Re: Uninstall Hotspot Shield Completely?
tried revo and ccleaner and manually removing all hss files from my machine but that didn't help. this is what i did to remove it in win xp. note that this is playing with the registry to backup first. or don't
right-click my computer, choose properties, then go to the hardware tab. choose device manager
right-click the anchor free miniport helper (it's under network adapters in the heirarchy), choose properties and then choose the details tab. make a note of the instance ID (this is where the device resides in the registry)
make a note of the part that says hss (should be something like ROOT\hss****\000* or something, i deleted mine and didn't make a note of it)
exit out of all the windows then go start>run and type regedt32 (not regedit)
search for the string you made a note of above (hss****, with **** replacing what it says on your machine)
when the string is found, right click the entire branch and choose permissions. there allow all actions to all users. ok out.
delete the branch.
keep repeating until all hss****\000* branches are deleted (i found 3 on my machine).
for good measure i deleted all hss instances in the registry, but i wouldn't do this casually as some entries are within branches so you might need to delete the entry itself, not the entire branch.