Hotspot Shield

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by shortyana, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. shortyana macrumors newbie


    Jul 27, 2012
    I upgraded to IOS mountain lion 2 days ago. My issue is now my Hotspot shield won't work properly. I redownloaded it and still not working correctly.
    This is the issue: it connects but then the browser stops responding. It totally slows down all Internet traffic. I love hotspot shield and since I am in Germany right now I need to it access the US sites.

  2. bdeivert macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    response to question HOTSPOT SHIELD

    Hi I have the same problem and just got this answer from them..

    AnchorFree Support, Jul 27 10:22 (PDT):

    Hotspot Shield does not currently support Mac OS X 10.8. We are working on releasing a new version with support for Mountain Lion, but, at this time, we do not know when it will become available.

    Dmitri Molchanov
    Help Desk Engineer
  3. shortyana thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 27, 2012
    Thanks fort the answer

    Thanks :)

  4. Martin R macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    I am pleased to find that i am not the only one with this same problem. Hopefully a fix will be available soon.
  5. Slanie macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    Hotspot resolution

    I had the same problem when I upgraded to mountain lion. Found this solution from the, similar proxy service, forum and it works for hotspot shield as well!

    "...2) I went into Network Preferences/Advanced
    3) Clicked on the DNS tab
    4) Added two new OpenDNS servers: & by pressing the '+' button

    5) I clicked OK and then Apply
    6) I connected to VPN and voila - everything works fine. Wifi works also while VPN is disconnected. "
  6. MacK. macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2012
  7. Martin R macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    RE Hotspot resolution

    Thanks Slanie that work around worked for me too
  8. Psilocin macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2012
  9. kahveminkokusu macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2012
    Solution for Hotspot Shield on Lion Mountain :)

    Hi mates, i saw your speeches. And i downloaded and installed Lion Mountain on my Mac 1 day ago. And same problem :mad: Then i found some programs like Hotspot Shield . For instance: "NetShade" . its working as brillant on lion mountain. :rolleyes: And i'm sharing one my desktop screene :) but this programme just "10 day use" free. But also there is a one more programme but i haven't tried yet on mac. This apps name : "Tor" for mac.

    Also you can change proxy place in wherever you :) by the way you can watch Hulu and use Spotify or Pandora like in USA and one-click you can watch BBC-iplayer like in UK or what you want :)

    I hope your problem will solute that way :)

    Tor :

  10. shortyana thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 27, 2012
    Software finally updated

    Even though I found another VPN that works great on all my devices. VPNoneclick I tried hotshot shield today and it worked again.
    I guess they finally updated the software.

    Ok so now I have another ? How do I use get my apple TV to work on a VPN??

    I would like to watch Hulu and Netflix though my apple TV while I am stationed here in Germany.

  11. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    You'd have to set the VPN up on your router to get your AppleTV to do that.
  12. Skoopman, Sep 1, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012

    Skoopman macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2011
    Since I see all kinds of people lately, who use software for privacy, I have to step in. If you want privacy and security, you don't use software to achieve that. For maximum privacy choose a VPN provider which is not based in the US or the EU and does not log your info or activity. Also, don't use VPN provider who use software to connect to the servers (not even OpenVPN). OS X has a built in VPN client, use it! I know it's easier to use a application, but why bother using a VPN at all if you risk to be vulnerable through software bugs and backdoors? Even a little bug or security hole can compromise all your anonymity on the internet.

    Also: Stop using free services. Nothing is for free. If you are not willing to pay for a services, than be prepared to give up your personal data for free.

    More information:

    TorrentFreak: Which VPN Providers Really Take Anonymity Seriously?
    #OpNewblood Ongoing List of Paid VPN Providers
  13. Johnnodrums macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    Thanks Slanie

    Thanks Slanie good find. Worked for me too!!!!
  14. FrancescoZZ macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2011
    Not working anymore

    I was using those DNS settings and HSS would connect all the time for me. In the past few months though it just keeps being stuck on "Protecting...".
    Is this happening for others as well? Anyone have a fix?

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