Uninstalling Hotspot Shield

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by hammie14, Mar 18, 2010.

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    hammie14

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    #1
    Hi,

    I installed Hotspot Shield on my mac but cant find how to fully uninstall it?

    There was something on the apple forum but it was not too much help!

    I am running osx 10.6 on a MPB

    Thanks
    Rob
     
  2. macrumors member

    sh0vel

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    #2
    HSS comes with it's own uninstaller - it is in the same installer package, did you use that?
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I have the same problem.

    This is the apple discussion that didn't work for me either

    Uninstalled using the package, but the bar still shows up.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Spoke too soon i guess. Used the uninstaller, reset settings in safari and rebooted. All seems happy right now.
     
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    hammie14

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    #5
    Never see that :eek:

    Thanks ;)
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same problem. How do you get to the installer package? :confused:
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    Anyone here able to help please??
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    #8
    Uninstall Hotspot Shield

    How do I uninstall Hotspot Shield VPN?
    You can tap and hold the app until the "X" appears and tap again to delete. If you want to uninstall Hotspot Shield completely, you will need to switch your VPN to "Manual" and or delete your VPN Profile.
    DELETE VPN PROFILE
    Go to "Settings"
    Select "General"
    Select "Profiles"
    Select "Hotspot Shield VPN"
    Tap "Remove"
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    i know its easy

    all you need to do is go to terminal then this is important so look carefully
    so its sudo rm -R and then press the space bar and drag the installer into the terminal and press enter and then enter your mac password and your done no more hotspot shield hope u found this useful :):)
     
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    macbookonthego

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    you will need the install .DMG and mount/open it - move over to the right side of the window and there is the uninstaller - works fine, quit and relaunch your browser (safari in my case) and it's gone - will go with it (or another VPN app pro version) in a month - it DOES slow connections down - hang onto the .DMG for a while just in case : )
     
  11. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Since this 2 year old thread has been resurrected yet again, I'll add this: The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     

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