When your device is not in use, other packets of information from other people may be routed through your device.Hola does this securely, not allowing any access to any of your information. As with any new technology, in addition to the benefits it brings there can be workarounds (such as in Wi Fi where malicious people can try to hijack your Wi Fi hotspot).Hola can be installed as a browser extension to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera on Windows and Mac PCs.Hola can also be installed as an app on Android or i OS, and is available as an application (.exe) for Windows.
This would mean that you will be using Hola as just any other paid-for VPN service.
You may turn this off by joining Hola premium service. Our vision at Hola is to make the web world wide again, by allowing users to browse the web privately, securely, and freely -- no censorship, no geographical restrictions, no blocking.
We engineered Hola VPN in a totally new way - as the world's first (and only) peer to peer VPN, where each user in our community shares a small portion of his resources for the benefit of the network, and thus Hola VPN can be free of ads.
Hola makes its revenue by providing corporations the same VPN service we provide to users, but for a fee (through our Luminati brand).
This enables us to make Hola VPN free, and keep it free forever!