Hotspot Shield Launches Automatically at Startup

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rrm74001, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. rrm74001 macrumors regular

    rrm74001

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    #1
    I have been using Hotspot Shield for a few years now, but the most recent update is for some reason causing it to automatically launch at startup (it has the Hotspot Shield logo in the menu bar).

    I have tried looking at the the Startup Items list in System Preferences and looking at the preferences within the application itself. I cannot seem to figure out how to prevent it from launching automatically.

    Does anyone know?
     
  2. ercolino macrumors newbie

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    Jul 5, 2009
    #2
    Hotspot Shield Launches Automatically at Startup

    I have the same problem and couldn't find a solution in the usual places...
     
  3. Papaluchi macrumors newbie

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    #3
    To stop it, drag it to you dock and right click and you will see the option for open at login, uncheck it and thats it
     
  4. silentio macrumors newbie

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    #4
    This works, thanks.
     
  5. Merkaba1111 macrumors newbie

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    #5
    doesn't work for me. everytime i restart it is back, unchecking login at start is rechecked!
    I also deleted the login item and startup folder entry
     
  6. PXL Creations macrumors member

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    #6
    Delete the App then, and do a reinstall if you really need it.
     
  7. gregorywest macrumors newbie

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    #7
    I agree. I am using LION and cannot shut down the shield.:(

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    Did you actually try this before posting???

    It doesn't work...On to another forum.:(
     
  8. steveLONDON macrumors regular

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    UK
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    Select 'Run at Login' from the drop down menu. Then deselect it. That should do it.

    Otherwise you have to manually remove it from Login Items every time:

    System Preferences - > Accounts - > Login Items
     

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