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A way to uninstall Hotspot Shield 3.18 from your system

This web page contains thorough information on how to uninstall Hotspot Shield 3.18 for Windows. It was created for Windows by AnchorFree Inc.. More info about AnchorFree Inc. can be found here. Usually the Hotspot Shield 3.18 program is found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield directory, depending on the user's option during install. The full uninstall command line for Hotspot Shield 3.18 is C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\Uninstall.exe. Hotspot Shield 3.18's primary file takes around 1.70 MB (1787688 bytes) and is called HSSCP.exe.

The executables below are part of Hotspot Shield 3.18. They take an average of 7.01 MB (7346752 bytes) on disk.

  • Uninstall.exe (512.23 KB)
  • af_proxy_cmd.exe (335.79 KB)
  • cmw_srv.exe (858.29 KB)
  • FBW.exe (890.29 KB)
  • FBWMgr.exe (534.29 KB)
  • ffinst.exe (83.55 KB)
  • HSSCP.exe (1.70 MB)
  • hssfixme.exe (81.19 KB)
  • HssInstaller.exe (356.29 KB)
  • HssInstaller64.exe (216.79 KB)
  • HSSTrayService.exe (76.67 KB)
  • hsswd.exe (543.79 KB)
  • Launcher.exe (52.79 KB)
  • openvpn.exe (584.29 KB)
  • tapinstall.exe (85.74 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 3.18 of Hotspot Shield 3.18. Numerous files, folders and Windows registry entries can not be deleted when you remove Hotspot Shield 3.18 from your PC.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Hotspot Shield 3.18:
  • C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\Hotspot Shield
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Hotspot Shield

The files below remain on your disk by Hotspot Shield 3.18's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\af_proxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\af_proxy_cmd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\cfghlp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\cmw_srv.exe

Frequently the following registry data will not be removed:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Hotspot_Shield
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Hotspot_Shield
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HotspotShield

Supplementary values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HotspotShield\DisplayIcon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HotspotShield\InstallLocation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HotspotShield\UninstallString
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\eventlog\Application\hshld\EventMessageFile

How to erase Hotspot Shield 3.18 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Hotspot Shield 3.18 is an application released by the software company AnchorFree Inc.. Some people decide to erase this application. Sometimes this is efortful because doing this by hand takes some experience related to removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE way to erase Hotspot Shield 3.18 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows computer.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Hotspot Shield 3.18 or simply click the Search feature and type in "Hotspot Shield 3.18". The Hotspot Shield 3.18 program will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Hotspot Shield 3.18 in the list of programs, the following information about the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have about Hotspot Shield 3.18, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Hotspot Shield 3.18.
Uninstall Hotspot Shield 3.18

8. After removing Hotspot Shield 3.18, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of Hotspot Shield 3.18 that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Hotspot Shield 3.18 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
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This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Hotspot Shield 3.18 by AnchorFree Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that Hotspot Shield 3.18 by AnchorFree Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Hotspot Shield 3.18 supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-28 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-28 12:42:56.927