Spotflux
Spotflux
2.11.2

3.8

Spotflux free download for Mac

Spotflux

2.11.2
29 June 2015

Encrypt and compress your internet traffic.

Overview

Spotflux protects your device, anytime, anywhere, by encrypting and compressing your mobile internet traffic. It performs millions of cloud-based, real-time calculations, protecting you from digital harm and saving bandwidth. Across all your devices.

Easy to Install and Use
Security is just a click away. Once you've installed Spotflux, you'll never notice it again if you don't want to. Let us take care of the headaches.

Encrypted and Secure Connection
At home, traveling, or on a public WiFi - Spotflux encrypts and secures your connection, and protects your privacy while browsing.

Malware and Virus Protection
Spotflux continuously scans and protects your connection from inbound threats, such as malware and viruses. So YOU can take control of the internet.

Remove Tracking Cookies
Cookies are great, but imagine them becoming invasive, taking over your kitchen or asking you where you've spent the night. Cookies just feel better in your belly.

Open and Unrestricted Access
We don't believe in limiting or blocking content. Access stays open and unrestricted while Spotflux is enabled, so you can roam the web, free as a bird.

Private and Ad-Free Browsing
Experience clean, ad-free browsing without tracking or targeted advertisements. By saving bandwidth and hiding your IP-address, your location stays private.

What's new in Spotflux

Version 2.11.2:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements for Spotflux

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

7 Spotflux Reviews

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RogerKatz
23 March 2013

Most helpful

The MacUpdate says Lion or higher is required, and lists the 1.0 version. BUT, from the developer's website, I downloaded the installer for "spotflux 2.9.6 for Mac OS X", and it opens fine on my Snow Leopard system.
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Version 1.0
AdamBKing89
04 September 2016
Used this from pretty much day one, now I can never connect to free service, and the privacy policy is concerning considering it basically hours against the initial idea of the project.
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Version 2.11.2
Jess-MacUpdate
17 August 2015
A user has pointed out details of which you may want to be aware--especially if you are security minded. If you are using Spotflux as a free service, you may want to consider the following. Spotflux' privacy policy (http://spotflux.com/policy.php) states in Section 1, "Types of information that may be collected": "While installing one of our products the product will create a unique identifier on your system or device that allows us to diagnose system issues and respond to support requests. Your unique device identifier is also used to communicate back to you any statistics that our security and privacy filters are generating." And from Section 1, "Third Party Advertisers - Free Users Only" [sic]: "On a highly selective basis, Spotflux allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within Spotflux to non-paying customers.... These third parties may automatically receive your IP Address for the purposes of serving geographically contextual ads...." From Section 3: "We and/or our third-party service providers may collect information from you in several different areas on the web site located at the URL, www.Spotflux.com (the “Site”), or within the Spotflux Service including but not limited to those described below:..." And from Section 5: "From time to time, Spotflux may send you offers and/or targeted advertising from Spotflux, and/or from our partners...." And your control over this collection is essentially limited to turning off the Spotflux service. Section 6 states: "Users may enable or disable spotflux at-will as it is a free service."
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Version 2.11.2
Rochade
09 September 2014
Hm, can someone explain to me the privacy rules? Is everything anonymized? Maybe my english isn't good enough to understand their privacy policy but it seems that when you use their free service you are tracked, third parties get your IP and your information will be added to ad-networks. I am sure I misunderstood that part as Spotflux is all about privacy and not about selling my profile to third parties…
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Version 2.9.21
2 answer(s)
Kihoalu
Kihoalu
27 January 2015
What are you secure TO?

If this is a callback to the home ISP & network, that’s one thing, but what does it get me traveling?

i note that it requires JAVA! 1.5. Can you even DO that on an iOS device?
No thanks.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
15 August 2015
You understood it correctly, their privacy policy makes it perfectly clear that users of the free version WILL be tracked, WILL be subjected to advertising, and third-party advertisers "MAY" receive your IP address.

This of course is all blatantly contradictory to what the description above says and I have reported it to MU.

Privacy Policy page: http://spotflux.com/policy.php

"Third Party Advertisers - Free Users Only
On a highly selective basis, Spotflux allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within Spotflux to non-paying customers. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Spotflux These third parties may automatically receive your IP Address for the purposes of serving geographically contextual ads. Advertisers may also use other technologies (such as cookies, javascript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize their advertising content."

"How the information is collected
We and/or our third-party service providers may collect information from you in several different areas on the web site located at the URL, www.Spotflux.com (the “Site”), or within the Spotflux Service"

"With whom the information that we collect may be shared
From time to time, Spotflux may send you offers and/or targeted advertising from Spotflux, and/or from our partners."



This is just another example of when "free" isn't really free.
Looks to me like Spotflux is all about MONEY, not privacy.
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Nemensiris
26 April 2014
Great start, and finally something to allow privacy - but then again - what guarantee besides "your privacy is guaranteed" do we get from a company that now collects all of our browsing habits. While I enjoy the entry to an affordable anonymity on the internet I am a little set back with the design of this utility. From the un-Mac like design to the yellow notification bubble screams a little amateurish. Sorry so harsh but the days of slapping a GUI together with different elements are gone, even at free people demand something easy on the eye.
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Version 2.9.21
TravisC4518
10 February 2014
Privacy makes a come back! Spotflux is excellent at providing anonymity. Its free, its light, its safe and only leaves a small footprint. I used to use hotspot shield but it wasn't any good. Maybe the paid version was good but at 30$ it was too much. Spotflux did not slow down my browsing speed in any way and its free. So, I'm gonna stay aboard for a while. 5/5 Excellent.
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Version 2.9.20
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
13 July 2015
And exactly what proof do you have that it's "excellent at providing anonymity?" Did you do any serious testing or even visit any browser security-test sites such as http://browserspy.dk or http://is.gd/8muU0I?

If you did you should have said so as part of your glowing review. Otherwise it appears as though you blindly believe it works just because the developer says so.
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Rikzans
03 January 2014
just what i need
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Version 2.9.15
RogerKatz
23 March 2013
The MacUpdate says Lion or higher is required, and lists the 1.0 version. BUT, from the developer's website, I downloaded the installer for "spotflux 2.9.6 for Mac OS X", and it opens fine on my Snow Leopard system.
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Version 1.0
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