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What is Hotspot Shield?

By AnchorFree Inc.

What is it?

If You are using the free Service, AnchorFree may deliver third-party Advertisements within the content of any web page accessed. Advertisements may be injected into the top of the page, inserted directly into the page content, or even displayed to overlay the page. A “hotspot” is a Wi-Fi connection access point. Usually this type of connection is public; therefore, it is completely insecure. Hotspot Shield allows you to create a VPN, or virtual private network, so you can transfer your data securely. When you access the Internet through such connections, you risk having your computer or mobile infected by a virus or even an intruder to enter your system. Moreover, the dangers exist that a malicious person can intercept your information and use it for unfriendly reasons.
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Why should I uninstall Hotspot Shield?

Hotspot Shield has been seen to cause numerous performance issues in an number of PCs using Internet Explorer. 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.
Typical installation path: C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield
Hotspot Shield
Description from AnchorFree Inc.
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. 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.
Publisher about URL: http://www.hotspotshield.com/

Hotspot Shield 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
Files installed by Hotspot Shield
  1. ConduitUninstaller.exe
  2. Uninstall.exe
Other programs by AnchorFree Inc.
  1. Hotspot Shield Toolbar
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:
You may choose whether to use the free or subscription-based Service. If You choose to use the free Service, then AnchorFree may deliver third-party

How to Automatically Uninstall Hotspot Shield (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 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 performs on your PC.)

    Hotspot Shield by AnchorFree Inc.

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

How to Manually Uninstall Hotspot Shield (with Windows)

Use Add/Remove Programs control panel in Windows makes to uninstall Hotspot Shield. 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 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 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 from the list of programs and click Remove.

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