Running Hotspot Shield
You can run the Hotspot Shield client by double-clicking the Hotspot Shield icon or by clicking the Hotspot Shield icon in the system tray.
Enabling Elite features
To enable Elite features, you need to sign in to your Elite account from the Hotspot Shield app. If you're not signed in, you will see “Hotspot Shield FREE” at the top of the Hotspot Shield window.
Signing in to Hotspot Shield
If protection is paused or stopped, the Sign In or Sign Out menu item will be hidden from the Hotspot Shield menu. First start protection, and the sign in or sign out menu item will be visible.
To sign in to your Elite account:
- At the top-left corner, click the shield to open the menu.
- Click Sign In.
- Enter your username and password (they are case-sensitive). Then click SIGN IN.
Hotspot Shield will switch to Elite mode, and all Elite features will be enabled. The banner at the top will say "Hotspot Shield ELITE".