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Thursday, 13 May 2010

Hotspot Shield: What part of “no adware” don’t you understand?

We’ve gotten some inquiries about why VIPRE has been detecting Hotspot Shield ( as adware since May 4. Some thought it might be a false positive. It isn’t.

The Hotspot Shield web site carries the below graphic that says “NO spyware / adware.”

Well just SAYING “NO spyware / adware” doesn’t make it happen.

Here’s what the Hotspot Shield “terms of service” say (

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