hope everyone is going good. I have a question pertaining to Hotspot Shield Routing driver 6 which is running on my computer. Problem is I don't presently have Hotspot Shield installed. I downloaded it about a year ago to try it, but decided not to keep it after a few days. I uninstalled the app, but I just happened to notice this driver today. I disabled it, and right after found myself without an internet connection, or access to my network, until I re-enabled it. Why would this driver belonging to a program that was removed almost a year ago still control my network/internet access?
I don't know if this 2nd part is related, or not, but while messing around with this I discovered that Privatefirewall's pfsvc.exe has stopped, and will not start/load. Even after a number of reboots and uninstalling and reinstalling the firewall. I've sent Greg over at Privacyware an email to get his thoughts as well. I just have a nagging feeling the two are connected somehow, as they are both displayed under 'non plug and play drivers' when I click 'show hidden devices' in network adapters/device manager.
Thanks for any help.