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What is Hotspot Shield Toolbar?

By Hotspot Shield

What is it?

Installs a Conduit toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar.
Download Boost and enjoy your PC. Remove Hotspot Shield Toolbar from your PC.

Why should I uninstall Hotspot Shield Toolbar?

Removing unwanted toolbars is usually a good idea. This toolbar, along with many browser extensions in general, have been known to cause stability issues within the web browsers they load into, effecting overall PC performance. This toolbar is known to monitor your search queries and browsing habits in order to send you targeted ads and modify your search settings and results.
Typical installation path: C:\Program Files\Hotspot_Shield
Hotspot Shield Toolbar
Description from Hotspot Shield
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. Unless you choose to sign into a certain site, you will be anonymous for your entire web session with Hotspot Shield. We love the web because of the freedom that it creates to explore, organize, and communicate. Hotspot Shield enables access to all information online, providing freedom to access all web content freely and securely. Secure your entire web session and ensure your privacy online; your passwords, credit card numbers, and all of your data is secured with Hotspot Shield. Standard antivirus software protects your computer, but not your web activities. 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.
Publisher about URL: http://www.hotspotshield.com/

Hotspot Shield Toolbar technical details

Name:                   Hotspot Shield Class
Publisher: AnchorFree Inc
Type: Browser Helper Object
Class ID: {F9E4A054-E9B1-4BC3-83A3-76A1AE736170}
File: HssIE.dll
Folder: C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\HssIE

Name: Hotspot Shield API Server
Publisher: Conduit Ltd.
Type: ActiveX Control
Class ID: {87EAB409-97D7-4889-ACFA-C548FC6F3ECF}
File: prxtbHots.dll
Folder: C:\Program Files\Hotspot_Shield

Name: Hotspot Shield Toolbar
Publisher: Conduit Ltd.
Type: Toolbar
Class ID: {C95A4E8E-816D-4655-8C79-D736DA1ADB6D}
File: prxtbHots.dll
Folder: C:\Program Files\Hotspot_Shield
Hotspot Shield policies
The following can be found in Hotspot Shield's privacy policies and terms of service:
Personally identifiable information is collected if it is necessary to provide the Services. For example, when you visit our websites, performance and

How to Automatically Uninstall Hotspot Shield Toolbar (with Boost)

  1. If you you do not have Boost installed yet, download Boost and enjoy your PC.

  2. Open Boost by either double-clicking the Boost icon in your notification area next to your PC's clock, or single-clicking the Boost icon and clicking the Open Boost button on the top left of the Boost notification window.

  3. If you are not currently on the My PC screen of the main Boost window, click the My PC tab.

  4. Click the Optimize programs button , this will launch the Program Optimization screen.

  5. Locate the program in the list called Hotspot Shield Toolbar by Hotspot Shield. (The program could be listed under any of the section such as Uninstall Recommended, Possible Uninstall, etc. based on how well Hotspot Shield Toolbar performs on your PC.)

    Hotspot Shield Toolbar by Hotspot Shield

  6. To the right of the list item, click the Uninstall button and Boost will completely remove Hotspot Shield Toolbar from your PC.

How to Manually Uninstall Hotspot Shield Toolbar (with Windows)

Use Add/Remove Programs control panel in Windows makes to uninstall Hotspot Shield Toolbar. Follow the appropriate instructions below to use this control panel.
Windows 7
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Large or Small icon view, click Programs and Features. If you're using Category view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select Hotspot Shield Toolbar from the list of programs, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Classic View, double-click Programs and Features. In Control Panel Home view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select Hotspot Shield Toolbar from the program list, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows XP
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.

  3. Select Hotspot Shield Toolbar from the list of programs and click Remove.

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