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USING THE FREE

VERSION OF "HOTSPOT
SHIELD" FOR SECURE
INTERNET ACCESS

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presentation:

http://aztcs.org
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Meeting Notes
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SUMMARY

You can use the free


edition of the "Hotspot
Shield" virtual private
network service to securely
access the Internet from
public Internet connections.
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"HOTSPOT SHIELD"

The free version of "Hotspot


Shield" displays a 1-inch
advertising bar at the top of all
Web browsers in "Windows
XP", "Windows Vista", and
"Windows 7" computers.
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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

The free version of "Hotspot


Shield" displays a 1-inch
advertising bar at the top of
"Internet Explorer 10", "Internet
Explorer 9", "Mozilla Firefox",
and "Google Chrome" in
"Windows 8.." computers.
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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

The free version of "Hotspot


Shield" displays a 1-inch
advertising bar at the top of
"Mozilla Firefox", and "Google
Chrome" in "Windows 8.1
Preview" computers.
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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

The free version of "Hotspot


Shield" does not display a 1inch advertising bar at the top
of "Internet Explorer 11" in
"Windows 8.1 Preview"
computers but we expect to see
this "problem" resolved soon.
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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)


o If you use the LEFT mouse button to
click on the "Hotspot Shield" icon in
the "Notification Area" of the Desktop:

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o The "Pause Protection" feature does
not work with "Windows 8" and
"Windows 8.1".
o The "Test protection" feature works as
follows:

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o If you use the RIGHT mouse button to
click on the "Hotspot Shield" icon in
the "Notification Area" of the Desktop:

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o Then, clicking on Properties has the
same effect has using the LEFT
mouse button:

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o If you use the RIGHT mouse button to
click on the "Hotspot Shield" icon in
the "Notification Area" of the Desktop,
then clicking on "Disconnect/OFF",
turns off the Hotspot Shield service so
that the "Hotspot Shield" icon in the
notification area turns red AND a
browser window opens up for the
homepage of http://anchorfree.us
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HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

o In "Windows 8.1 Preview" with


Windows Media Center added,
the mandatory advertising bar
shows up in Firefox but it is a
bit distorted:

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(continued)

o In "Windows 8.1 Preview" with


Windows Media Center added,
the mandatory advertising bar
shows up in Google Chrome
but it is a bit distorted:

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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

o "Hotspot Shield" redirects any


attempt by you to go to
http://google.com in any Web
browser to
http://search.anchorfree.net/

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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

o To go to http://google.com, click
on "Skip: keep tracking as is":

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o The "Hotspot Shield" window
displays okay in most versions of
"Windows" including "Windows
XP", "Windows Vista", "Windows
7", and "Windows 8":

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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

o However for "Windows 8.1


Preview" when "Windows
Media Center" is installed,
the right edge of the
"Hotspot Shield" window is
not displayed:
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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

o Step 1:
Use your left mouse button to click
on the green "Connect" button (if a
"Connect" button is displayed in
the "Hotspot Shield" window):

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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

o Step 2:
Use your left mouse button
to click on truncated blue
"Sign In" button. (Only the
"Si" of the blue "Sign In"
button is displayed".):
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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

o Step 3:
The "Hotspot Shield" window
will disappear.
o Step 4:
Your default Web browser will
start up and it will displayed
"Hotspot Shield" Web "Sign In"
page.
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"HOTSPOT SHIELD" (continued)

o Step 5:
If you are running the free version
of "Hotspot Shield", you do not
need to sign in to your "Hotspot
Shield" account.
(If you are running the paid version
of "Hotspot Shield", you can sign in
to access your "Elite" services.)
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