How to Remove Hotspot Shield and Related Search Redirect

Hotspot Shield adware is installed along with an application that helps to browse in private and reach blocked websites through private networks. It hijacks web browsers Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer for redirecting users web search to search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect where ads and promoted links are displayed instead of true organic search results. Such redirection is used for profit that comes from promotion, and free program developers either share income with or get paid by promoters for installing adware. This is why adware is often deceptively installed along with free programs and why Hotspot Shield and other adware is difficult to remove manually without prior experience.

This removal guide will help you to remove Hotspot Shield either manually or with a help of Hotspot Shield Removal Tool. This tool comes with promotional security pack that includes free online support and free anti-spyware program. Both of them can improve protection against malicious program and available for free during the next one year of the trial period.

 

What is Hotspot Shield?

Hotspot Shield Toolbar is installed along with a program that helps to browse web privately and reach websites that are locked by someone on the computer. It comes with a search redirect to search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect used for promotion and advertising. Any time user clicks on some link or ad, the distributors are getting money, and that is why programs like Hotspot Shield are often deceptively installed with other free programs and hard to remove. Such adware consists of many components and might be bundled with other like programs thus making removal even complicated. Removing Hotspot Shield and redirect to search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect requires time consuming procedures that are confusing to computer users without prior experience in removing adware programs and redirect viruses.

Hotspot Shield adware

Protection:

Since Hotspot Shield is considered to be legitimate software and is installed with free programs packed with like adware, the only reliable way to stop it is your attention to the installation process. If you want to avoid installing viruses onto your computer, then pay attention to all marked check boxes since Hotspot Shield adware is set for an automatic installation. Use “custom” installation option instead of “typical” one that hides adware being installed from user’s view.

 

 

Hotspot Shield Removal Tool

For removing Hotspot Shield toolbar you need to uninstall the program and remove add-ons from your web browsers. You also need to reset web browser settings for your homepage and search provider to preferred ones. Fixing changes made to your computer by Hotspot Shield and bundled adware programs might be very time consuming and difficult without special removal tools.

Hotspot Shield Removal Tool makes the removal process easy, quick, and safe as compared to manual removal made by inexperienced person. This offer is backed up by online support and assistance. It comes along with a program that removes other malicious and unwanted programs like keyloggers, surveillance apps, ads, coupons, and other like programs that might be used by cuber criminals.

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Remove Hotspot Shield Manually

For manual removal you need to uninstall all Hotspot Shield search redirect components. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs” utility, and then you need to remove web browser add-ons and fix settings altered by this adware.

Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-spyware program to make sure hidden malicious programs and spyware are also removed.

Uninstal Hotspot Shield adware program

  • Click Start button, and then click Control Panel in the system Start menu.
  • Double-click “Add or Remove Programs” (“Programs and Features” for Win7 and Vista) in the Control Panel menu window.
  • Scroll through the program list, highlight “any component related to Hotspot Shield, and Search Protect By Conduit if found” item, and click Remove.

 

 

Remove Hotspot Shield from Internet Explorer

Remove Hotspot Shield add-ons from Internet Explorer Browsers

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Manage add-ons.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for “any component related to Hotspot Shield, and Search Protect By Conduit if found” add-on.
  • Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.

Remove search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect redirect from IE 8

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • In Option window open General tab, find Search section, and click Settings button.
  • Mark you preferred search provider in the providers’ list and click Set as Default button.
  • You will see a list of search providers. Select your preferred search provider and click the button Set as default.
  • Find the line with search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect redirect, and then click Remove button.

Remove search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect redirect from IE 9

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • Open General tab, find Change search defaults, and click the Settings button.
  • Select your preferred provider and click Set as default button
  • Remove search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect redirect and like from the list.

 

 

Remove Hotspot Shield from Firefox

Remove Hotspot Shield add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
  • Click it and select Add-ons.
  • Select Extensions on the sidebar.
  • Find “any component related to Hotspot Shield, and Search Protect By Conduit if found” . Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

Remove search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect redirect from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and enter “about.config” in URL bar.
  • Type “ Keyword.url ” in the search box and right click it.
  • Set it something different than search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect and reset this parameter.
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect
  • Type “browser.search.selectengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than search redirect to search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect. Then search for “browser.newtab.url”, right click it and reset to prevent automatic launching search redirected website on each new tab.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

 

 

Remove Hotspot Shield from Chrome

Remove Hotspot Shield add-ons from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
  • Find and Disable/Delete all “any component related to Hotspot Shield, and Search Protect By Conduit if found” add-on.
  • Restart your browser.

Remove search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect redirect from Google Chrome

  • Launch the program Google Chrome and click on Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Find “Search” and click on Manage search engines.
  • Select your preferred search engine and click Make default.
  • Find and remove search.anchrofree.com, search.conduit.com, or other unwanted redirect related items.

Note: This manual removal procedure might be confusing. If your value your time or cannot remove this redirect virus manually, use Hotspot Shield Removal Tool instead, and then scan your system with bundled free anti-spyware program to get rid of hidden computer infections including those installed with Hotspot Shield.

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… AND KEEP YOUR SYSTEM PROTECTED AGAINST HIDDEN THREATS
New customers can take FREE ONE-YEAR TRIAL of our “SpyHunter” antispyware and our “Online Support” for removing malware.

  • Easily remove programs like one that infected your computer
  • Remove programs that can steal your money and private data
  • Remove adware that annoys you and compromises your privacy
  • Find and remove legitimate programs that help to spy on you

Use your FREE ANTISPYWARE for detecting and removing dangerous programs that are not addressed by conventional antivirus products.

 

 

Remove Hotspot Shield Search Redirect Completely

Removing adware and spyware installed along with Hotspot Shield might be tricky since these programs can use some means of protection against removal or maximize profit by coming with bundled like programs that are hard to remove altogether. If you found that search redirect cannot be removed, then it look at your Hosts file for tricky redirection. Read this article to find out how to remove redirects from you Hosts file and remove any one that redirects well-known search providers to some IP address. It is one of tricks and you can look other article for more information on tricks used by adware programs and search redirect viruses that you want to remove.

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