WiFi is among the most common and most certain feature of the smartphones, tablets and other technical gadgets. Generally it is free everywhere, whether it is an airport or a coffee shop. It is a really convenient way to use the internet. But very few of us are aware of the fact that using public wifi may be dangerous for both – money and privacy. As per experts, free Internet connection could also lead to identity theft. In fact, 9 million people become the victim of identity theft every year. And now, with numerous wifi hotspots almost everywhere, cyber criminals or hackers are finding a new and simple way to steal your information. Hackers can also access your bank accounts and rob you in a fraction of minutes. You may feel scared after knowing all this. May be you are thinking how, where and when to use wifi? Many of you may also think that you won’t ever use wifi. But, is it the last option? No, it is not as the WiFi Protector is here.
It is a service provided by Optimal Software. It helps you protect your WiFi connection against any risk or danger. Wifi Protector protects you online against Firesheep and other types of Wi-Fi hacking programs. Firesheep is a simple browser extension that allows amateur hackers to access your Facebook, Twitter and other renowned services. Wifi Protector scans all the Wi-Fi networks that are used by you for security problems. It also protects the user against identity theft by means of its 256 bit encryption technology. It takes care of problems occur due to unsecured wireless networks like wireless network hacking, eavesdropping and other security problems.
WiFi Protector is a powerful yet easy to use security application to protect your internet surfing while traditional antivirus softwares also stop working. The usual antivirus programs, stops only interruptions that are already available in their database and cannot detect a hacking activity into your system through a WiFi network. On the other hand, WiFi Protector hides the real IP address of your device and gives him/her anonymity and freedom to use the internet without any tension of hackers. With WiFi Protector, no need to follow any restrictions or censorship.
This application has a really neat interface and it displays all the required information without going to various menus. The left side of the page contains information like Status, Protection (Enabled or Disabled) and number of Trusted devices on the network being used. The ‘View Trusted Devices’ button allows viewing all the devices connected to the network that is being used currently. Users can choose Trust this devices for all the devices that they trust. The network will be constantly observed by the application and the users will be notified about any newly connected device. On the right side, you can see the list of WiFi networks and ‘start or stop’ protection for the current WiFi network.
When the program starts, it runs in the background and does not get in the way of the regular work going on the device. The user can access the websites in the same way and with the same speed as earlier. The IP address gets changed due to the application; this allows accessing any website and content blocked specifically in that region. The application runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7. This service is absolutely free to use and users can download the application from www.wifiprotector.com.
There is a second version (full version) as well. This version of the app is available with enhanced features. The free version includes Wifi security scan, Wifi security alerts, Automatic protection, Protection on unsecured networks, 256 bit encryption and Hiding IP address. The full version has all the features of the free version. Additionally, it includes Email support, No ads and All History Cleaner as well. The full version costs $6 per month. The company also offers 30 days money back guarantee on the service.
- Wifi security scan
- Wifi security alerts
- 256 bit encryption
- Automatic protection
- Email support
- Hides your IP address
- No ads
- All History Cleaner
- Protection on unsecured networks
- Money back guarantee