Get started with Hotspot Shield for Firefox


HSS Firefox Add-on

Hotspot Shield is available as a Firefox add-on! Get privacy, security and access for Free—just add it, turn it on and browse.

Adding Hotspot Shield to Firefox

To add the Hotspot Shield add-on:

  1. Visit the Hotspot Shield Firefox Add-on page.
  2. Click + Add to Firefox and then Add to Firefox.
  3. Click Install to confirm and the Hotspot Shield  icon will be added to the top-right of your Firefox browser.

Turning Protection ON and OFF

To turn Protection ON:

  1. At the top-right of Firefox, click the Hotspot Shield  icon.
  2. Click the Hotspot Shield Protection switch to ON.

To turn Protection OFF:

  1. At the top-right of Firefox, click the Hotspot Shield icon.
  2. Click the Hotspot Shield Protection switch to OFF.

How can you tell Protection is ON or OFF?

  1.  = Protection is ON when you see a green shield.
  2.  = Protection is OFF when you see a red shield.

Changing Virtual Locations

Currently there are five Virtual Locations to choose from: Denmark, US, Canada, France and Netherland.

To change Virtual Locations:

  1. At the top-right of Firefox, click the Hotspot Shield  icon.
  2. Click Virtual Location.
  3. Select the Virtual Location you wish to use by clicking the flag.
Optimize your connection speed. Choose the globe  in Virtual Location options to connect to the Virtual Location that gives you the fastest connection speed.
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