How to Remove Annoying Hotspot Shield Ads

Hotspot Shield VPN software has a nice speed, and this VPN software is provided by Anchorfree to give its users free access to speedy and quality VPN like premium users, but the only thing they want from users in return is to embed ads on the top of any page they visits.

Note that this trick may not work properly with the latest Hotspot Shield program. Visit all ads network blocker page to learn how you can block all ads network on your computer screen whenever you are surfing the net including Hotspot Shield Latest Program Ads.


To many users, the ads that pop-up restlessly are annoying. So today, a post has been prepared to help get rid of those ads that keeps popping-up restlessly.

Steps to Remove Annoying Hotspot Shield ads

There are many ways to remove those annoying Hotspot shield ads, but today, the easiest and the 100% working method would be share.

1. Go to “My Computers”, Open your system drive/disk i.e. “C” where Windows is installed, then click windows > system 32 >drivers > etc. Once you get to the “etc” folder, you will see some files but right click on the file named “hosts” and select open with “Notepad”.


2. If you are lazy and can’t go through the long process in step 1, then bring out the Run window by pressing Win key+R on your Window Pc keyboard. Once the window opens, paste C://windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts into the box and press enter then open it with notepad.


3. Scroll down then copy and paste the code below into the blank space. After that, click file on the top of the Notepad window, then click on save.

It should look like this:


4. Finally, clear your entire browser Cache.

You now say goodbye to Hotspot Shield ads forever. If you encounter any difficulties just make use of the comment box below.

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  1. I got rid of the ads, but I get a large popup that blocks my ff windows.
    If I turn off hss, or the internet, it goes away. What is that and how do I block THAT?

  2. Thank you, boss. It worked!

    That annoying bar is gone from my browser. Let’s hope it stays that way.

  3. فارسی چت says:

    Thank you…

  4. At the last step you said Finally, clear your entire browser Cache. How to do it in Firefox browser?

  5. when I paste what u said in host then there is a tab appear saying i dont hav right to save changes while my userinfo indicates me as an administrator

  6. I’m using windows 8 and it says i can’t save it because I am not the admin, but i am logged on my main account and the account setting is set to admin.

    • Copy the host file on your desktop, add the code to it and then finally save it on your desktop. Delete the host file in the the windows folder and then copy the file you have already created on your desktop there.

  7. It does not work in my ipad4, need help to remove VPN

  8. badwy makky says:

    thank you very much………

  9. heyy it works. thanks.

  10. Harsh Kumar says:

    How to stop it from updating PLEASE I beg you help me how to stop it from Auto-Updating (ELITE)

  11. @Dexter, yes you are right, this trick does not work very well with the new version.

  12. Not working for newer versions, it seems they ignore the HOSTS file…the program has its own driver which controls network connections for the system…
    But AdBlock Plus may help. For Firefox and Chrome…

  13. yoyo honey singh says:

    i loveeeeeeeeee u u r da angel

  14. Thank you! It was helpful! =)

  15. hey thanks a lot man it works!!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this, i use Ad Block Plus and it works great (firefox) We need to find a way to use hotspot shield elite somehow, i remeber one program that resets trail period for programs but this one uses internet identification for it so no can do

  17. Mine said access denied also. I had to right click the hosts file again. Go to properties, then security and I clicked on edit. Then click on the username you logged in under and click full control and apply. Then start over and save the file.

    Thanks for your help but the ad is still there 🙁

    • @dapdog, if you follow the explanation in this post, the hotspot shield ad will no longer show but a blank ad space will still be on your browser.

  18. @joey94, try and follow the process outlined carefully. This trick is working effectively.

  19. the thing says access denied

  20. @bestway success, subscribe with so that whenever a review is shared about it you will be notified through email.

  21. bestway success says:

    is it a browsing software if it is pls share the review here to enjoy it together bro.

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