Hotspot Shield Launches Automatically at Startup

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

  1. rrm74001 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2008
    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

    Jul 5, 2009
    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

    Apr 18, 2009
    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

    Mar 28, 2008
    This works, thanks.
  5. Merkaba1111 macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2011
    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

    Nov 28, 2009
    Delete the App then, and do a reinstall if you really need it.
  7. gregorywest macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2010
    I agree. I am using LION and cannot shut down the shield.:(


    Did you actually try this before posting???

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

    Jul 12, 2009
    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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