[v9.21, v8.8] Hotspot Shield – Popular and trusted VPN tool

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Hotspot Shield (short for HSS) is a powerful, acclaimed free VPN (Virtual Private Network) agents automatic searching tool. It’s mainly designed to effectively protect personal web surfing security and privacy; as well as breaking through the local network limits to access those blocked, censorship websites (like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or even Gmail) in some countries.

For many users who have been troubled with accessing popular oversea websites; trapped in the internal websites visiting restriction in company; or for users who want to bypass the user-specific IP banning from some websites, etc. For these conditions, Hotspot Shield Elite can be regarded as one of the best solutions.

Besides, it’s not only faster, but also has a stronger stability, and more important is Hotspot Shield is also one of the rare and excellent free VPN software you can find throughout the Internet.

// Key Features //

With Hotspot Shield VPN Elite/Business Edition, besides all features of the Free Edition VPN you will gain much more:

Elite Edition Business Edition
  • Ad-free browsing experience
  • Encrypted and private communication
  • Secure gateway to access censored and blocked sites
  • Masked IP address for anonymity
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Complete cloud-based malware protection
  • Virtual Locations in many countries
  • Elite premium servers
  • Multiple devices support
  • …. and more
  • Military-grade security and encryption
  • Connect your entire team
  • Dedicated servers just for you
  • 24/7 live tech support
  • Cross-platform compatibility
  • Simple, straightforward technology
  • Unlimited, global access
  • Unrestricted internet access

// Main Usage //

// System Requirements //

  • Android 4.1+

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the Hotspot Shield Elite/Enterprise/Business Edition (without any ad-ware or limitation) multilingual full installers, update files and unlock patches for Windows 32-bit & 64-bit, as well as Premium Edition paid full APK for Android OS (with all Elite features unlocked).

// Installation Notes //

for Business Edition:

for v9.21.1:

  1. Disable your Internet connection temporarily
  2. Install the setup and quit
  3. Install the update and quit
  4. Run “services.msc“, and stop the “Hotspot Shield Service” service
  5. Run the unlock patch as administrator, and wait
  6. Done

Not need put the patch on install dir
Only need maybe stop Antivirus when apply patch.

for v8.4.5:

  1. Install program 8.4.5
  2. Run the patch as admin. Wait some seconds until finished
  3. Done

for Elite Edition:

Step 1 (You can skip this step sometimes):

  1. Open your Hosts file in “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc” with notepad (or use the ‘Block Hosts.bat‘ instead)
  2. Add the following lines, then save and exit:
    • anchorfree.net
    • rss2search.com
    • techbrowsing.com
    • box.anchorfree.net
    • www.mefeedia.com
    • www.anchorfree.net
    • www.mefeedia.com
    • anchorfree.us
    • a433.com
    • anchorfree.net
    • rpt.anchorfree.net
    • delivery.anchorfree.us/land.php
    • hsselite.com
    • www.hsselite.com
    • www.hsselite.com/trial/step2.php
    • techbrowsing.com/away.php
    • techbrowsing.com/away.php

Step 2 (always take the newer version for example):

First of all, uninstall any previous versions completely using Total Uninstall.

  1. [ Setup ] Install the setup file, and you’d better exit the program completely (go to Task Manager and use “End process tree” to end all Hotspot Shield related processes – right click on ‘HSSCP.exe‘), but this is not always necessary
  2. [Update] Install the update package (as administrator if required)
  3. Wait for Hotspot Shield updated version to launch, then exit it completely again
  4. [ Patch ] Run the unlock patch as administrator and apply
  5. All done, enjoy!

*** If you get an error while opening the program, just click “FIX IT NOW”.

*** Just ignore any trial message or something similar, your status is still elite.

// Warning //

The unlock patch might be reported as Win32:Malware-gen threat with low-security. Use VirusTotal to make a full, authoritative scan.

*** Please remember: antivirus software is not always right, just be careful.

// Prompts //

  • BTW, Hotspot Shield VPN has been totally blocked in many countries, like China. That’s to say, it will never work on your side.

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

License Version Download Size
for Windows
Elite Edition v7.20.8 reserved 30.2 MB
Business Edition v9.21.1 31.5 MB
for Android
Premium Edition (MOD) v8.8.1 52.4 MB


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