How do I connect to Hotspot Shield?

Once you’ve downloaded and installed Hotspot Shield VPN on your Windows device, all you need to do is open the app and turn it on. Follow the quick instructions below to learn how to use Hotspot Shield VPN for Windows.

Step 1: Open the Hotspot Shield VPN application

Click the Hotspot Shield icon HSS_logo.png to open the Hotspot Shield VPN application.

To find the Hotspot Shield VPN application, click the Windows icon Windows_logo.png on the lower left-hand corner of the screen, or find the Hotspot Shield VPN icon on the desktop or taskbar.

Step 2: Turn Hotspot Shield VPN on

Click the “Start” button to turn Hotspot Shield VPN on. 


Step 3: Choose a VPN server

Once Hotspot Shield VPN is connected, choose from any VPN server location by clicking on the country name above the map, and to the right of “Server location.”


That’s it! It’s super easy to use Hotspot Shield VPN for Windows. Now, you can enjoy access to your favorite sites, apps, games, and more with enhanced privacy and security to keep you safe.