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What is hsstrayservice.exe?

What is it?

hsstrayservice.exe is the program that runs in the notification area system tray for the Hotspot Shield application.
Description of hsstrayservice.exe from the publisher
Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop or iPhone and our Internet gateway. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers, hackers, ISP‘s, from viewing your web browsing activities, instant messages, downloads, credit card information or anything else you send over the network. Hotspot Shield security application is free to download, employs the latest VPN technology, and is easy to install and use. Hotspot Shield protects your entire web surfing session; securing your connection at both your home Internet network & Public Internet networks (both wired and wireless). Hotspot Shield protects your identity by ensuring that all web transactions (shopping, filling out forms, downloads) are secured through HTTPS. Hotspot Shield also makes you private online making your identity invisible to third party websites and ISP‘s.
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How does hsstrayservice.exe run?

Service - hsstrayservice.exe runs as a background Windows Service under the service name HssTrayService.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the hsstrayservice.exe service running.Of the 0.2% of hsstrayservice.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hotspot shield\bin\hsstrayservice.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: hsstrayservice.exe
Size: 62.48 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: AnchorFree Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/27/2011
Expiration date: 4/13/2014

Service details

Name: HssTrayService

Image hashes

MD5: 92b08e09a54485f18959161686e4b65f
SHA-1: bf7941d35ead26fb305b1260e04e5af445c673d8
SHA-256: cb01effc134531d6e82cc72636d5eba271d8f99adce556cd5449d54baac3399f

PE image details

File entropy: 5.75959
File packed: No
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