How to Remove “shutdown.exe”

What is shutdown.exe?


shutdown.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as shutdown application. It belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation.  It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as shutdown.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

How to check if your computer is infected with shutdown.exe  malware?       

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with shutdown.exe  malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the shutdown.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private information
When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with shutdown.exe malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the shutdown.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Windows\System32 then the system is not affected by shutdown.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by shutdown.exe malware.
 
How to remove the shutdown.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the shutdown.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
 
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 April 2011 at 6:40 am
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Version
Product
Version
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Malware Behavior
1 MXC工作室 Executable 7671201dd77aa332
2ce398e553d1bf46
58e619e4
32ef71bff626a58e
0904d57b17288848
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.OSC
F
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 12:25 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 866ec0697687a3ba
9323c4cdb53daa5e
55ac687a
92cc8268e782ec7f
35eb127b99e8e095
No N/A N/A United States
2 معيذر Executable 97ffe58dd49181ea
a08cee1086e05aa1
3d62d5d9
0b896375ae25249a
533e68dcc6fd2d47
No 1.00 1.00 China
3 N/A Executable b85180e5154b2784
bab9e68922eda33d
0d1f7313
213ed15fbdbf544a
3b3145299e08f6ce
No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 653f119a403f4cda
837321080fc08bb7
f51b238f
61739432482891f2
dc5745cca0a67028
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States
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