version 5.4.4
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Roes
Version 5.4.2
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klatch
Version 5.4.2
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longwayh
Version 5.4.2
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Ozmoziz
Version 5.4.2
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Larog
Version 5.3.1
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Version 5.3
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Dantemarinho
Version 5.2
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