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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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VersionDistribution 94.44% 5.56%

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Norton Hotspot Privacy

What is Norton Hotspot Privacy?  (from Symantec)

Norton Hotspot Privacy protects your entire WiFi session, whether you are surfing the web on your laptop or using apps on your mobile device. Working on both wireless and wired networks, you can easily install and setup Hotspot Privacy on up to five devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac® and Microsoft® Wi...  Read more


Norton Hotspot Privacy is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 6.22 MB (6,523,675 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 88% of users of Norton Hotspot Privacy come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Malaysia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: hotspot.norton.com/desktop/home.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Hotspot Privacy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Norton Hotspot Privacy\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Hotspot Privacy

  • nhp_proxy_cmd.exe
  • NhpInstaller.exe
  • openvpnas.exe
  • openvpntray.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • gui-ara.dll
  • gui-bur.dll
  • gui-chi.dll
  • gui-eng.dll
  • gui-fre.dll
  • gui-ger.dll
  • gui-jpn.dll
  • gui-per.dll
  • gui-rus.dll
  • gui-spa.dll
  • gui-tur.dll
  • gui-vie.dll
  • nhp_proxy.dll
  • nhpfixme.exe
  • NORTONTrayService.exe
  • openvpn.exe
  • tapinstall.exe (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider) - Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver (Windows Setup API)
  • vistahlp.dll
  • wddll.dll
  • zlib1.dll (by Zlib) - Zlib (Zlib: general purpose data compression / decompression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • openvpnas.exe runs as a service named 'Norton Hotspot Privacy Service' (NortonHotspotService).
  • NORTONTrayService.exe runs as a service named 'Norton Hotspot Privacy Tray Service' (NortonTrayService).

How do I remove Norton Hotspot Privacy?

You can uninstall Norton Hotspot Privacy from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Norton Hotspot Privacy, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Norton Hotspot Privacy.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 10 44%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows 10 44.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 8.1 27.78%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 5.56%
Windows 8 Pro 5.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.56%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.46%
  Canada 3.85%
  Malaysia 3.85%
  United Kingdom 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.89%
Toshiba 22.22%
ASUS 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Dell 5.56%
Common models
HPE-590t 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-A 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 5.56%
Sony VPCEH25FM 5.56%
Sony SVP1321BPXB 5.56%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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