Expat Shield
Screenshot of Expat Shield 2.25, a safe web browsing app for the Windows operating system.
Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 3, 2013


Tina de Pierre

Access BBC iPlayer and other British content with a free UK VPN making your IP address appear UK-based.

A review by Tina de Pierre

Being based in Canada, we were all really excited when we were given the chance to obtain a free VPN account so that we could watch television with a US IP address with the big brother of Expat Shield, Hotspot Shield. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to obtain a free UK IP address, but no more with Expat Shield.

With that said, Expat Shield gives you full access to BBC iPlayer outside of the UK, so if you enjoy British television, this is the program that you're going to want to use.

The installation for this program is rather long and the download link offered is actually that of an installer so the installation routine will being after the Expat Shield downloader has completed fetching the files for you to continue with the installation.

Since bandwidth isn't free, Expat Shield covers its costs by serving you advertisements which are difficult to get around; that means that when you are visiting web pages, you'll see extra advertising inserted into the web pages you're viewing. That's why it's somewhat annoying to use programs like PlayOn Media Server which will push the picture down and display part of the advertising if you're watching media being streamed over your home network.

Though overseas television viewing isn't the only thing that you can do with Expat Shield. It also provides you a way to anonymize your tracks on the Internet and offers unlimited Internet browsing from a UK IP address. Another thing that Expat Shield does for you is clearing your Internet history when you're done using the program. It will also ask you if you want to allow Google to track you when you use Google services.

If you want to watch UK television online like BBC and ITV outside of the UK, Expat Shield is highly recommended and completely free.

Expat Shield is software which can hide your true IP address.

Features and highlights

  • Access any UK-only content from anywhere in the World
  • Watch BBC iPlayer outside of the UK
  • Bypass region restrictions
  • Access ITV from overseas
  • Browse all of your favorite content privately
  • Secure your web session with HTTPS encryption
  • Hide your IP address for your privacy online
  • Protect yourself from snoopers at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, airports, corporate offices and ISP hubs
  • Secure your data & personal information online

Expat Shield 2.25 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from anonymous proxy software without restrictions. Expat Shield 2.25 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.

Filed under:
  1. Expat Shield Download
  2. Freeware Anonymous Proxy Software
  3. Free VPN Software
  4. Safe Web Browsing Software
Expat Shield has been picked by our editors as very good.
Expat Shield has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Expat Shield 2.25 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.
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