How do I download and install Hotspot Shield for Windows?

Downloading Hotspot Shield

Go to and sign in.  


Click on the Hotspot Shield tab.


Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and download Hotspot Shield.


To install Hotspot Shield:

  1. Find the Hotspot Shield installer (.exe file) you downloaded from one of the links above (it should appear on the bottom left-hand side of your screen)
  2. Click the file the installer and choose Install

  3. Follow the instructions to finish installing Hotspot Shield VPN

Once installed, Hotspot Shield automatically updates, unless you downloaded the app from the Microsoft Store. The update may also occur the second time you launch Hotspot Shield. For more information about how to update Hotspot Shield in the Microsoft Store, read this article