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What is Hotspot Shield Toolbar?

By AnchorFree Inc.

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. Hotspot Shield has been seen to cause numerous performance issues in an number of PCs using Internet Explorer.
Download Boost and enjoy your PC. Remove Hotspot Shield Toolbar from your PC.

Why should I uninstall Hotspot Shield Toolbar?

The Hotspot Shield Toolbar is a browser add-on for Internet Explorer and Firefox. This browser add-on includes a search engine, a radio and podcast player, an app marketplace and more. While it allows you to search for content no matter where you are on the Web, you may want to remove the Hotspot Shield Toolbar if you are no longer interested in it, or prefer to use a different toolbar.
Typical installation path: C:\Program Files\Hotspot_Shield
Hotspot Shield Toolbar
Description from AnchorFree Inc.
Get our freshest content delivered directly to your browser, no matter where you are on the Web. Search the Web and get a wide choice of useful search engines. Choose from thousands of free apps for your browser. Receive our most important news and announcements instantly. Check out all of our favorite places on the Web. As part of the functionality available on the Application, we may offer you search features provided by us and/or other third parties. Additionally, we may use Cookies in the web search services we provide to you. These Cookies collect and store information about your search activity when you use our web search services. This information may be shared with third party applications that use search data to function or to offer you more customized information and services. The information collected and stored by these Cookies may include Personally Identifiable Information, depending on your search query. For instance, if you search your own name Personally Identifiable Information would be included in the search query. By using the search features provided by us, you are consenting to grant Conduit permission to use Cookies regarding your use of web search.
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
Other programs by AnchorFree Inc.
  1. Hotspot Shield
Files installed by AnchorFree Inc.
  1. hsssrvlib.dll (Hotspot Shield 3.37 by AnchorFree)
  2. cmw_srv.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.37 by AnchorFree)
  3. hsssrvlib.dll (Hotspot Shield 3.32 by AnchorFree)
  4. af_proxy_cmd.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.32 by AnchorFree)
  5. cmw_srv.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.32 by AnchorFree)
  6. hsssrvlib.dll (Hotspot Shield 3.23 by AnchorFree)
  7. af_proxy_cmd.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.23 by AnchorFree)
  8. hsscp.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.23 by AnchorFree)
  9. cmw_srv.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.23 by AnchorFree)
  10. hssie_64.dll (by AnchorFree)
  11. hsssrvlib.dll (Hotspot Shield 3.19 by AnchorFree)
  12. hsscp.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.19 by AnchorFree)
  13. cmw_srv.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.19 by AnchorFree)
  14. hsssrvlib.dll (Hotspot Shield 3.17 by AnchorFree)
  15. hsscp.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.17 by AnchorFree)
  16. cmw_srv.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.17 by AnchorFree)
  17. hsssrvlib.dll (Hotspot Shield 3.13 by AnchorFree)
  18. hsscp.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.13 by AnchorFree)
  19. cmw_srv.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.13 by AnchorFree)
  20. fbwmgr.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.09 by AnchorFree)
  21. fbw.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.09 by AnchorFree)
  22. af_proxy_cmd.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.09 by AnchorFree)
  23. hsscp.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.09 by AnchorFree)
  24. hsssrvlib.dll (Hotspot Shield 3.09 by AnchorFree)
  25. cmw_srv.exe (Hotspot Shield 3.09 by AnchorFree)
  26. openvpntray.exe (Hotspot Shield 2.93 by AnchorFree)
  27. hsssrv.exe (Hotspot Shield 2.93 by AnchorFree)
  28. openvpnas.exe (Hotspot Shield 2.93 by AnchorFree)
  29. expatie_64.dll (by AnchorFree)
  30. af_proxy_cmd.exe (by AnchorFree)
  31. expatie.dll (by AnchorFree)
  32. fbw.exe (by AnchorFree)
  33. openvpnas.exe (by AnchorFree)
  34. openvpntray.exe (by AnchorFree)
  35. hssie.dll (by AnchorFree)
  36. hssie.dll (by AnchorFree)
  37. hsssrv.exe (by AnchorFree)
AnchorFree Inc. policies
The following can be found in AnchorFree Inc.'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 AnchorFree Inc.. (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 AnchorFree Inc.

  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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