ShutdownTime Removal Guide

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ShutdownTime is a questionable application that claims to be a time manager that offers “Automatic Shutdown/Start after a todolist” but it may indirectly pose as a potential threat to your system security. Therefore, we have classified this program as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. We have found that this PUP is very similar to DiskPower and Speedownloader. Unfortunately, this software can spread in bundled version that may also install an ad-supported program that could expose you to potentially unreliable advertisements. If you do not wish to end up infecting your computer with additional and more dangerous threats, or end up on malicious websites as the next victim of an online scam, we suggest that you remove ShutdownTime as soon as possible. If you want to know more about this potential threat, please continue reading our full article.

You can find the official page of this PUP at shutdowntime.com, but there is little chance that you have found and visited this site knowingly. Although this page looks quite alright and professional, it has little information about this tool. In fact, the download links do not even work surprisingly. However, the Download buttons do work and redirect you strangely enough to a twitter page, twitter.com/SBootstrap. This is a bit suspicious and would stop a security-minded user from wanting to install this software. But, if it is too late for that, such a user would probably want to delete ShutdownTime right after reading this paragraph. Of course, we understand if you need more than this to do so. Let us go on then to show you the real face of this questionable program.

Our research shows that this PUP can also be found spreading in bundled versions. However, these versions may also install an adware program among other threats that may redirect you to questionable URL addresses like “ladomainadeserver.com/redirect/ 57a764d042bf8” where you could be forwarded to potentially harmful third-party websites and be exposed to third-party advertising that may result in malware infections on your system if you were to engage with them, or worse. It is also possible that you can land on malicious websites where cyber crooks cannot wait to scam their next victim. You can download such a bundle when you are looking for a free tool to download and you end up on a shady torrent or freeware page, or when you click on suspicious third-party ads, fake buttons, and fake banner notifications on questionable websites usually associated with file sharing, online betting, and gaming. It is essential that you run a full-system scan using a trustworthy malware scanner right after you delete ShutdownTime from your system.

It is also important to make sure that your system is never infected when you go online because an adware program, a browser hijacker, or even a PUP like this one could present to you potentially unreliable third-party ads and links that may drop this PUP in a bundle. Please note that the presence of an adware threat can also be dangerous as such an infection can spy on you and use this information to introduce you to customized third-party ads that may lead to malicious pages. All in all, if your PC is infected with such threats, you are never safe to go online. Removing ShutdownTime may only be the first step towards a secure system.

This questionable application offers you the ability of shutting down or starting up your computer automatically at a given time. It has a very basic GUI. Although this may as well work just fine, our main issue with this PUP is that it may also install an adware program that could promote questionable third-party websites in your browsers. This adware can either be installed in the same or in a separate folder, such as “C:\Program Files (x86)\ShutdownTime\9EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe,” i.e., with a random name, which makes it a bit more difficult to identify it to delete it. If you find this PUP on your computer, we do not advise you to click on any third-party content and page that may appear on your screen as you could be redirected to other questionable pages possibly operated by cyber criminals where you could share your banking details and lose your money. But it is also possible to drop malware infections when you click on unsafe third-party ads. All in all, we suggest that you remove ShutdownTime from your system if you do not want to experience any related complications and system security issues whether direct or indirect.

It is possible to eliminate this PUP by running its uninstaller in Control Panel. However, this will not put an end to the adware it may install. Therefore, after you remove ShutdownTime, we recommend that you check “%PROGRAMFILES%\” and “%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\” folders for any random-named folder that may have been installed along with this PUP and delete those, too. It may be time for you to consider installing a reliable anti-malware program (e.g., SpyHunter) if you want to defend your PC against potential threats as well as malicious attacks automatically.

How to remove ShutdownTime from Windows

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R and type control panel. Press OK.
  2. Open Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Access the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Pick Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and press Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and press Remove.
Download Remover for ShutdownTime *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

ShutdownTime Screenshots:

ShutdownTime
ShutdownTime

ShutdownTime technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1unins000.exe722597 bytesMD5: bb1e109a930779ee7644f15234256056
2uninstaller.exe.config1658 bytesMD5: b217b77be6bb11ed5af28a752e15b77a
3ShutdownTime.exe91648 bytesMD5: f9d1bb4a62197e1351689b0718b866ca
4uninstaller.exe1461760 bytesMD5: 55f97993d4e7864e2c57beadeb43b9e3
5CNDBA.exe2070016 bytesMD5: 76226644f49a1e39000ed14c70be6e6b
69EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe.config1658 bytesMD5: b217b77be6bb11ed5af28a752e15b77a
7cast.config37 bytesMD5: be56e1f3fa5888895a83ce7cc58c3364
89EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe94720 bytesMD5: 80785965211448dc25b2e4f924db028e
9unins000.dat1087 bytesMD5: ee00c0bbf17eff69c5b4a0c13aa13a65
10U82.exe374181 bytesMD5: 8ffa73005bf1dc64a3a7fa272d6aca66
11CNDBA.exe.config1658 bytesMD5: b217b77be6bb11ed5af28a752e15b77a

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1unins000.exeunins000.exe722597 bytes
2uninstaller.exe.configuninstaller.exe.config1658 bytes
3ShutdownTime.exeShutdownTime.exe91648 bytes
4uninstaller.exeuninstaller.exe1461760 bytes
5CNDBA.exeCNDBA.exe2070016 bytes
69EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe.config9EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe.config1658 bytes
79EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe9EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe94720 bytes
8U82.exeU82.exe374181 bytes
9CNDBA.exe.configCNDBA.exe.config1658 bytes

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