HideMyAss on Windows – Guide on how to install HideMyAss on Windows
In this guide, I will explain to you how to download and install the software HideMyAss on Windows in order to be able to go online safely and anonymously with your PC Computer.
The images you find in the guide below are relied on how you can install the software on Windows 7; however, the installation and activation is the same even in the case of Windows XP, or Windows Vista.
You can use HideMyAss on a computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) or on Apple such as iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, but unlike these, that do not need to download or install the software, Hide My Ass activation on computer (desktop or notebook) with Windows platform instead, requires the installation of a simple software.
Let’s see how to install Hide My Ass on Windows.
STEP 1: Access to your private area
Once you have successfully made the purchase of the software by the online payment, you can access a restricted area through this link (https://vpn.hidemyass.com/vpncontrol/signin ) or through the "LOGIN" that you find on the page of the official website hidemyass.com dedicated to the VPN software at this link: (http://www.hidemyass.com/vpn/).
At this point you must enter your login username and password (i.e. the ones you chose when creating the account during the purchase) to access to your private area.
Within the first page of your account, you can immediately see:
- Registration State: ACTIVE or INACTIVE (if it is ACTIVE it means that your account / license is up and running while if it is INACTIVE it means that your license has expired and you have to renew)
- Auto-Renew: ON or OFF (if ON it means that your membership will automatically renew at expiring of the credit by using your credit card. Otherwise, if it is OFF it means that once the license is expired you can use the software until you have a new license making payment manually. you choose the payment when ordering.)
- Last payment: (shows the date of the last (or first) Payment)
- Subscription ends: (shows the date of your registration / license to use the software)
- Yellow button "RENEW $ $" (pressing the button if your subscription expires you can renew it and pay to activate the software again.)
STEP 2: Download the software compatible with Windows
Once you enter in your account, you need to go to the "DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE".
Choose the software for Windows (for Windows there is an only one software to download that is compatible with all newer versions such as XP, Vista and 7) and click on the word "Click here to download" to download the software on your computers.
STEP 3: Install the Software
Once you download the software on your computer, open it and start the installation that will takes you few seconds during which other windows might open in addition to the automatic installation.
STEP 4: Start the software
Once installed the software Hide My Ass, go to the start menu in the window "Programs" where you will see a directory called "HMH! Pro VPN" where ther is the link to start the program. Otherwise, if you decided to install the icon on your desktop, click this.
STEP 5: Activate the software
Once you have started the application application you will see an operating control panel like the one shown in the picture below where you can enter your Username and Password to activate the software (the data are those that you used to access the restricted area of Hidemyass . com).
Once you have entered your Username and Password you need simply to select one of the many servers which connect to and then click the button "Connect to VPN" to start the software that will establish a secure, encrypted web connection while changing your IP address.
STEP 6: Check the operation of the software
Once you’ve done everything, and clicked on the button "Connect to VPN" You should see a screen like this in which is shown on your original IP address (obscured in the image), the state from which you connect, the IP address with which you surf From that moment on and the server software that has logged.
STEP 6: Check the operation of the software
Once you’ve done everything, and clicked on the button "Connect to VPN" You should see a screen like this in which is shown on your original IP address (obscured in the image), the state which you connect from, the IP address which you surf with from that moment and the server software that has logged to.
However, to check if everything works perfectly and if your IP address has really changed on the network, you can visit the web site http://ip-adress.com and see what is the current IP address which you are surfing the net with. If it is changed (and is equal to that which brings you the software) it means that the VPN connection using Hide My Ass is up and running.
I hope I have been clear and explained well how to download, install and activate the software Hide My Ass on your Windows computer. However, If you have any questions or comments use the box below.