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.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
Windows Vista/Windows 7
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||cast.config||37 bytes||MD5: be56e1f3fa5888895a83ce7cc58c3364|
|2||U82.exe||374181 bytes||MD5: 8ffa73005bf1dc64a3a7fa272d6aca66|
|3||9EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe||94720 bytes||MD5: 80785965211448dc25b2e4f924db028e|
|4||uninstaller.exe.config||1658 bytes||MD5: b217b77be6bb11ed5af28a752e15b77a|
|5||ShutdownTime.exe||91648 bytes||MD5: f9d1bb4a62197e1351689b0718b866ca|
|6||CNDBA.exe||2070016 bytes||MD5: 76226644f49a1e39000ed14c70be6e6b|
|7||unins000.dat||1087 bytes||MD5: ee00c0bbf17eff69c5b4a0c13aa13a65|
|8||9EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe.config||1658 bytes||MD5: b217b77be6bb11ed5af28a752e15b77a|
|9||uninstaller.exe||1461760 bytes||MD5: 55f97993d4e7864e2c57beadeb43b9e3|
|10||CNDBA.exe.config||1658 bytes||MD5: b217b77be6bb11ed5af28a752e15b77a|
|11||unins000.exe||722597 bytes||MD5: bb1e109a930779ee7644f15234256056|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|