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In this article, we help you to learn How To Completely Uninstall HotSpot Sheild on Mac Mojave by using our best Mac App Uninstaller software - Omni Remover 2. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version here before continuing.
What is HotSpot Sheild? Hotspot Shield is a virtual private network (VPN) utility developed by AnchorFree, Inc., a company in Silicon Valley. Hotspot Shield was released in April 2008 for Windows and macOS operating systems, and was expanded to include support for iOS and Android in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Hotspot Shield and similar VPN software are used for securing Internet connections, often in unsecured networks (Learn How To Uninstall VMware Fusion on Mac).
Why you may consider uninstalling Hotspot Shield on your Mac? Back to 2012, Hotspot Shield Mac users grown fast in the United States and Europe, but unfortunately, as 500,000 Mac users were infected by the Flashback virus. Even though Hotspot Shield was also used as a protection against the virus, many users still decide to remove Hotspot Shield from their Mac to avoid virus affection and private data leak. Follow this quick article to learn how to clean and safe uninstall Hotspot Shield on Mac.
Part 1: How To Uninstall Hotspot Shield on Mac Manually
It's easy to uninstall programs on macOS. You can simply drag and drop the application to Trash and it will get removed from your Mac. But it will leave a large mount of application leftover junk. Follow steps behow to learn how to uninstall Hotspot Shield on Mac manually.
- Step 1: To uninstall Hotspot Shield on your Mac, open Finder > Applications > Hotspot Shield > Drag Hotspot Shield to Trash:
- Step 2: After moving the Hotspot Shield app file to Trash folder, there are still Hotspot Shield related VPN profiles, user settings, and other 'Hidden' Hotspot Shield component files. To get rid of all these Hotspot Shield residual files, you need to move further: Open Finder > in Menu, click Go > enter ~/Library/.
- Step 3: Now search Hotspot Shield leftover files by checking each folder. They are possibly stored in the following folders: Application Support | Caches | Containers | Frameworks | Logs | Preferences | Saved | Application State | WebKit
- Step 4: Drag the files associated with Hotspot Shield to Trash > Empty Trash and restart your Mac to finish the uninstalling of Hotspot Shield.
Part 2: How To Completely Uninstall Hotspot Shield on Mac
To have much easier and fast Hotspot Shield removal method, you can choose Omni Remover as your best Mac App Uninstaller software that can make Hotspot Shield removal precedure much easier. Follow steps below to learn how to uninstall Hotspot Shield on Mac.
Click here to download Omni Remover 2 (Ready for macOS Mojave) > Install and Open Omni Remover 2 on your Mac.
In Omni Remover 2 > App Uninstall > Click Hotspot Shield > Clean Uninstall.
Then Omni Remover 2 will start scanning all Hotspot Shield related data/files > After it finished scanning, click Clean Uninstall to start uninstall Hotspot Shield from your Mac.
The Bottom Line
As you can see, it's about 1-click work to uninstall Hotspot Shield on your Mac with Omni Remover 2. Apart from its simple and efficient Mac app uninstalling ability, Omni Remover 2 can also free up more space on macOS Mojave with just one click, clean up Sketch/Xcode cache junks and manage extentions at one go. Free Download now to have a try.
Omni Remover 2
Version 2.8.0 (18 January, 2019) / Support macOS Mojave
Category: Mac Uninstaller